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Ideapad Z400, Z500, Z510 battery will not charge -...

Q: Ideapad Z400, Z500, Z510 battery will not charge -...

I followed instruction of OKO and started to callibrate my batttery. Now my battery is 0%, charging, but never get more than 0%, does not work if unplugged. Tried bios reset, acpi cleaned up.nothing help. Lenovo official service insitis to replace the battery. I feel that this is a programming bug rather than hardware issue. Please advise what shoudl i do?

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I followed instruction of OKO and started to callibrate my batttery. Now my battery is 0%, charging, but never get more than 0%, does not work if unplugged. Tried bios reset, acpi cleaned up.nothing help. Lenovo official service insitis to replace the battery. I feel that this is a programming bug rather than hardware issue. Please advise what shoudl i do?

A:Ideapad Z400, Z500, Z510 battery will not charge -...

Hi CuriousFox , 
 
Greetings.
 
To isolate fastest is to have another battery to use or charging the original battery on a known working compatible laptop.
The power checkout guide of the hardware machine manual provides steps to check battery charging integrity (example form Z510 manual page 21) .
 
You can also try plugging the laptop but not turning it on for 1-2 hours checking if there would be changes with the battery indicator LED.
 
Would it be the same using similar energy manager and operating system that came originally with the machine?
How is the battery health and battery report?
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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I have two Lenovo Y40-70 computers that I purchased within a couple weeks of each other.  They came with Windows 8.1 but I upgraded to Windows 10. A few months ago, I noticed that my computer battery meter was reading 100% for an hour.  I continued to work unplugged until the battery died while still reading 100%.  I recharged and the battery again read 100% for more than a couple hours, then died.  So the battery lifetime is as good as always, but the reading is not right.  When I reboot, it still reads 100%. Strangely, the second system, whcih I had not used for a while, was OK, but a few days later, it started doing the same thing (though it was reading 87%, the charge when the computer last worked right.  I suscpect that this happened after a critical update, which the second system went through later. Recently, I downloaded from the Lenovo website the newer power management software on both computers, and it did not help. Then I noticed the Battery recall so downloaded the "Lenovo Battery Utility 2015" to see if my system was afffected by the problem.  When I run the utility, I get the mssage "No Battery Detect."  So it would appear that there may be an issue with the software detecting the batter. Since I can't know the state of the battery (it appears to not want to recharge until it's empty, I gues because it thinks it's 100% charged), I cannot count on this computer when it's not plugged in. Now I ... Read more

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Hello. First of all, thank you for taking the time to view my post and potentially help me out. So the problem is that my laptop will not start. I was using my laptop here one day and it was working fine, but it was unable to charge for some reason and ended up shutting down so I went to bed. The next morning I tried turning it on, but it was dead. I have tried a different charger as my sister also has a lenovo laptop, but this did not work either. I would think if the battery was the problem, the laptop should still be working with the charger in? I have tried calling support line several times with no answer, the warranty has gone out and I forgot where i bought the laptop sadly. Really frustrated over here, and any help is highly appreciated!

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Hello, Lenovo Community, I recently tried updating my battery's firmware. It was going smoothly for about one minute until my charger disconnected and my laptop's battery died and will not charge. My charger has a long history of automatically disconnecting (two blinking lights, one white and one orange) so I cannot power my laptop through the charger itself. I really don't want to get the port checked, so I am looking to see if there are any other ideas from the community.  Here is what's happening:-My charger disconnects everytime I try to boot now (used to disconnect before loading Windows 10)-My battery is disconnected from the system (electronically, not physically probably)-I really cannot power on the system.  Thank you, Lenovo Community!

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Hello everyone,I recently got the Z500, working under Windows 8.I got a question regarding the battery charge. I work on the laptop for extended periods of time with the power plugged in. Since this is bad for the battery, is there any way to disable the charging or to perhaps remove the battery?I've looked in the manual and the forums but I wasn't able to find anything similar for this model.Would anyone know what I could do? Thanks in Advance.













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A:Lenovo Z500 Disable battery charge

There is a setting in lenovo energy management which limits the battery charge limt to 60% and there after stop charging tilll battery level falls down to around 55%. This is the battery protection mode(In some laptop it is optimize for battery life or similar). Just open energy management and go to battery settings by clicking the icon. Then select the mode and voila!!





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Hello I have Lenovo ideapad Z510 ( 2 years old )
Problem is :
when battery = 90% ( when plug-in , battery doesn't charge )
when battery = 50% ( when plug-in , battery doesn't charge )
when battery = 20% ( when plug-in , battery doesn't charge )
Now either my laptop get switch off or i need to plug-in and plug-out adapter several times , and then it works . When i told this problem to Lenovo Service Centre , Delhi , they have changed my battery on 14'Aug'2018 ,but the problem remain same.
Now should i call them again ? Or you can help me ?
 
 
Mod's edit: Moved this post to its own thread.
 

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My z510 shows that plugged in, not charging.I tried to reinstall energy manger and to update the battery firmware.Also tried to uninstall Microsoft APCI but with battery, for some reason my notebook doesn't boot without battery.The only way it can charge is when I change to conservation mode and then back. But also works for some time and then stops charging. Thanks

A:Z510 battery will not charge - plugged in not char...

  what do i do to fix the problem         battery pluged in not charging

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Hi Guys,I have a Lenovo ideapad Z510 (built-in battery) using windows 10 and Lenovo vantage is installed. How can i perfom a gauge battery reset please?The problem i'm facing now is that the battery percentage isn't accurate, it stucks at a percentage for example 99% , so the system doesn't recognise that the battery drains and suddenly it dies !! without any alerts or keeping my work as well !!i tried the firmware update tool but it keep saying that no updates for attached battery. And i searched alot about how to perform a gauge reset but nothing available for this version of lenovo vantage. I also tried charging in BIOS mode for 10 mins and discharging for another 10 and repeating this process 3 times but nothing changed.So please any help!

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Hi Guys,I have a Lenovo ideapad Z510 (built-in battery) using windows 10 and Lenovo vantage is installed. How can i perfom a gauge battery reset please?The problem i'm facing now is that the battery percentage isn't accurate, it stucks at a percentage for example 99% , so the system doesn't recognise that the battery drains and suddenly it dies !! without any alerts or keeping my work as well !!i tried the firmware update tool but it keep saying that no updates for attached battery. And i searched alot about how to perform a gauge reset but nothing available for this version of lenovo vantage. I also tried charging in BIOS mode for 10 mins and discharging for another 10 and repeating this process 3 times but nothing changed.So please any help!

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Hi Guys,I have a Lenovo ideapad Z510 (built-in battery) using windows 10 and Lenovo vantage is installed. How can i perfom a gauge battery reset please?The problem i'm facing now is that the battery percentage isn't accurate, it stucks at a percentage for example 99% , so the system doesn't recognise that the battery drains and suddenly it dies !! without any alerts or keeping my work as well !!i tried the firmware update tool but it keep saying that no updates for attached battery. And i searched alot about how to perform a gauge reset but nothing available for this version of lenovo vantage. I also tried charging in BIOS mode for 10 mins and discharging for another 10 and repeating this process 3 times but nothing changed.So please any help!

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Hello, Lenovo Community, I recently tried updating my battery's firmware. It was going smoothly for about one minute until my charger disconnected and my laptop's battery died and will not charge. My charger has a long history of automatically disconnecting (two blinking lights, one white and one orange) so I cannot power my laptop through the charger itself. I really don't want to get the port checked, so I am looking to see if there are any other ideas from the community.  Here is what's happening:-My charger disconnects everytime I try to boot now (used to disconnect before loading Windows 10)-My battery is disconnected from the system (electronically, not physically probably)-I really cannot power on the system.  Thank you, Lenovo Community! [UPDATE] I'm (99%) going to replace the DC power jack! Any ideas about how to get the battery connected again?

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HiI am trying to install (http://mobilesupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS035310)but I get this message:                  there are no attached batteries that require a frimware update. current battery code is : 0003-800A-0010-80A3 plz help me.thanks

A:IdeaPad z500 BATTERY FIRMWARE UPGRADE failed

any fix?

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dear sir, my name is nikhil in my laptop z510 ideapad i am facing battery problem it is not showing correct battery % and also not show batterey low warning message and it is stable at one position 99% please sir help me out from this problem .many of them his having this same problem please give some battery firmware update so to resolve this problem.it is not a hardware problem because it started from two days before previously it is working fine but now it is not working          I purchased the z510 last  july and while the battery life wasn't great on it now it has stopped working altogether. I have tried every conceivable fix for it from the forums here and none has worked. The problem that I am having is that the battery is stuck at 99% while charging and when it is off charge it will stay on for half an hour and the shut off hard without warning, it has caused me to lose progress in work. The battery gauge reset is no longer working either as it was on for hours and just kept showing 99%. I would appreciate a response back. This seems to be a problem with this make of laptop as far as Ican see.













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A:lenovo ideapad z510 battery problem

I also have Z510 Laptop (Purchased May,2014) I have also started getting similar problem. It is overcharging everytime & will drop power suddenly from around 50-60%, abruptly shutting down my Laptop. I am facing this issue since last week. Report from Windows Energy Manager:Battery:Battery Information Battery IDBAT20101001Lenovo IdeaPadAILZxManufacturerLenovo IdeaPadSerial NumberBAT20101001ChemistryLi-iLong Term1Sealed0Design Capacity43200Last Full Charge48000 Few weeks back, the full charge capacity was around 33000 showing wear level around 20%, which is quite high in just 1 year of moderate usage. Now it has started overcharging. Battery capacity historyCharge capacity history of the system's batteriesPERIODFULL CHARGE CAPACITYDESIGN CAPACITY2015-07-28 - 2015-08-0430,480 mWh43,200 mWh2015-08-04 - 2015-08-1126,929 mWh43,200 mWh2015-08-11 - 2015-08-1826,640 mWh43,200 mWh2015-08-18 - 2015-08-2526,640 mWh43,200 mWh2015-08-25 - 2015-09-0133,614 mWh43,200 mWh2015-09-0234,320 mWh43,200 mWh2015-09-0336,138 mWh43,200 mWh2015-09-0442,641 mWh43,200 mWh2015-09-0548,000 mWh43,200 mWh2015-09-0648,000 mWh43,200 mWh2015-09-0748,000 mWh43,200 mWh2015-09-0848,000 mWh43,200 mWh2015-09-0948,000 mWh43,200 mWh2015-09-1048,000 mWh43,200 mWh  Charging Behavior:Stuck at 99% for about an hour and when it reaches 100%, it is overcharged at 48000. Also, I feel batttery is getting charged very quickly.  Gauge Reset Behavior:Goes on for very long time, p... Read more

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i have bought Z510 one year back,within this short time i am facing battery problem.Battery is not charging and the system to be keep in plugged condition at every use.I am a home user and use laptop for limited time.I dont understand why lenova has not provided detachable battery which can be change by user only.Now new battery is not available in the market ,moreover Lenova is simply shedding their responsibility by saying Laptop in not under warranty.I request Lenovo to go for root cause analysis of this problem as hundreds of people are facing same problem in this model.Hope Lenovo would provide some software for attending the problem or atleast give the details of service provider from where battery can be repaired/replaced. 











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A:LENOVO IDEAPAD Z510 BATTERY PROBLEM

Hi Mukesh1967,
 
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with battery in your Lenovo Z510 laptop.
 
Try to perform the battery gauge reset, to perform the gauge reset go to energy manager and select the maintenance and guide and select gauge reset option and check if the battery charges.
 
Also uninstall the ACPI, to uninstall go to device manager select batteries option and right click on the Microsoft ACPI compliant control method battery and select uninstall and restart the machine and check for the issue.
 
Best regards,         
 
Ashwin.S




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I bought my Ideapad Z510 in March 2014, its Windows 8.1. Last few days it shows "battery is weak, needs to be replaced". The battery does not charge, I have to power through AC cable, whenever I disconnect AC, its power is gone. In order to fix the problem, I did the following taks:1. I removed MIcrosoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery, and also Microsoft AC Adapter from Battery option. But after restarting the laptop, those options always reinstalled automatically without notifying. When I open Device Manager, those options are always there though those are removed and laptop is restarted.2. I reset the Gauge, but nothing happened.  I cannot understand why Lenovo provides such a poor quality battery. It is gone after 1 year!!! I cannot believe it! I have 10 years old DELL laptop and still I can use that battery for an hour. But my new Lenovo's battery has gone just after 1 year! Its a shame. Lenovo should respond about explanation that why they provide such poor quality battery. Any idea about resolving it?













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A:ideapad Z510 "battery weak" issue

I have the same issue, bought the laptop around march of last year, and started experiencing the problems during the start of June.  I've seen many topics with this issue, with the same response from Mods and Admins. It's basically a substandard battery issue, and the only solution Lenovo gives us is to replace the battery (which are expensive with the relative cost of the laptop), and that doesn't even give us assurance that this issue will not happen again in a year or so. Very disappointing. 

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Hi i have an Ideapad Z510 with Windows 10 64-bits on it . when i was using Windows 8.1 i had Battery Managment where i could clean Dust on my Laptop's Fan using Battery Managment and was really helpful .. but since i was using Windows 10 i couldn't find that Software ... Can someone please help me find it 

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Hello, 
I had this problem with my laptop lenovo z510, it's battery charges fast, and when it's unplugged then used it, it automatically turn offs without warning of low battery. It automatically turns off. What do you think its problem? Please help me. Thank you!
 
Mod Comment: Moved post for new problem. Edited subject to include model/issue.











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A:Lenovo Ideapad z510 Low Battery Warning Problem

same problem here. im from the philippines as well.. tsk tsk!

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Hello Lenovo Community!I own an Ideappad Z400 Touch and I had issues with trying to charge it. Obviously I turned to the forums here and I found a possible solution here. When I tried to perform a battery firmware update, it went smoothly and then suddenly turned off and had a fast flashing orange light. Obviously I knew my battery and/or charger let me down in the middle of the process. I'm kind of scared because I don't know what to do nor have the money to afford a new laptop. What most likely happened to the battery is that it got "electronically disconnected" and technically only relies on the AC adapter which now I have found out is pretty screwed up and stops charging once Windows actually boots up. Is there any way to fix this? Please help! Thank you and have a wonderful evening!

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Hello, I have a 3 yr old Ideapad Z510(that came with Win8)which worked absolutely fine until recently. If I plug in the charger when the laptop is on, it abruptly turns off and would never boot again until I remove the charger. However, this is not how it behaves every time. There are some rare instances where I could still operate the machine with charger plugged in.  When turned off, battery is charging and also goes to full 100%. When turned on(battery mode) it does not drain rapidly - I could still get a fairly decent stand up time. So I am assuming the battery is good. I don't see any thermal issues either. Things I tried:-------------- > Tried with a different charger - no help.> Updated the firmware - no help.> Update the entire driver pack - no help.> Applied windows patches, reinstalled and also upgraded windows to Win 10 - no help.> Reseated the battery and associated cables - no help.  I am not sure if there is anything that I could do to at least diagonize the problem before I give it to the service station. Any pointers on this is much appreciated   Thanks much in advance.

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Dear Lenovo, After perusing the recent 2016/2017 comments by multiple users on similar posts about Ideapad Z510 battery from across locations/countries - it appears that the firmware that you had issued last year - has somehow got overwritten / superceded maybe in either late 2016  or early 2017 by some more recent/latest updates. I am writing from India and facing the same probem that the battery is showing 100% and then going off almost immediately. This probem had fortunately got solved last year when you had issued a firmware update - but now when i am trying to use the same files again - it basically conveys that "no battery available to update" because that particular firmware is already applied on our laptop. Hence, can you please release newer firmware update for this same issue -  using a z510 system having current till-date updates for different OS - win 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 - same way as you have released for thinkpad series of laptops too on the weblink - http://support.lenovo.com/in/en/downloads/ds001322 Come to think of it - that if a fully working battery is being "prompted" as weak and "need to buy" - but actually is a fully functioning hardware - isnt it a bit of a letdown for your users??? - what to say of  some who might have already bought and replaced with newer replacement batteries - which is actually a completely avoidable cost? I am sure you need to resolve this issue soon so as to restore c... Read more

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Hi every bodyDoes anybody has problem with Lenovo Battery Gauge  installation with Windows 10 build 15007 Enterprise  on ideapad Z510 and if he get solution to this problem

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I plug it in and it stays at 5%. It acts like it is going to charge, for less then 30 seconds and stops. I keep it plugged in but the percentage of charged power is slowly dropping. I got this last December but for some reason the warranty was started before I got it. I am not pleased and need to fix this. Any ideas? Thank you.

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my y400 worked great untill i tried the battery gauge, i bought a new  battery because in the lab they told me this is the problem and its still not working. iv'e seen alot of posts like mine and i didnt find any solved topic.so my laptop working with out battery perfect but if i put the battery inside it just finish the battey and shut down when it finished... if i put the battery after the laptop is plugged in and turned on it will charge it. the led indicators also not showing any light accept the ON light.so if anyone solved this problem and can help you're more then welcome. 

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I have an IdeaPad 500.  The A/C charger is "plugged in" and the icon says it is "charging" but there is no charge to the battery, which is now at 53% (it was 55% yesterday).   I have gone to the forum and done what they suggest (e.g. turned off the Conservation Mode).  Unlike most questions on the forum, my system says "charging" rather than "not charging".  And because it is an IdeaPad, I cannot remove the battery (at least not without opening up the case).  I am a bit worried this is a hardware/battery failure -- but I hope this forum might give me a software fix
 
Thanks in advance
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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I have a new lenovo Ideapad 310-15IKB,i have noticed that the battery loses charge even i'm not using the laptop in two days from 100% to 30%  any help ? thanks 

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Just received my new notebook and am extremely happy with it, execept for the battery indicator. The effective charge reamining, fluctuates by a wide margin, suddenly jumping from 4 hours remaining - to 3 hours - to 6 hours in a matter of minutes! The PC was left in idle state with no processing happening whatsoever. at 100% charge it shows 5 hours 6 mts of remaining time, as the charge drops to 97% after 5 mins of idle, the remaining time changes to 2 hrs 34 mins and at 94% charge after another 5 mins, it shows 7 hr 20 mins of remianing time! I called Lenovo service and after one hour of trying this and and that, they offered to replace the PC with a comment that battery takes 1 week to settle down and stabilise! I find that a bit out of the ordinary. My config is 710S, i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, with Lenovo optimiser loaded. (The battery gauge reset, suggested by service is missing in this version - the service staff themselves could not find it).  Is anyone else having similar issues?  

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I tested my z510 HDD (ST1000LM024) by Hd tune 5.5 pro and I received calibration retry count warning
I searched a lot about this warning and tested again with other software , fortunately there was no warning in other software like Acronis Drive Monitor and Hard Disk Sential about calibration
but
seagate hard drives have a special software (SeaTools)  for test and fix
Download SeaTools for windows from Seagate
 
I tested again, unfortunately short generic test failed
 

According to my research the most of z500 and  z510 which have a seagate hdd receive these warnings
 
what are these warnings exactly?
I am really concerned about SeaTools's warning
 
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A:HDD warning in most of Z500 and Z510 ( only Seagate HDD)

I have a seagate SSHD. Never had that error ever.

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I recently bought a new battery on Amazon for my IdeaPad z580.  It's a Lenovo branded battery, not a cheap generic one.  When I plug the battery into the laptop, it shows 69% charge, but indicates "Not Charging" even when the laptop is plugged in.  I also notice that on the front of the machnine, the battery LED fast flashes an orange color. If I use the older battery, it charges fine and no orange LED. Bad battery or I have I missed something?

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Hello guys! My laptop do not charge its battery. It is plugged on to the power but it is 0% charged. Will  I have my laptop or my battery broken? Could someone tell me what I can do to solve this problem?Thanks!

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The problem is I plugged AC adapter to laptop when battery show 6%  after that around 10 minutes battery gauge will show 100 %  but if I unplgged AC Adapter  for  5 minutes the battery guage will decreases to 5 or 6 %  My laptop is  Ideapad 300 14ISK use Windows 10 (clean installed) and already updated and activated Windows.- I try to reset guage by Lenovo Energy Manager but it doesn't work.- I try to calibrate battery but I can't remove battery (it an internal battery)- I Uninstalled ACPI in device manager but it doesn't work too  Please suggest me what should I do next?  Thank 

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Hi, My touchscreen randomly stopped working the other week and I have no idea if it's some sort of keyboard shortcut I accidentally hit or what... I tried to calibrate it under the "Pen and Touch" section of the Control Panel and nothing worked (it didn't recognize my touch at allk to even TRY and calibrate it).  Then I tried Right-clicking the "HID-compliant touch screen" section of the "Human Interface Devices" drop-down tab of my Device Manager, and nothing worked-- I even tried to "Disable" the touch screen and then re-Enable it, but that didn't work.  I also ran a check for an updated driver I may have needed but didn't get when my computer automatically upgraded to Windows 10, but it said that "my touch screen driver was up to date" (which I had a feeling would be the result since my Windows 10 upgrade was months ago and my touchscreen worked fine until just last week... unless my anti-spyware programs: Spybot Search and Destroy and Malwarebytes, somehow disabled it...?).  I even tried turning on "Tablet mode" to see if that would work, but nada.  Finally, I figured maybe I accidentally hit some sort of setting that would disable touchscreen while my wireless mouse was on, but touch STILL didn't work when I turned off my mouse. ======> PLEASE HELP ME!!!  Thanks!!!

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Hi allI have an Ideapad Z400 touchscreen and I am thinking in replacing my ODD to a SSD So the objective is to use the SSD to boot and aplication and the HDD as a 2nd HD for documents and general dataI know I will need to use a Caddy adaptor2 questions:1 -Is the Samsung Ssd 500gb Samsung 850 Evo Mz-75e500 compatible?2- Once installed if I use a 3rd party program to clone the HD , will windows be activated? I mean, will I still have a valid windows key? I am aware I might ot be able to use the recovery toolthank you

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I need a new, ou used, motherboard for replaced the old with short circuit.Wher can I buy? Thanks. Wagner

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After my friend's laptop wouldn't run on battery power OR charge the battery I tried many "fixes."
 
Shockingly none worked that I found.
 
Only one thing worked for me to my surprise.
 
A last ditch effort was to open up the laptop (sony pcg-81114L) and disconnect the cmos battery for a few minutes to reset the CMOS.
 
To my surprise, when powered on, the battery instantly showed it was charging AND when removing the power plug the battery POWERS the laptop now! (and I'd thought I was wasting my time.)
 
Worked with an off brand battery also.
 
Many times this has saved many computers that have odd "unsolvable" things wrong with them.
 
Surely someone else has done this also but I haven't seen it posted anywhere to my knowledge.
 
Thank GOD for bringing the idea to remembrance!

A:sony vaio won't charge battery or run on battery power (CMOS BATTERY FIX!)

Hi askfault,
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.
 
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Brightness problem with Z500. I have run all Lenovo system checks, updated Intel and Gforce drivers, appears to be all ok. But the screen on the laptop has gone dim.Isouspect that this could be a power saving issue, any ideas please?










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A:Lenovo Z500 ideapad

Brightness problem solved, due to information below.

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I pressed the brightness button on my pc and the backlight dimmed and I can hardly see the screen. Please can you let me know how to fix this.

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Hello,I am thinking about purchasing an Ideapad Z500 and I would like to ask, if there is an empty slot for a mSATA SSD? I could not find any Z500 model with an SSD. I will appreciate any help on this topic. Thanks 

A:Ideapad Z500 - mSATA SSD??

I had a look in mine... no msata connector. The empty space and the solder pads are there on the board, but NO connector It looks like that the control chip for the (optional) msata port is missing as well. Now ordered a bay for the optical drive, including converter from msata to 2.5" sata.

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Hi.I bought the Lenovo Ideapad Z500 and I'm trying to boot from a USB drive in order to install Windows on it.When I start the boot menu I only see the hard-drive, the DVD and the network.I tried to set both UEFI mode and Legacy mode in BIOS but the USB stick does not appear in the menu when I boot.I put the image of windows with Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool which formats the stick in NTFS mode.I have the latest BIOS v1.21 and I tried with 2 different USB sticks: one 16GB USB 2.0 Corsair and with a 32GB USB 3.0 ADATA both on USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports on the notebook.I really haven't seen anything like this in my entire career. I even downloaded the file efi\boot\BOOTX64.efi and replaced the one that Windows come with on the specified folder on the USB stick ....Why is so difficult to choose the USB boot drive on the newer notebooks?Does someone have a clue how can I boot from USB?Thanks in advance!  Bupitz













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A:USB boot for Ideapad Z500

Hi,
 
I don't think I can be of much help, but a couple of things to try:  if your USB flash drive is formatted NTFS, it will only boot in legacy mode if it is bootable at all.  One thing you might try is to set the partition active if it isn't already.
 
If you want to boot in UEFI mode, format the flash drive with a single FAT32 partition.  Copy the contents of your install DVD to the flash drive.  If you're using an ISO copy the contents of the iso using a tool like 7zip.  UEFI bootabiliyt doesn't require using a special tool to prep the drive.  Just format it and copy the install medium to it.
 
Win7 requires CSM support in bios to boot successfully in UEFI mode.  That may always be enabled in UEFI mode or it may be a separate option in BIOS.
 
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Hi AllThis is my 1st post so please bare with me (excuse grammar using a non english keyboard)I upraded from WIN 8 to 8.1 and then WIN 10. A windows update caused brightness problem on my laptop that I cannot correct. I have tried to contact Lenovo direct but I cant get past the laptop seriel nbr input which I take straight from the back of the laptop but it is not recognized I need a new copy of WIN 8 and wanted to know if Lenovo would provide that I have pulled my product key from the computer and I just need WIN 8.Any info geatly appreciatedJohn

A:Lenovo Z500 ideapad

Product key is stored in BIOS, so there is no need to use any app to read it.Download a tool to create bootable media from Microsoft website and install Windows 8.1 using it:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8 Moreover at first, you may try to restore your Windows 10 to factory state (do a backup of all important data first). Go to Settings -> Recovery -> Reset this PC and select Remove everything. 

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Hi guys! I just bought an Ideapad Z400.  My problem is that when I hit Fn+Spacebar, the keyboard backlighting doesn't work. I downgraded it to Win7 64-bit rightaway and I haven't checked the keyboard backlighting in Win8. I checked the tech spec and it says Z400 has backlit accutype keyboard. Please help. Karl  

A:Ideapad Z400 Non-Touch - Backlit Keyboard or not?

i have same problem with you. I bought Ideapad Z400 because im interested with backlit keyboard but i didnt get that backlit fitur. I try to search on youtube and I find quote that backlit keyboard is optional. SO BAD..

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