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Y580 Graphics problem

Q: Y580 Graphics problem

I' ve been experiencing problems with graphics in my Y580 laptop ( i7 3630QM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2GB, 8GB RAM ) for about 3 months now ( bought it 3 years ago ). GPU, after reaching about 75 degrees, freezes showing errors:https://scr.hu/zkZzKJhttps://scr.hu/ZM8dk2This errors occur with games - CS:GO and applications - 3DMark. So far i tried:-downclocking-using different nvidia settings-installing different OS ( WIN 7, 8.1, 10 )-upgrading and downgrading drivers ( i' ve noticed that driver versions below 350 are forcing BSODs Dmp, and versions above 350 are giving errors i mentioned earlier) Is my GPU dying? Or maybe it's motherboard fault?

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Preferred Solution: Y580 Graphics problem

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I'm 11 and using Ubuntu 17.04 Linux on my Lenovo Y580. The problem I'm having seems to effect every operating system I've used on it. The touchpad flips out randomly and sometimes stops working at all. Sometimes it will start to work but only for so long. It's will massively teleport up and down until I start hitting it a little bit, but this is bothering me and hitting it probably makes it worse. Any help would be appreciated. feel free to ask more advanced questions just because I'm 11. I will understand for sure.

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Hi everyone !So I have my lenovo y580 for 1 year now, and I've never seen this issue before...When I insert a jack (speakers, headphones...) my computer randomly crash ! With a beautifull windows blue screen.So I try on Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, the same thing happened. I tried to install a different realtek audio driver (I've tried the one on the lenovo support for 8.1, and the last r2.73 from realtek)., but it's the same. I have no idea how to stop this ! :/

A:Y580 audio jack blue screen problem

Hi Oligograph,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Y580 Laptop is crashing while the Headphone or any External Speakers are connected and as the issue persists even after installing different Windows OS (Operating System) in the computer. This issue seems to be Hardware related, Hence I would Strongly Suggest Calling Technical Support for Assistance to get the details of nearest Authorized Service Center to get the issue analyzed.
 
Click here to 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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I'm having a problem others seem to encouter, but can't get it resolved. I bought a ATI Radeon 600X Pro 256MB/PCI-E card. I have an Emachine T6410 computer with built in ati xpress 200. Specs found herehttp://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=desktop&subcat=T-Series&model=T6410)

My problem is after installing the card my computer doesn't recognize the hardware. As soon as I put the card in, my monitor will not work. The computer boots up and the monitor has power, but no picture. The card fan is working...i can hear it. I take the card out and it works fine.

Here is what I have tried:
-Called emachines for support and after disabling my onboard graphics, still doesn't work, they say call ATI
-Tried support from ATI....no help, they say its the computer
-Tried disabling in BIOS, but it doesn't offer a selection for that. It also does't have a PNP feature. Only first initial display..which I tried on PCIEX
-Plug monitor to both card, and onboard.
-Check MSI website and I do have updated BIOS

I can tell that the onboard graphics are disabled due to large scale print. I tried uninstalling the drivers, but when i turn it on it detects and installs the built in graphics. I just can't get the monitor to work whenever the card is inserted. If it would work I could manually install the hardware and drivers. I'm thinking I need a different BIOS that would let me use PNP and disable onboard graphi... Read more

A:Problem installing new graphics card on Emachine/onboard-graphics

An extreme option

As you do have the option of a working computer prior to installing the new card I would back up any files that are important to you..
Then, before I would pay someone else BIG bucks, I would put in the new card and try a fresh install of windows. Force it to recognise your new card. The drivers that Windows will pick should suffice until the install is done and you can then install the card specific drivers from your disk.
This is given ONLY as a choice. I am not sure this will solve your problem but IT IS something this cheap bas____ would try before paying someone else.

Good Luck and check back, maybe someone else will contribute a better idea.
Greg
 

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Friends,

Lately I have been having graphics problems in games. There are these " artifacts", wierd shapes, triangles, ect that appear and "shot" through my screen. it is hard to explain what it looks like, except that it is NOT normal.

It is hard to say when these appeared. I have recently got a different monitor. It is not new. It is a Dell CRT monitor. I replaced 1 CRT with another because I am cheap .

I have the latest drivers, I think, for my graphics card ( GeForce 5700 LE ). Not great , but not terrible. I play the games with either low or medium settings. I ran a benchmark test that was terrible.

Any ideas as to weather it is the card or monitor?
 

A:Solved: Graphics problem, monitor or graphics card ??

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So reccently i have tried to restore my lenova y580 to its factory settings because of all the junk and stuff i have put into it. The thing is when i tried it came up with this message.
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
then a bunch of useless things came up because i cant even start up my laptop. 
Status: 0xc0000185
Info: A required device isnt connect or cant be accesed.
Now every time i tried to start it up normaly a new thing came up saying:
A required device isnt connect or cant be accesesed
Error code: 0xc0000185
Please someone help me
 
Specs:
DESCRIPTION

IDEAPAD Y580 LAPTOP

CPU/Chipset

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM (2.40GHz 6MB Cache)


Operating System

Windows 8 64


Memory

6GB (DDR3)


Graphics

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX660M 2GB with DirectX® 11


Dimensions

15.2" x 10.0" x 1.4"


Camera

1.0MP HD webcam


Display

15.6" LED backlit HD display (1366x768)


Weight


6.2 lb


I/O Ports

2 USB 3.0 ports
2 USB 2.0 ports
6-in-1 card reader (SD, SD-Pro, MMD, MS, MS-Pro, XD)
Headphone jack
Mic jack
S/PDIF
1 VGA port
1 HDMI port
2 mini PCle
RJ-45


Storage

HDD: 750GB (5,400 rpm)


Wireless Connectivity

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Hi, all, first post here, so bear with me. I've had this Y580 for a few years now, and it's been functioning rather nicely throughout, just with consistently high temperatures. A few days ago, the performance abruptly dropped considerably, and so I checked my temperatures. They were absolutely ridiculous, even for what this thing averages; I was doing around 95 degrees on the GPU, and it was eternally downclocking to 135MHz. I thought it was just a cooling issue at first, and tried everything, but then when playing around in Energy Management, I noticed something really strange. If I hit the dust removal button, the fan wouldn't change in sound at all. In fact, I could barely hear the fan. I opened up the back cover and inspected the fan. While it was running, it was running at a ridiculously low speed, and would not speed up no matter what I was doing. This is a serious issue; have any of you encountered this before? Anyone have good suggestions for how I should go about dealing with this?  

A:Y580 Fan Malfunction

Hi ThunderBIrd2678 ,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Manual cleaning using compressed air can , checking the gears itself if there are strands slowing it down and reapplying thermal paste ensuring contacts are good as initial step.
 
Uninstalling and reinstalling the energy manager tool from the support site  under power management can help.
 
Since fan system is still mechanical in nature, as wear and tear may now be affecting its performance, you may decide on replacing it if you have neccessary tools and skills using the manual (page 58) as guide.
Thermal module with fan in item 11 page 78 FRU number as compared the parts look up for the part number .
 
Hope this helps answering your query.
 
Regards

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Hi, so this problem only came in recently but after I try to update windows 10 on my Y580 and tried to power it up the system would not boot. It seems the laptop is running and the keyboard lights are on but the screen itself remains off or black. The first time it has happen I have been able to use the "remove battery" method to where I remove it and re-insert it back in, this has work the first time when I had this issue but when I had to update windows 10 again the issue returned and I have tried the "remove battery" method but to no avail. I was hoping to get some clarity with this issue, thank you.

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Just checking. Has anyone found a solution to controlling the Y580s fan yet?

A:Y580 fan control

HiI haven't heard of a solution lately, though you could try MSI Afterburner for this, use at own riskhttp://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htmRegards





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Hi.I want upgrade my laptop by buying eGPU - maybe GTX 1050 TI - but i have i3 processor and i think about bottleneck effect with this CPU? If i have to replace CPU which  I should buy? 

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So reccently i have tried to restore my lenova y580 to its factory settings because of all the junk and stuff i have put into it. The thing is when i tried it came up with this message.
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
then a bunch of useless things came up because i cant even start up my laptop.
Status: 0xc0000185
Info: A required device isnt connect or cant be accesed.
Now every time i tried to start it up normaly a new thing came up saying:
A required device isnt connect or cant be accesesed
Error code: 0xc0000185
Please someone help me

Specs:
DESCRIPTION IDEAPAD Y580 LAPTOP CPU/Chipset
3rd Generation Intel? Core? i7-3630QM (2.40GHz 6MB Cache)
Operating System
Windows 8 64
Memory
6GB (DDR3)
Graphics
NVIDIA? GeForce? GTX660M 2GB with DirectX? 11
Dimensions
15.2" x 10.0" x 1.4"
Camera
1.0MP HD webcam
Display
15.6" LED backlit HD display (1366x768)
Weight

6.2 lb
I/O Ports
2 USB 3.0 ports2 USB 2.0 ports6-in-1 card reader (SD, SD-Pro, MMD, MS, MS-Pro, XD)Headphone jackMic jackS/PDIF1 VGA port1 HDMI port2 mini PCleRJ-45
Storage
HDD: 750GB (5,400 rpm)
Wireless Connectivity
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200BGN10/100/1000M Ethernet LANBluetooth? 4.0
Keyboard
Backlit AccuType keyboard
Battery Life
Up to 5 hours (6-cell battery)
Durability Features
Real metal shell
Security Features
OneKey Rescue SystemVeriFace face-recognition software

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A:PLEASE HELP ME Lenova y580

How did you try to do the restoral? Did you attempt it via the One-Key Recovery button or did you use the factory restore discs that you created when you received the initial notification during setup?

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Hi guys, My y580 laptop which is 4 years old, wont turn on anymore when i tapped the power button power led blinking for 5 sec. then nothing, not booting or shows lenovo logo. Charge led blink when i plug in battery, what do you think or what is your advice?  Thx for everyone...Spoiler (Highlight to read)  

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hi everybody,  after 6years of great job i decided to change the hd od my y580 with a kingston suv500480g, and with a new windows 10 installation.  now the laptop really fast in all the operation , it looks like new !!!  but i have a funny stuff to share, after i finishes to install all the windows updates , lenovo vantage and lenovo solution center, i noticed something ....  inside the headset all there a RED LED on !!!!! i dont know what could be , and i found nothing about   

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hi, I need the part number and the model name for the motherboard of my lenovo IdeaPad Y580

A:y580 motherboard

Hi Mozaiek,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
You can use Lenovo parts lookup to check the list of configured parts in your system. Enter the Serial Number or Machine Type Model to get the results.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"

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Hello, As stated in the title, I have a Lenovo IdeaPad y580. I purchased it approximately three-and-a-half years ago, and only now is it really beginning to chug durings its processes. Point is, I want it to last perhaps another half year or so while I finish saving up for another computer. As a gamer, I'm fine with the limitations of the GPU, but sometimes my laptop legitimately has issues processing stuff, such as loading Google Chrome properly. I know enough about Windows to clean out viral matter and uninstall programs that I don't use that are running in the back. But does anyone have any tips or tricks to make this hunk of junk last maybe six more months before it becomes unusable?TL;DR I need to make my laptop run at least a reasonably sub-average to average level for six more months. Any tips are appreciated.

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Hi,i need your help to figure out how to repair my Y580,first of a video of my problem: gif of broken displayIt happens with the start of the laptop and sometimes gets better for a few seconds.The angle of the display doesnt seem to have an influence on the problem. Do I have to replace the whole display or could it be a smaller malfunctioning part?And where can i find a serial number for a proper replacement part? Thanks in advance!  

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Hi, I know there have been numerous threads on this, but each case is slightly different, not to mention that I've tried most of solutions described there and they didn't work. I reinstalled Windows 8 system on my Y580 (using OneKey Recovery). Worked ok after. Then I proceeded to apply all the system updates from Windows Update and some driver updates. After that I restarted the laptop to apply changes and the system stopped booting. The HDD is detected. The boot menu at the beginning only had EFI Network 0 for IPv4 and EFI Network 0 for IPv6 and both failed boot. Later the Windows Boot manager appeared at the top but it also fails each time. After the failed boot it then proceeds to show the OneKey Recovery screen again. When I use it, it works, but after reinstallation it's the same - failed boot and OneKey recovery. When I use a bootable USB installation of Win 8.1 (there's none for Win 8 apparently) and try to repair/reinstall etc. that way, I get a message that the disk where Windows is installed is blocked. Any suggestions?

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In my understanding "optimus" turn off the nVidia GPU completely. I have been always plugged I didn't pay a lot attention to this but lately. Tour out that plugged or on battery the GPU is always a 135/405 idle, other ways is a 835/2500 and 950/2500 respectively. Thought was the lenovo energy management (file em8180214.exe) but it doesn't.Is this normal ..???ThanksWindows 10 pro 14393.576nVidia 376.33Intel GPU 10.18.10.4425

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Hi,

I own a Y580-M772CMH 15.6FHD/i7-3610QM/8G/ laptop with Windows 7 and a few weeks ago I used Ccleaner to clean the registry. Like the dumb stupid person I am I did not pay attention to what it was "cleaning".

Next time I booted up my Laptop it failed to start Windows and gave the following message:

Check cable connection!
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

So next time I pressed F2 while booting to see:

Boot Device Priority
Internal HDD: SAMSUNG MZMPC064HBDR-000L1
SATA HDD: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
SATA ODD: Optiarc BD ROM BC-5550H
Network Boot: Atheros Boot Agent

To me it looked like I still had both disks working so I put in a Windows ISO before boot to see if I could repair. The System Recovery Options screen showed me no known existing OS on the device.

So I powered down and used One Key Recovery which told me when I clicked to restore to factory conditions that the partition layout has changed.

Finally I used a bootable Partition Wizard and that showed me this:

Note the negative used value at disk 1.
To my layman's eyes it seems like the SSD and HDD, that are normally combined by a Lenovo software Raid are now separate. And something I deleted with Ccleaner by accident caused it (probably).

Main thing is, I actually don't know what the problem is and so don't know how to proceed.

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I bought an Ideapad Y580 some years ago and it came with a Blu-Ray player. It worked fine, until not too long ago. Now it can't read Blu-Ray discs, only DVDs. Anyone know the why it doesn't work properly? Are there any drivers or updates I need? Thanks!

A:Blu-Ray player on Y580 won't play

Did you ever get it to work? I am having the same problem.

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I had to re-image my Y580 as WIndows 7 somehow got corrupted.  One key recovery failed so I spent $60 for recovery media.  That was a painful, time consuming process as it took over an hour to install from the media and then SEVERAL hours installing all the Windows updates as the media installs an ancient version of WIndows 7.  I decided to image the C drive after all the Windows updates were installed so if I ever needed to re-image again it would be a much faster process.  I imaged all 4 partitions to an external drive with Maxium Reflect.  I then decided to try restoring the C drive image to make sure it worked.  Bad idea.  After restoring the image, my Y580 would no longer boot and I had to start all over again with the recovery media.  I suspect the SDD drive setup somehow makes normal image restore an issue. Questions:1.  Has anyone come up with a way to successfully image and restore the C drive?2.  Is there a way to update the OKR partition with new image of Windows 7 with updates installed? Thanks,-Chuck

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I'm just curious if this kind if setup causes any issues. Did anyone try that?

A:Lenovo Y580 Windows 10 SSD + HDD. Did anybody try ...

I currently have m-sata ssd and sata hdd installed. I upgraded from 8.1 to 10 via window's means, then from RTM to insiders build. Everything works fine.

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I have this problem . Please help me :  










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A:Y580 You are not currently using a display attache...

Check your BIOS. Make sure the graphics options is set to "switchable graphics" or "Nvidia Optimus"



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Hello there,I got some issues here with my Lenovo IdeaPad Y580.I was about to give it a new clean installation of Windows 8.1.Finished, it didn't recognize the HDD I installed it on. So I tried to change the boot priority in the BIOS but it seems like I messed up pretty bad.When I start the laptop now it says: "check cable connection! PXE - MOF: exiting intel PXE ROM" It seems like it tries to boot from a server now, as I read in other forums.Excuse my dangerous half knowledge, I am no expert at all.So the bad thing is that my laptop is stuck in that loop, it would restart and the same message appears. I can't enter the BIOS, I tried F1, F2, FN+F2, F12.I read about it in other forums and posts, I took out the HDD and the SSD, pressed B while starting the laptop.I took out the battery pack, held the power button for a minute.I even dissembled the whole laptop to remove the battery of the motherboard, just to figure out it's not possible to remove the battery on that particular motherboard. So yeah, I tried everything I could find online and I don't know what else to do. Maybe try and external keyboard? But the keyboard seems to work, as when I hit fn+f2 the screen goes black, which is the appropriate shortcut. Can anyone of you help me out? I don't know what else to do. I appreciate any help and comments.Thank you!


























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As many of you know the battery guage reset bricks these laptops. I did it and now my Y580 will not boot with battery power alone. The battery charges and works, but if I boot straight from the battery without AC plugged in, the laptop will turn on for a moment then shut off. I tried removing the battery, holding the power button, etc. Even reset the BIOS to defaults. Does anyone have a fix other than replacing the laptop? My warranty is out. 

A:Y580 Won't Boot on Battery

Hi  Bigterminator
                                                                    
Welcome to Lenovo Community!        
                                                                                    
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with the system not powering on only with the battery.
 
Please try to reinstall the energy management driver and check for the issue.
 
Click here for the drivers please select according the operating system Microsoft ACPI setting and restart the machine. Repeat this step once more and shutdown the system and check for the issue.
 
Hope this helps! Do post us back for further queries. 
 
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I am turning to the community to find out if anyone has installed 16GB of memory in their Y580. Lenovo's manual and website says that 8GB is the maximum supported, but some posts have indicated that it might support 16GB. I need to hear from someone who has actually tried 16GB of RAM in their Y580 as to whether it worked as this is the only thing holding me back from purchasing the Y580.












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A:Y580 16GB RAM Support

According to Crucial on their site the max is 8 GB for the Y580 And since Lenovo says the same,i would go with that. However i would be interested to hear otherwise. 

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I'm getting low battery life from just the Power Saver Mode (about 2 hours).The Y580 was advertised to last as long as 5 hours. What configurations are people using to get this long of battery life?

A:How do I get the most battery life out of my Y580?

Hi, have a read here http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Optimizing-battery-run-time-and-battery-l...

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Y580, Win10 I just purchased a used Y580 cheap because it has non-functional USB 3.0 ports. The USB 2.0 port works fine.When I plug in a USB cable, it doesn't register anything, as if there's no power to the ports. Which leads me to believe it's not a driver issue...but I could be wrong about that. My thought was that the controller on the motherboard might be bad, but I don't know much about laptops, honestly. I'm more of a desktop guy when it comes to hardware. I'm not even sure if the USB controller is onboard or a separate board in the laptop. Any ideas on how to fix this, or am I just out of luck? Thanks. - Brian

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I'm posting on here after reading many a comment on this issue.  My I have the y580 i7 nVidia 660m 8 g ram system and I can't play games in direct 10/11.  I can play in direct x 9 for the moment it seems.  For the most part when i play Civ 5 in direct 11 it crashes in under 5 mins precisely when the gpu reaches 91 degrees every time.  I'm monitoring the temps with MSI afterburner (not overclocking).  The temp just climps and then bing... shut down.  It use to go higher and run there, but now it seems to shut down there everytime.  Crysis 1 shuts down too a few mins in.  This machine is very frustrating.  Hopefully I can get it to work again.  I WILL NEVER BUY ONE OF THESE AGAIN... ever.  And I do buy computers often.  I will not recommend it to anyone.  In fact I will make sure other people buy different machines.  I don't want to take the thing apart to reapply thermal paste and thus void the warranty.  And I don't want to have it sent away for months on end to have it re-imaged.  This is horse**bleep**.  I can't wait till PS4 or XBox 720 comes out. 













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A:Y580 Overheat at 90 degrees

That's not right at all! My new Y580 runs Crysis 3 with this:CPU 70 degrees Celsius, 60% usageGPU 70 degrees, 800MB, 80% usageHDD (1TB) 61 degrees.  Your laptop definitely has a fault...





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So I just installed a Kingston 120GB mSATA SSD SUV500MS in my Y580. I got an HDD with Windows 10 installed on it. But when I turn it on now, it does not get past the Lenovo splash screen. I cannot even load the BIOS. It says Entering SETUP, but nothing happens then.If I take the SSD out, everything goes back to being normal. Any ideas? Thanks!

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First off I would like to say that I very much enjoyed my laptop right up until last night. I had the machine since early 2013 and it worked great, best laptop for gaming I have ever used. However I noticed that the last few months the battery cannot hold a charge (for menial tasks) and the fan or gpu was making an odd noise under load. This began to bother me so I took it upon myself to do a battery gauge reset, to see if maybe the battery was just mis calibrated. After this I decided to check the fan and clean out any dust from the vents and inside the fan, as I've noticed it having to work harder than normal under load, and Temps have been higher than normal. I put everything back together, put the motherboard back in, and plugged everything back into the motherboard, but now the laptop won't turn on. What's weird is I have done this a few times before and the laptop has always been fine. This has really bummed me out, I really liked this laptop. Now I don't have a computer to play games on or do anything. I also rely on the laptop for school. I am not sure what to do. I am guessing that the problem lies in the motherboard, and I know the laptop is out of warranty as I have had it awhile. Any idea how much it would cost for a repair like this? I am a poor college student and I don't know that I could even afford a repair let alone a new computer. Why I am frustrated: thing is, about 2 years ago I got a keyboard bezel replacement from Lenovo and sen... Read more

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I have an Ideapad Y580 with a 32 gb SSD and a 1TB HDD. I tried to upgrade to Windows 10 but it failed so I had to do a clean install. I'm trying to go back to Windows 7 since Windows 10 is somewhat glitchy on my computer (I already updated all the drivers). Since it was a clean install, I don't have the "Go Back to Windows 7" option in Windows Recovery. I made a system image just prior to installing Windows 10. I also have a Windows 7 Repair Disc but when I try to boot with it I get a message that says the version is not compatible with the version of Windows I'm trying to repair. Resetting the PC only gives Windows 10 as the target operating system. I tried calling Lenovo support but gave up after 10 minutes on hold and my warranty is expired anyway. Is there any way for me to get back to Windows 7? Or is there a convenient way to get installation media from Lenovo to go back to Windows 7 with the OEM partitions? I was hoping to avoid purchasing the $130 Lenovo "Complex Services" (I'm not even sure if it would solve my problem). Any help is much appreciated Thanks.
 
 
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My front left USB 3.0 ports stopped working a few days ago.  They can still provide power via a USB to Micro USB adapter cable, but will not recognise or power my mouse or headset. My device manager indicates that my Intel(r) USB 3.0 Extensible host controller cannot start (code 10).  I've tried reinstalling this driver, but that didn't sovle the problem. My rear right USB 2.0 port functions regularly.  My front right USB 3.0 port does not work because it has been physically damaged. I'd really like to have at least 2 functional USB ports to work with.  Can anyone help me figure out what's wrong with my left ports, or how I could replace the right front port?  Thanks.

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I started monitoring my hard disk a while back when I was having lots of problems. It was running quite hot and the SMART data showed it was on the edge of failure. I replaced the disk with a new one (Seagate ST2000LM007), and almost immediately it started showing high temperatures as well. Within 30 minutes of power-up doing nothing more than reading email and web browsing, the disk will reach and exceed 50. The fan is working, but seems pretty anemic. I've blown out dust and checked for obstructions, but nothing changed. I really don't want to toast another disk. (I've checked other laptops and temperatures seem to peak at 35C). Device manager shows Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller, v 5.4.0.1Running Win 7 Pro, all updates installed.In addition to the Seagate disk listed above, there is a 256G mSATA SSD installed.  

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My laptop "alienware laptop m5700" glitched out and turned my screen what looked like 16 bit mode. The graphic problem was causing my computer to lock up and forced me to reinstall windows vista home.

During installation and even when windows booted up this pattern of thin boxes that seemed to only be in certain color changes was visible (it would flow with certain shades). When windows was fully installed i have attempted 3 times to reinstall nvidias latest graphics drivers for the video card. After the restart i come to a blue screen with a crash dump with an error in nvlddmkm.sys..

I can boot into safe mode just fine. But if i want to go into normal window mode i need to uninstall the graphics driver.

I have tried to take a picture with print screen, but reviewing the picture on my main PC it shows nothing wrong with it and is perfect.

Also during boot up the windows loading screen you can see the pattern with in that graphic as well, then again when windows is loaded.

Windows Vista Home
alienware laptop m5700
NVIDIA 6800 Go (have the current drivers from the detect video card, dated Febuary of this year)

Any ideas on why my video drivers are crashing me and why i get a flow of really small thing boxes that flow to shades of certain colors?
Dennis
 

A:Graphics are not rendering (graphics/lcd/drive problem)

If PRT SCR gives you a perfect picture of what your screen should look like, I would say it is a monitor poblem. Can you connect an external monitor and see what the graphics look like?
 

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Hi i jus bought an AMD 4200 x2 dual core with 512*2 ram n 160 gb hard disk havin 128 mb onboard graphics card of nvidia geforce 6100

wen i used turbo c to run a c program using graphics it jus exited from the compiler abruptly
i checked the libraries they were fine i chkd da path of tht egivga.bgi file tht too ws rite but no use

den i tried to run DAVE game even that din wrk out so basically i feel its some problem in dos in my system n sometimes i havta open TC from cmd nd da .exe file of tht dzn wrk i rebooted my xp many time but no use Wat possibly van b the solution??
N a few mre prblems i face rr lik sumtimes wen i klik on turn off computer it hangs 4 a sec or so then shows me an error message in window with a close message then it exits from explorer.exe runs it again and after tht wen i try again it turns off smoothly!!
 

A:Turbo c graphics n DOS graphics problem in AMD4200

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Okay, so I've just had to turn my graphics card off. This is because the problem that has plagued me for the better part of the year has gotten worse.

The problem? THIS:

This first started in the first Q of the year. During a game (HL2 GarrysMod), the graphics screwed up. The thing is, when I got back to desktop, everything worked (works) fine. Just the graphics are b*ggered royally. After an email exchange with the sellers of the graphics card (An Abit Radeon 9600SE), Dabs, I got them to take it back and "fix" it. By "fix", I meant that after using the "fixed" card for a while (a couple/few months) it happened again (around September) . So I asked them again, but the warranty had expired so no help there. So I simply didn't play any games. Apart from a small period of time in October (Where it worked for some reason, then started screwing up again), I haven't been able to play any 3D games. I then reasoned that it struggled on the 3D factor. So I started playing 2D games like CnC RA2 and Baldurs Gate. But then, recently, they started to screw up too. So I stopped playing games. But now tonight, the card started screwing up, on the desktop. So I disabled the card.

More information. While the card was away getting "fixed" my stepdad lent me a spare card of his (which he no longer has), an Nvidia 5200. When i put it in, the motherboard wouldn't recognise it. So we did everything; we reinstalled windows, we did the... Read more

A:Graphics Corruption Problem (Graphics Card)

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The model of machine is Lenovo Ideapad Y580 and it is currently running on Windows 10. I frequently run into wireless connectivity issues. The message that i get when i troubleshoot for the problem is - A network cable is not properly plugged in or may be broken, is there any way that i can fix this problem.
 
The wireless drively currently being used is - Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2200
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:Y580 - How to upgrade Wireless Driver

Hi Manoj77 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Ideapad Y580 is not listed compatible to Windows 10 upgrade .
 
After upgrading to Windows 10, some software or hardware functions of your computer might be unavailable. In addition, some software issues might occur. Installing the latest Windows updates, device drivers, and application updates may fix these issues.
 
Would device manager detect unknown device for the WLAN card?
Same reason why Support website don't offer W10 drivers as  same with intel.
 
You may have to either fo back to the original OS or wait for Intel Windows 10 driver if native Windows internal drivers will not work.  .
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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Greetings! While I do understand that on Y580 there is no hardware button available for the thermal management software, I do not understand why this software is not included in the drivers. To use it, should I install the energy management drivers for another Y model? Is that recommended at all, or are there risks? Please advise on how I can enable thermal management safely for my IdeaPad Y580. If that cannot be done, please give instructions on setting up SpeedFan or some other fan control software. Thank you. Best regards,S

A:Thermal management on IdeaPad Y580

Yes you need to install energy management for controling fan speed.Dowoad from belowhttp://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/cagt24ww.exeThere are no risks.





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Hey everyone, I have a question regarding my Ideapad Y580 and a strange sound error I have been experiencing over the past few months. Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Centeri7 3630QM8GB RAMGTX660M500GB Samsung EVO 840 Ok here's the sound issue.  After using a program such as Minecraft, VLC, Nightingale, the sound will completely cut out.  When checking volumes, sound will not register.  Oftentimes, the sound control panel will say the device is busy. Things I've tried so far:1) Disabled Realtek Digital Output2) Installed latest driver3) Checked current processes for remnants of programs using the sound card.. nothing. Sometimes when I have one of the programs open, for example playing minecraft, when I start a video in VLC, there will be no sound.  The only sound comes from the game. The only thing that really restores the audio is a full restart of the system.  Logging out and back in will not restore the sound.Has anyone experienced this issue?  Is there a way to fix this problem?  Thanks guys!

A:Ideapad Y580 sound cutting out

One suggestion..... have you tried uninstalling the audio driver, reboot the computer and then install a fresh copy of the driver.  If the previous driver installation was faulty, installing the latest driver may have not corrected the problem.

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Hi! At the start I'll mention that I am an "IT guy" (actually IT student)  so I have some higher than basic knowledge about the stuff going on with my computers but now even I am lost... I will start from the very beggining of my troubles - that might be a long story!
 
So, one day (quite a bit ago) I was playing League of Legends with friends like I did for over a year after purchasing my Y580 and the in-game "bug splat" error occured. It is not something unusual, it happens to people a lot in this particular game so I was like "meh, again they f*** up something with the patch". Then the system notification told me that "driver stopped working but has recovered" or something like that, which was a first time for me. I googled the problem but before I could read anything the screen froze and I had a first BSOD since installing Windows 8 (and I have it for a year straight now). It was IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL pointing at nvlddmkm.sys, part of Nvidia drivers.
 
 
I started doing obvious things - ran Windows in safe mode, everything was working fine. Then I removed Nvidia drivers completely, including registry entries and stuff. System loded in normal mode and was working - previously the blue screen was appearing before my Windows 8 login page even loaded. I managed to play games on Intel HD GPU and do my usuall stuff without any problems - as expected to be honest.
 
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A:BSOD with both GPUs on Lenovo Y580

Hi David
 
Since you are familiar with computers, i will cut the crap and go directly to the troubleshooting. Please follow the below steps.
 
1. First uninstall both "Intel" and "Nvidia" drivers completely from the system. Laptops require tweaked drivers  specifically created for them rather than generic ones. If the Nividia adapter is disabled via BIOS, please enable it.
 
2. Then uninstall "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" driver and "Intel Wireless LAN driver" completely. Current versions are not compatible with "Win 8.1".
iaStor.sys Wed Nov 30 09:09:19 2011
Intel Storage drivers

NETwNs64.sys Fri Dec 2 12:20:55 2011
Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5000 Series Adapter Driver for Windows 7

3. Now update the drivers in the order i posted.
 
IRST : https://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/23060/a08/SetupRST.exe&lang=eng&Dwnldid=23060&ProductID=2101&ProductFamily=Software+Products&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology+(Intel%C2%AE+RST)
 
WLAN : https://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/23044/eng/Wireless_16.1.1_De64.exe&lang=eng&Dwnldid=23044&ProductID=3062&ProductFamily=Wireless+Networking&ProductLine=Intel%C2%AE+Wi-Fi+Products&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+WiFi+Link+5300+and+Intel%C2%AE+WiFi+Link+5100+products
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My original HD is going bad so I decided to buy a new HD and an mSATA SSD. I've read more forums and watched more videos then I would have liked and I still can't find anything that can walk me through this. I want my mSATA to be configured like my original HD with a C: and D: partition and it to be able to run one button recovery and everything else that the original HD was able to do. Then I want the replacement disk HD to be just for storage. My computer did not come with an mSATA originally. It does have Intel Rapid Storage Technology but I can not find RapidTool.exe which some of the forums say is needed.










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A:Adding an mSATA SSD to a Y580 ideapad

 If your old HD is still operating, you should be able to clone it using the steps shown below.   Be warned that you must clone the whole drive, including all the hidden partitions, and can only resize the Windows Partition or the OKR recovery will not work, so the new m.2 SSD must be large enough to hold the entire contents of all the partitions of your existing HD drive.    Use Windows Drive Manager to view the sizes of the other parititons on your HD> If you need to make room, back up all your data and then delete from the current OS drive partition before cloning. http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/install-m2-ssd-lenovo-t440s Read this thread as well, it points out some important rules that must be followed when cloning so thaat OKR will work afterwards.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Enable-onekey-recovery-after-HDD-to-SSD-cloning... Hope that helps, and good luck  

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I have a Y580 with a failing mSATA (SAMSUNG MZMPC032HBCD 000L1) as included in the orginal purchase from Lenovo's website.  I need a list of suitable replacements that will work in the same cache enabled state as the original mSATA.  I know that the Y580 BIOS is finicky about what brand/device is used and want to purchase something that will work with Intels Rapid Storage Technology for fast performance.  I have been looking at the Kingston MS200 120GB mSATA and know it will fit, but dont know if it will properly boot for fast caching.  Please advise on mSATA devices known to work properly.  Thank you very much.

A:Y580 mSATA replacement options

bwagner790 wrote:I have a Y580 with a failing mSATA (SAMSUNG MZMPC032HBCD 000L1) as included in the orginal purchase from Lenovo's website.  I need a list of suitable replacements that will work in the same cache enabled state as the original mSATA.  I know that the Y580 BIOS is finicky about what brand/device is used and want to purchase something that will work with Intels Rapid Storage Technology for fast performance.  I have been looking at the Kingston MS200 120GB mSATA and know it will fit, but dont know if it will properly boot for fast caching.  Please advise on mSATA devices known to work properly.  Thank you very much.Refer to the hardware maintenance manual for the specs of the replacement cache ssd and also on how to access it.

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I am looking for anybody who owns a Y580 with Windows 7 and still has the original partition configuration with Rapid Drive (1 TB HDD + 30 GB SSD). I need some information about the partition geometry in this configuration (I am trying to restore a broken MBR). Thanks for any help, Thorsten

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My Y580 case broke.  First it started around the plastic "grill" on the heatsink (on the left side of the laptop).  Soon it was the lower portion of the case around the hinge.  Then it was the other side of the laptop near the hinge and despite some gorilla glue and duct tape.  Now my Y580 case is in bad shape.  I went online to buy a new case and see that others have this same problem.  This is definately a design flaw.  It's not just me.  Will Lenovo fix my laptop?  It is out of warranty, but a design flaw is a design flaw.  I would hope Lenovo would like to keep a good name and a good customer.  I'm being honest here - if they don't I'd have to be a bit stupid to buy more from Lenovo.

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I have a lenovo y 580 which I purchased in janurary. I ran a hardware test and failed the PCI Express Status test. I got the result code WPE001001-HI9D8E but I do not know what that means or how to fix it, please help. 

A:Failed hardware scan y580

Dear Customer 
 
Welcome in lenovo forums 
 
Please test the machine using an application called Lenovo Soultion Center Quick test , just use the below application to download and install that applicaiton :-
 
Link : http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?LegacyDocID=LENV-DIAGS#lsc
 
Please run the test and let me know if you got any erros 
 
Thanks
Alaa





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