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Lenovo G500 RAM Upgrade Issue

Q: Lenovo G500 RAM Upgrade Issue

Hello there, I own a Lenovo G500, a 2013 model, and I just bought a 2 x 4GB 1600 MHz Kingston HyperX DDR3L memory kit.I pulled the old 4 GB memory out and put the new cards in, but both my Windows 7 and the BIOS see only one of them, so the laptop only uses 4 GB of RAM.I tried putting the cards in one by one, the bottom slot works, but when I only use the top slot, the laptop does not boot. It's likely this is the problem, cause even CPU-Z only sees RAM in one of the slots and displays "Single Channel" running. My question would be: is there a possibility this is a software issue? Is there a way to enable dual channel?If not, could this be a motherboard issue? Thank you. Regards,Darren

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Hello, I have the Lenovo G500 Model 20236 and I would like to upgrade its RAM and Hard disk.I used CPU-Z to find out which RAM I have and found 2 GB and 4 GB with 800 MHz. If I kept the 4 GB and installed new 8 GB Kingston DDR3L 8GB SO DIMM 204-PIN (KTA-MB1600L/8G)ArtNr: 28188541600 MHz / PC3L-12800Would both work fine together?What would a good SSD to install instead of my old HHD? Thanks

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Hello.Well i have few questions about my Lenovo g500 laptop can i upgrade some of those comp. or no if so pls tell wich one i can upgrade and ty for help So my conf. is4GB RamCPU 2020M 2,4ghzGPU AMD HD 8570M / Intel(R) HD GraphicsI know i alredy can upgrade ram i think up to 16 gb if im not wrong but still i wana hear some more info ty

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I did google search before putting up on this topic. I am pretty confused by the answers. I have Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU. I want to know is it possible to upgrade to Intel Core i5-4570T or equivalent.  Is that possible? I saw that the chipset is relevant but I haven't been able to clarify what the chipset is? Can anyone help? Thanks.  

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Hi, I'm using 1yr old Lenovo G500 laptop and I want to add another 4GB RAM stick to my exisitng, pre-installed 4GB one. Please suggest which of the following will be a good candidate. http://www.snapdeal.com/product/kingston-ddr3-4-gb-1/1430627http://www.snapdeal.com/product/transcend-ddr3-4-gb-laptop/2143581784http://www.snapdeal.com/product/transcend-so-4gb-ddr3-ramjm1066ksn4g/545240 http://www.snapdeal.com/product/corsair-4-gb-ddr3-ram/1430587http://www.snapdeal.com/product/corsair-ddr3-4gb-ram-cmso4gx3m1a1333c9/435139   










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A:RAM upgrade to Lenovo G500

Hi Bhargavg,
                           
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
                                                     
As per the query we understood that you are looking for a up gradation of RAM to your Lenovo G500 laptop.
 
As per the specification of this model its supports upto 16 GB DDR 3 1600Mhz. As you have shared few RAM I would like to inform all the RAMs are supported by the system.
 
Please ensure that the current RAM has 1600Mhz.As the RAM which you have listed is of 1600Mhz.
 
However I would also like to inform to you to visit the service centre for further details.
 
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.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
        
Best regards,  
       
Ashwin.S



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I own a lenovo g410-0016i read technical spesification used RAM DDR3L 2gb with DDR3Land I buy ram DDR3L 4gb, after installed RAM my device can?t boot to Operating System

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Hi,I have a Lenovo G500 (59370250) laptop with Intel Pentium CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz processor. The machine is OK with few simple applications but starts hanging with heavier applications like Google Chrome, MSWord, etc.I tried having a total of 4GB RAM but that is not helping either. The CPU shoots upto 100% and the machine does not respond for several minutes. Will it be possible to upgrade the motherboard or processor to i3 or i5 in this one? ThanksSukhjinder(Bangalore, India)  

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I own a lenovo g500 which currently uses 6gb of 1600mhz ddr3 ram, one 4gb and one 2gb stickI was planning to upgrade the ram to 8gb by replacing the 2gb stick with a 4gb ddr3l stick.But when I replaced it the laptop wouldn't boot up. My research showed that the 4gb ddr3l stick should work but it didn't.All the ram sticks are from the same company so I don't think its a problem with the ram. 

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Hi, I have Lenovo G500 with Celeron 1005m in it, is there any way to upgrade a cpu ? BTW i have a cooler from normal PC

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Would this PNY XLR8 120GB Internal Serial ATA III Solid State Drive for Laptops SSD9SC120GMDF-RB - Best Buy

work in the Lenovo G500 using this HD replacement method: How to upgrade memory ram and hard drive in lenovo g500 2013 latest diy do it yourself - YouTube

Better yet, is it possible this internal DVD drive can be easily replaced with the SSD? Is there a better conversion kit than Lenovo G500 HDD Caddy ?

Specs: Lenovo G500 Laptop | Entry-Level Laptop from Lenovo | Lenovo (US)

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A:Upgrade to SSD on Lenovo G500 laptop

Hey Greg,

Since the SSD would be the same standard 2.5" size of the HDD in the laptop, you shouldn't have any issues swapping them.

The metal tray that holds the hard drive will have side screws that will work with the SSD as well. Just make sure that the SATA connection lines up before screwing the SSD on the tray though to avoid having to flip it afterwards. LOL

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Hi I have lenovo G500 Series. I want to upgrade Ram memory but i want to ask technical information first before make an order. Lenovo G500 can take up to 8GB ram / slot?Type of frequency? Up to 1600Mhz or 1866Mhz or 2133Mhz? Let you know that i have unlock InsydeH20 bios and i have advanced settings now. (It seems that i can choose frequency up to 2133 Mhz ....but default option is Auto)Or it is risky to change bios ram frequency for my new Mem Ram?  I want to buy 1) KINGSTON HYPER X IMPACT 16GB SODIMM DDR3L NON ECC CL9 1600MHZ (HX316LS9IBK2/16) (2 X 8192)or2)HyperX 16GB (Kit of 2) 2133MHz DDR3L CL11 1.35V SODIMM HyperX Impact Laptop Memory HX321LS11IB2K2/16or3)HyperX 16GB (Kit of 2) 1866MHz DDR3L CL11 1.35V SODIMM HyperX Impact Laptop Memory HX318LS11IBK2/16 Thank you 

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My laptop was plugged into my tv via HDMI. I ran a virus scan, then restarted. During the restart, I unplugged it from the tv. When the laptop booted back up, it displayed the lenovo logo, then the screen went dark. I waited a while, then tried plugging the HDMI cable back in... and windows (10) appeared as normal on the TV, but still not on the laptop screen. I am able to turn the dark screen contrast up and down with F keys, so it's not completely black.

Basically, I can use my laptop when plugged into the tv, but the laptop screen itself is black. How can I get the screen working again?

Thanks,
J
 

A:Lenovo G500 screen issue

Try pressing the F10 key, you should see more settings on the TV screen where can select which display is used.
If that doesn't work press and hold down the Fn (Function) key before pressing F10.
 

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I want to upgrade my lenovo g500 intel core i3 3005M that motherboard able for that ???

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hello, I got the following issue: After install memory upgrade (from 4gb single module to 8gb two modules) ive got the idea to higher the useable memory for integrated graphic-core of i3 cpu. So I went into bios to those configurations where I highered the memory size to maximum. It where two kinds of. I highered first option from 256mb to 1024mb and second option from 64mb to 512mb. I also changed some other options for experimentation just in this section like background light from pwm to gmbus and a few other options. I didn't change any frequencies or voltages. after I made these changes I got a bad feeling, but I thought it wouldn't be a problem to just reset the bios. so after save configurations and restart. The lenovo sign didn't show up again. And no booting at all. Also the recovery button can't bring me back into bios. after pushin power-button the screen is shining but it stay black. the notebook react to: pushing power button while machine is running turns instantly offctrl alt del resets works for restartbutton for switching screen on off is working (f9)if notebook is turned off its possible to start with power button either recovery button.after 10-20seconds cpu fan is starting.  what I tried so faar:I opened notebook to find cmos battery to plug off and turn off notebook, remove power cable and battery. In this status, press and hold power button longer than 20 seconds. While every power input disconnected, I t... Read more

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Hello Lenovo Users, I have Lenovo G500 laptop with Windows 10 OS(Upgraded from Windows 8.1). I can't able to connect my bluetooth speaker. Rather I also use bluetooth mouse for a long time, It works without any issue but I can't able to use bluetooth speakers and also I can't able to transfer files by SHAREit application. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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after blue screen of death, my lenovo is not booting, its stuck on the brand name logo and there is nothing i can do i tried remove the battery, and power up with jus cord and opposite, tried to push one key recovery but that dosent work neither any ideas?OS. win10 x64pentium 2.4ghz6gb ram1tb hddintel 5500 graphics

A:Lenovo G500 stuck at "lenovo splash screen"

The first thing I look at if a machine hangs at startup is the USB ports.  Physical damage can create shorts which cause these symptoms.  Check for bent pins or a tongue broken off.

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HiI have Lenovo g500 core i7 ram6 ati radeon 8750 1tb hdd. It's been like a month that laptop freezes at the splash screen. I live in Iran and the laptop is made in China.I've searched the forums and found the "battery removing, 15sec button-holding and AC Adopter pluging" solution and it worked ...but today it's not working anymore ... I'm stuck at the splash screen for 4 hours and this is our desktop pc I'm using to post this message.I really need my laptop! It's my life!Please help ...










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A:Lenovo G500 stuck at "lenovo splash screen"

Hi Azadkv,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your G500 Laptop is not booting to Windows and hanging at Lenovo Logo and the issue persists even after performing Flee-Power step. Hence, I suggest to perform BIOS reset and check if the issue persists. Below are the steps to perform BIOS reset:
 

To access BIOS menu turn OFF the Laptop and press the NOVO button located beside power button.
Then to reset the BIOS to its defaults click on ?F9? Key and select YES.
Now click on ?F10? Key to save the changes that are done in BIOS, the computer will automatically restart.

Do post us back if the issue persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar




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I have a Lenovo G500 Laptop with core I3 and 2 gigs of ram and Windows10 updated OS.Recently it has started to get stuck on the starting LENOVO screen. Laptop gets started when i remove the battery connect it with a charger, but when i again switch it off and then turn it on again, It again gets stuck on the Lenovo screen. I want a permanent solution for it. PLease help me!

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Hello,  I have lenovo g 500 (laptop) and everything was fine until today when start my laptop i see black screen with lenovo logo (white color) link: imgur.com/tzWMuwII have tired to remove the battery with/without power cord but still same.  Lenovo G500Model name: 20236 Thanks for help! 













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A:Lenovo G500 black screen (lenovo logo)

could you please press f2 to start-up your computer for bios.then set the default settings, save/exit and restart if it helps.

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Hello Bros, I want to change 43142 wifi dual adapter with 802.11n standard to 802.11AC . I have question, what you can put the original into the laptop or replace it with the socket in the motherboard?


























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Hi Everyone, I have a Lenovo G500, I recently realized that my Left speaker is not working at all. i did check in the configuration and tested it too. I m currently using Windows 10 btw. Kindly suggest!!!

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I am using Windows 7 , 32 bit. I noticed that on each update of Windows 7 , the sound disappears (and no, its not muted, and no Bluetooth device  ...).The "no sound" can be observed in the following:- No Windows sound when login/logout of windows.- No sound when playing from Internet (Youtube)- When I try to play a file using windows media player, I get the message "windows media player encountered a problem while playing the file". The file is good and played o.k before the update.I am using the latest Conexant driver and all seems to be o.k. In the device manager.To overcome this , I need to reinstall the Conexant driver after each update, which is not acceptable (never had to mess around in any of the previous laptops I had).Any suggestions ?

A:Lenovo G500 no sound

hi Lior11,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
You can do this to exclude device driver from Windows Updates
 
Open a run box (Windows key + R)
Type in sysdm.cpl   hit enter
Then click on Advanced System Settings

 
You should have a windows with Tabs / Go to Hardware TAB and click on Device Installation settings

 
Now click on "No let me choose what to do"
  Never Install driver software from Windows Update then save changes.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 
 



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Hello, How are you? I am new to the community.I am facing an issue with my Lenovo Laptop G 500. The brief is as follows: When Plugged in, the LED light of Battery is on (White color). But when I press the power On Button/recover button, the Power LED Light starts for a second and then both LED lights (Power and Battery) goes off. The screen flashes but goes off immediately. I have tried to unplug the powercord and took out the battery and then pressed the start button for 30 seconds and then reinstalled the battery and plugged in the powercord. But same thing happens again. Addiitonal Info:- Fan doesnt work- CD ROM doesnt open What should I do? Thanks for help. regardsRavi 

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please i have a Lenovo g500 with windows 10 64bit cpu : intel i3 gpu : intel hd graphics 4000 but i have 0 mb in dedicated video memory and 0 mb in system video memory

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Hello, I have a Lenovo .G500  and im using it for 5 years. last month i found my computer's cd. ?ts win 8 cd. i want to format my computer and install win 8. i opened bios setup and selected dvd room. and saved. but its doing nothing. its openning in a normal way. pls help me.

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I want to buy lenovo g500 motherboard. 

A:Lenovo g500 motherboard

Hi keshavshiyal, 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
You may use your serial number here on the parts look up page to get your OEM motherboard part number.
Using the part number to order or search online from other resellers in your location would help.
 
You can also call in  1-800-3000-9991 or to check here on where to buy as option.
 
Here is your hardware manual for reference as it includes FRU list to match the part number with the disassembly guide.
 
Additional reference article for review:
How to lookup and purchase Accessories, Upgrades, and FRU/CRU Replacement PartsHow do I order parts or find parts information?
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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Dear*, I have an Lenovo G500 laptop with Intel HD graphics and AMD graphics and have two questions. The laptop is running Win10 PRO 1) When I try to insatll the AMD Catalyst with the auto detect software from AMD (radeon-crimson-relive-17.3.2-minimalsetup-170315_web.exe) then the laptop freezes at the end of the installation. Do you know about this problem? 2) Is it possible to force AMD graphic card to work all the time and not to use INtel HD 4000 graphics? Best Regards.

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Hello, the laptop has stopped recognizing usb devices since I connected a toy of my daughters, I connect any device and it does not turn on the USB connection light on the device, I used the lenovo solution center and it reports the error WMB01Q008-HM9V3K, I measured voltage on the usb pins and it gives me a voltage of 3.7 V this is correct.

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I need drivers for Lenovo G500.

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Has anyone out there installed/running WIndows 10 on Lenovo G500?If you have, could you share any problems you might have come across?  Thank you.... Melk9601  

A:Lenovo G500 Windows 10

Hi, I have just encountered a serious problem. Just a couple of days after windows 10 installation, I cannot turn my laptop on anymore. Basically, it remains stuck at "Lenovo" screen, and it does not proceed any longer. Does anyone have any tip/solution? I am a kind of desperate.Roger

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I have a Lenovo G500 and it will not turn on all the way. It gets to the logo screen and then gets stuck, enters diag mode, and then sends me to the blue screen. I've tried refreshing, resetting the files, and wiping the entire thing clean, and still can't get past this screen. I'm thinking the HDD is shot. Anyone have any suggestions of solutions? If you think the HDD is shot, any suggestions to what I should replace it with?  Thanks!!

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I'm having a serious problem with my Internet connection - especially wireless drivers. Only in a short distance from the wifi modem I can connect and not remotely as I can in the past. Is there any solution for my problem? 

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  After i changed my BIOS settings to legacy this happens i cant go to Windows cant enger BIOS or do anything I tried to reset BIOS buy disable the battery but nothing happens my keyboard does'nt work i tried 3 USB Keyboards but still nothing Any ideas? Thanks in advance  

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HiI have a Lenovo g500 with windows 8.0Sudenly this month the sound started to stop.This happens when I start the laptopor if it wakes from standby.The sound is restored only after a restart.What is happening?> how can i fix this>?I have already tryied microsoft solutions and tested all the services that start with windows start.But the problem seems to be irrelevent with the services. 













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A:lenovo g500 sound problem

hi pcknights,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I will need to you to alter two settings inthe PC
  
  One is to Enable the Hybrid Sleep
This is how  http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/activate-hybrid-sleep-on-windows-pcs.html
 
Second is to disable the fast startup.
  This is how http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6320-fast-startup-turn-off-windows-8-a.html
 
Then check and observe the sound on your pc.
 
Regards
Solid Cruver
 
 





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Hi All, I want to purchase Lenovo G500 base cover, can you please tell me how much it will  cost in service centre?or any alternative source also work.


























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Hi guys, 8 days ago i bought an Lenovo G580, the laptop was great, fast and everthing but it had one problem as many of you know, the wifi connection.... So i returned it and got my money back. I've now found another Lenovo, and its an Lenovo G500. My question is do any of you guys know which wifi card it has?? And is it better or worse than G580?? The specs of this laptop is Intel Core i5-3230M (2,60 GHz)4 GB RAM (but im going to buy one extra 4GB ram) so = 8GB RAM1TB HDDIntel HD Graphics 4000

A:Does Lenovo G500 have any wifi problems?

Hi megacros,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that there was an issue with Wireless in G580 Laptop and for the G500 Wireless is shipped with 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connectivity and the manufacturer is different according to the variant.
 
NOTE: To check the manufacturer and for the drivers: Click Here
 
Do post us back for further Queries.
 
Best Regards

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I decided to upgrade my BIOS today because of it being too obsolete.I downloaded it from the Lenovo website, i install it, the pc restarts and success!All fine right?Well, i shut down my pc, press the BIOS button (i guess it's a BIOS button i don't know what it's called) i select the BIOS and guess what, it asks for an admin/supervisor password, i really need to get into the BIOS and i can't because of some strange mistakes of Insyde or Lenovo.Maybe it's your fault, mine not becuase before the update i entered the BIOS to see if all was fine and it didn't ask me to enter a password. What can i do now?I'm really mad right now and i hope to get an answer soon. I've already tried to look for some ways to remove the admin password but the support for the Lenovo G500 is really poor. 

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The Current configuration of my laptop is
LENOVO G500, WINDOW 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
Processor: Intel (R) core (TM) i5-3230M [email protected] GHz 2.60GHz Ram 4 GB
Hi I Want to Install the Window 10 1607 English x64 On my LENOVO LAPTOP G500. Problem is Lenovo till Now, not released the Drivers for WINDOW 10 64 BIT and I have no hope they will release it soon, many customers demanded this for that on LENOVO Community Forum. But they only care about the money and new customers not existing customers. Because of such type of attitude towards customers I will never buy the any LENOVO product in future
Currently for WIFI, Driver Program Qualcomm Atheros Communication is installed . For DOLBY ADVANCED AUDIO V2 Separate Dolby drivers are installed and laptop have SILIENT FAN Feature too. My question: if I install FRESH Window 10 1607 English x64 on my laptop will Window 10 automatically install Required WIFI drivers out of box during installation process ? or Will WIFI not works after installation and will both DOLBY AND SILIENT FAN feature will works after Window 10 installation.
Anybody who have successfully installed the window Window 10 1607 English x64 on LENOVO g500 please share your?s experience .
Thanks

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Solved: Re: Lenovo G500 WIndows 10 drivers - Lenovo Community

Lenovo does not make drivers, it is just a reseller. If the hardware is not supported, there is nothing it can do.

That said, everything might work, 8.1 drivers are mostly compatible with 10, so you will not know, until you try.

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Hi all,  Had to swap out HDD few months back and did a fresh install of win 8.1 from a disk straight onto C drive . Leaving Lenovo recovery partition completely intact. Now have put HDD back into g500 but although after some probs will only boot to the windows stored on C drive and will not let me access any part of recovery partition ?Either via hard boot . Recovery options or even OKR via file explorer ?  Any guesses as to where I'm messing up and what is the easiest way to restore directly from factory setting partition please?  Any advice much appreciated . Cheers .  

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 Hi,  Im having problem here, and it is about the audio-wifi controller ic. They are not working, so I asked a techneicn and he told me it was the an IC that controlles the current or something, I don't know about these stuff. The problem is the label on this IC is not there. So I need your help.

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Hi everyone, I am in ownership of Lenovo g500 laptop. I recently bought a crucial mx500 250gb to replace my old failing WD 250gb HDD.I cloned the data to SSD with Acronis software which makes the partition too as I hear, and when i replace the disc with SSD, i experience blue screen with stop error 0x0000001E, I tried reinstalling SATA controller but no luck. the blue screen occurs when it boots up. I can stay 10 seconds in safe mode before it goes blue again, to see messages as drivers installed, one of them is  intel sata ahci controller that was reinstalled, 12.0.0.1082 version. What could be the fix to this problem? can any other driver be the issue? I am searching the net for similar issues but problem persists i cannot use the ssd.

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Do these laptops take the same battery? TIA,Rich













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A:Lenovo G500 and G500s batteries

hi rdonahue,
 
Thanks for posting!
 
They wont fit
The batteries have different mountings!
 
Lenovo G500 Battery part Number 121500040    

 
lenovo g500s Battery part Number 121500171   

 
Best Regards
Solid Cruver
 





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Hey guys, so everything is in the title. Can I use G580's Battery with Lenovo G500, since their specs are basically the same, except for the mAh.Where I live I onlu have access to the G580 battery, and here, we don't really do returns, except if the item is flawed.So some insight will help me a lot.Thanks in advance.

A:Use G580's Battery with Lenovo G500

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Yes, you can use the battery.  That G580 battery is compatible with several Lenovo models including the G500. 
 
mAh is related to the battery's capacity.  The higher the number,  the longer the battery life between charges.

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Dear Community, I have a G500 laptop (i5-3230M; 8 GB RAM, 1 TB SSHD, ATI HD8570M). I have multiple issues with that. On 19.04.2016 I was able to use my laptop without problems, after that I closed the lid. After around 1 hour I opened that again but already had the issues. My problems are the followings:- DVD-RAM disappeared from BIOS, however it is working fine (tested in another laptop.) In my laptop it is blinking, ejecting the tray and is rotating after inserting a disk but after a short period it stops blinking and rotating. I have found some topics already here, but there the problem was with the DVD-RAM, that is not the case by me.- SSHD stoped working as well (tested under Win 7 and Ubuntu; By Win 7 the disk recognized, however the partions were not visible and the disk management wanted to initialize the disk fist. By Ubuntu the disk was not visible in Gparted, but in Testdisk, however it said there is no partition on the disk and droped Read error by every cylinders. It seems something is blocking the reading. Testdisk showed me the capacity of the SSHD and the size of the used space as well!) The laptop was clean inside and wasn't hot. What could cause such problems and how can I fix it? Unfortunatly the warranty ended last November. If possible I would require solutions where I can at least access to my data on the SSHD. Thank you in advance!

A:Lenovo G500 multiple issues

Hi vasadam , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Initially best if you turn off the PC and remove  the optical drive , SSHD, and battery while unplugged from the ac adapter. Press down power button for 12 seconds to power drain . Return the battery and plug the adapter . Turn on to access the BIOS and F9 to load defaults F10 save and exit.  Shut down. 
 
Connect back the optical drive and SSHD making sure that the contacts are good and then turn on to check on BIOS for both DVD drive and SSHD .
 
With the optical drive , if the BIOS still failed to detect it , most likely issue would be the contact between the drive and the motherboard . 
 
For the SSHD , don't attempt to continue with Windows recommended fix and cancel it since it may do some changes with your data inside. Run diagnostics and similar hardware test for isolation. 
 
For data recovery best that you get a service center if they would have other tools to back up for you. 
Update us how it goes . 
 
 
Regards
 
 

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Hello.I have a Lenovo G500 and I removed the DVD drive and replaced with a HDD caddy so I can use a SSD and my 1 TB HDD in my laptop. All worked fine for about 1 year, but after that my Lenovo G500 started to get stuck at the LENOVO logo and won't boot, or it just stop responding in windows software. I noticed that my 1 TB hard drive that I have been using with the help of a HDD caddy stopped showing in my computer, or when it was showing it had raw partition witch lead to data loss. I decided to replace the HDD caddy, because I have removed my 1 TB hard drive and tested it on another computer and it was fine, no bad sectors , no errors. I installed my hard drive into a brand new HDD caddy but I have the same problems like before, stuck at LENOVO logo, laptop freezes and sometimes my hard drive won't show up at all.I was forced to remove the HDD caddy and replace it with the original optical drive that came with my Lenovo laptop, but now the optical drive is not showing up in my computer, device manager and bios at all.So now I can use my optical drive and or a HDD caddy with my Levono laptop Is there any way to fix the ODD sata port on the MB ?PS: I have updated my bios today with the latest version from lenovo support site and restored defaults in BIOS, but no luck. I have unplugged and plugged the optical drive, but it is not working.  

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