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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi  I bought a Lenovo G500 around a month ago (Windows 8.1, Intel Core i7 2.20 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Disk, Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter).  I have a problem related to wifi connectivity. When i'm at home, no problems with networking. But when i'm at the college, where network is public and realized with a proxy, my lenovo sees the network, but can't connect to internet because the network is "unidentified" and i have a "limited access". My other PC and my HTC One continue to work fine with the routers and access points placed in the college. I tried everything: reinstall wireless drivers, reset winsocks and ip, disable Windows and Comodo firewalls, disable the energy options of the network adapter... but nothing seems to change, and every time i have the same problem: nothing fixes the issue. If anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful! Thanks

A:Lenovo G500 WiFi Problem

hi marcello33,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Try this,
 
StepA.
   Open Device Manager and check under Network Adapters,
Remember what brand you wireless is ex. Intel, Realtek, or Atheros
   right click on it and click Uninstall.
      Place a check on the Prompt that says Delete Driver Software for this device.
Now click the View option at the top of Device Manager and select Scan for driver changes.
    Open Network adapters again right click and click uninstall driver 
Now
    On the same prompt for deleting the driver check if there is a check box still.
 
If yes Repeat the step until you don't see the checkbox anymore. then proceed to Step B.
If no Proceed to Step B,
 
Step B.
    Restart the computer.
 
Download and Install the driver below for what wireless you have
 Intel WLAN Driver 
 WLAN Driver (Atheros, Broadcom, Realtek) 
 
Restart the computer after installation and Reconnect to the wifi you're having issues with.
 
Let me know your findings
Cheers!
Solid Cruver
   
 
 
 




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Hi there. I'm planning to buy a Lenovo G500 laptop, and I simply can't find the correct answer to one small question.

As you might know, laptops of today incorporate many hotkey functions on their F1-F12 keys. And for that particular Lenovo model (and some of its closely-related brethren), I can't figure out what the F8 hotkey does in Windows 7.

It looks like three small squares, and ''F8'' below them. According to the G500 user manual, it is used to ''display all currently active apps''. As apps are only available in Windows 8, does anyone of you know what purpose could it serve in Windows 7?

I posted this already on Lenovo official forums, but not a single soul bothers to answer. There's gotta be someone who uses Windows 7 on Lenovo G500/G505/G510/G700/G710 or any other Lenovo with inverted Fn/function keys. If you're one of them, press F8 (or Fn+F8) and tell me what happens.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Lenovo G500 - F8 hotkey purpose

I'm planning to buy a Lenovo G500 laptopClick to expand...

That particular brand and model laptop comes with Windows 8 pre-installed.

It's user's guide doesn't provide any hotkey information about Windows 7.

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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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Hi guys,I've got g500 with radeon hd 8750 and a intel graphics.When i play or try to play in bf3 for example i think that notebook use intel graphic card. I played on the lowest needs and had maybe 10 fps.I read that i must istall Catalyst Control Center or something from AMD and this should give me possibility to choose between 2 cards (before run the game). But this program doesn't work, He told me that i don't have any AMD components. Maybe I use it wrong, I download Catalyst for 7000series because i don't find on 8000.I use win 7 64bit.Please help and sorry for my engish












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A:Lenovo G500 radeon problem

Hi golona,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Please Try uninstalling AMD Driver under Device Manager and make sure to put a check on the prompt asking to delete driver software.
    Then Check under Control Panel / Programs and Features / Uninstall any Catalyst or AMD Graphics Components.
 
Then try to Install This Software
     AMD Video Driver
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!




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hello everyone. sometimes my lenovo g500 hangs on startup. i mean when i press the power button the lenovo logo shows up but the loading thing at the bottom doesnt show up. i have to restart the laptop pressing the power button a couple of times or sometimes have to take the battery out and put it back in to solve the problem. any help in this case would be highly appreciated.

A:lenovo g500 startup problem

Hi Saif,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you G500 Laptop is hanging at Lenovo Logo. I suggest you to perform the Flee-Power and BIOS reset. Below are the steps to check and resolve the issue:
 

Remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer.
Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer.
If the issue persists even after performing Flee Power then resetting BIOS to its defaults should resolve the issue
Now access the BIOS menu press F2 when the Lenovo logo appears on the screen while the computer is starting up.
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 should automatically restart. Please check if the issue persists.

Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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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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I have a Netgear dualband N Router. I have three computerson my wireless network , a Lenovo G500 and two Toshibas laptops.  The Toshibas each run WiFi at 135Mbps. If I connect the Lenovo G500 to the router with an ethernet cable it runs at 100.    The router is 15 feet from Lenovo G500.  The  Lenova G500 on Wifi runs at 65Mbps or slower.  Sometimes only at 48Mbps.  The speed occurs even if it is the only computer actrive on network . As a test, I installed a Belkin N wireless adapter on the Lenovo G500 and connected on Wifi 2 and it connects at 135 Mbps.  It is only the Lenovo Wireless adapter that slows the G500 down. How can I increase speed of Wifi on Lenovo?  

A:Lenovo G500 WiFi is slow

hi Lenovog500,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try this and let me know what happened.
       Click on the wireless signal at the lower right corner of the screen.
                On the list of wireless signals, rightclick on your wifi and choose "View connection properties"
                    Go to this tab and change the AES to TKIP, then hit ok and Check if the connection of the wireless will change.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!





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Hello everyone, this is a bit of an emergency for me, I'll sapre you the story and just state that I am a university student and I use my G500 everyday on campus for notes and communication. I bought a Lenovo G500 last year in July and it has been working well for me up until tonight. I have upgraded the hard drive to a Samsung 840 Pro SSD and installed Linux Mint 16, 32-bit. Yes, I had to disable the UEFI boot setting in the BIOS to install linux. So tonight I was using my laptop for some work and then wanted to watch a DVD while in bed. I inserted a DVD but couldn't get the OS to recognize it. No big deal I thought, I'll just restart and see if that fixes the problem. Upon restart I get the Lenovo splash screen...and that's it. The computer jsut hangs up there. Now I've been running this G500 on Linux since I bought it, without any issues. So I doubt it is the linux distribution (which I have kept up to date). Here are the troubleshooting techniques I have tried (and I have used the search function on this forum already, the solutions I found so far do not help/apply to my case). 1.) I powered down the system, removed the battery, unplugged the A/C adapter and held the power button for about 20 seconds to discharge the system. I then plugged the A/C adapter back in WITHOUT re-installing the battery and pressed the power-on button. No change in behavior. 2.) I re-installed the factory Seagate Hard Drive that still has Windows 8 installed (I kept... Read more

A:G500 stuck on lenovo screen

hi MadMechanic,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Can you try the following:
1. Remove the AC adapter, battery and HDD.
2. Press and hold the power button for 20secs and then reconnect the AC adapter
3. Press OneKey Recovery button and choose BIOS Setup.
 
- Link to picture
 
If this works, try resetting the BIOS to the default settings by pressing F9 (or Fn+F9) then press F10 (or Fn+F10) to save and exit. When finished, try inserting the stock HDD (or the Samsung 840 Pro SSD) and see if it'll boot.
 
If the problem remains, try reseating the RAM (or if you have two memory modules, try using one stick only). If this doesn't work, I'm afraid you may need to contact Lenovo for service.
 
 
Regards

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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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Typing this on mobile device so have to be succinct.  Upon pressing power button: No backlight on monitor appears (monitor remains black) Fan remains running at normal speed Little lights indicating battery/power status of unit work normally removing/alternating ram has no effect on occasion when the laptop works, the slightest nudge will crash/power off system i know it sounds bad (motherboard damage maybe?) but any thoughts would be appreciated

A:Lenovo G500 fan running, no booting

The nudge & crash symptom is concerning.       Did the laptop get dropped or have anything happen to it that might lead you to believe the motherboard would be damaged, or result i the screen failing?     Do you have the ability to try connecting and external monitor to see if the system is actually booting?Does the position of the screen have any effect?    (I ask because there is a cable between the screen and base that can become damaged overtime, and perhaps could be shorting. Best of luck, Lenovo G400/G500/G405/ G505/G410/G510 Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_g400g500g405g505g410g510_hmm.pdf  

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Hello guys, I have a Lenovo G500 Laptop , I tiried to use it's camera . I installed the official driver software that I downloaded from here. But, the problem is, the quality of the image is VERY VERY BAD , I can't even see my face !! I searched here in the forum for similar topics, but none of the answers were satisfying !! OS : Windows 8.1 Please help me, because I need to use the cam in my meetings. Regards.

A:Lenovo G500 EasyCamera Problem

12 views and 0 answers .. Is this how Lenovo support forum looks like !! I'm really suprised !! Sorry for posting, I'll go somewhere else !

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i have a G500 laptop.when i connect my charger to the laptop the red led blinks continuously.i tried to boot up the laptop the ON led (showing that pc is on)  flashed for couple of seconds.when i remove the charger nothing happens ,no boot up no led.and when i remove the battery and plugs in the charger and tries to boot up the laptop then it boots up normally  and works fine without battery.help me what to do. pc specs- windows 8.1,2 gb ddr3. i think that last time my battery completely discharged.

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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   

 
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Hey everyone, I just got my g500 yesterday (win8, i3 )then im installing autocad 2013 with 30 % battery so i plugged the power cord and remove the batterybut after removing the battery it freezes occationally and the installing of cad got stuckso I shut down the comp by unplugging the cord, after turning it on it got stuck to a 'scanning and reparing drive (d) : 0%I tried something like the prepairing automatic repair but after this it will be just a blank sreen for hours..tried everything  













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A:Stuck in Lenovo Screen - G500

Hi Picchu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your G500 Laptop is not booting to Windows and displaying black screen, I suggest you to perform the Flee-Power and BIOS reset. Below are the steps to check and resolve the issue:
 

Remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer.
Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer.
If the issue persists even after performing Flee Power then resetting BIOS to its defaults should resolve the issue
Now to access BIOS menu press the NOVO button which is located beside the power button after turning OFF the computer.
Then select the BIOS utility option to enter BIOS.
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 should automatically restart. Please check if the issue persists.

Hope this helps!!!
 
Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi everyone!I'm trying to boot for the first time in my Lenovo G500. It starts with the logo of lenovo and then it goes to a black screen and it is saying that is loading FreeDOS and is asking to enter a new date, new time and then it says C:/> and nothing happens. I put in the cd with Windows 8 drivers but i can't make it boot from the cd/dvd. Anyone can help?Thanks!

A:Booting for the first time in my Lenovo G500

Hi Stathesp,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your G500 Laptop is booting to Black screen, I suggest you to change the Boot priority of CD/DVD drive 1st and HDD (Hard Disc Drive) to 2nd, below are the steps to access BIOS:
 

Turn OFF the computer and then click on NOVO button which is located at the left side of the computer.
Then under Boot tab change the CD/DVD as 1st boot and HDD to 2nd device.
Now press ?F10? Key to save the changes, the computer will automatically restart.
Then check inserting the Disc and check the issue.

Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
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Shiva Kumar






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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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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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  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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