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Y580: Cannot access to BIOS

Q: Y580: Cannot access to BIOS

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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Hello ! I tried to flash another Bios version wich killed my Bios-chips. I ordered to repair them besides an electronic company.They put new Chips in but flashed it with the wrong version of Bios: 3.70Before i started to flash the Bios it was 8.0 Version. After i got my Mainboard back today i re-assembled the Laptop and started it. I pressed "f2" to get into bios and to select boot option. I cant see any drives there, just UEFI Lan stuff. So i cant boot from Harddrives and the Laptop is useless atm.So it seems that this Windows 8 Version of the Laptop wont work with the 3.7 Version of the Bios, am i right ?Is it possible to flash the 8.0 Version without damaging the laptop again ? Please help me, i need the Laptop to work. Greetings and thank you in advanced Patrick

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Hello

My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

A:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access

Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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The same issue from BIOS 1.2.5 is happening with BIOS 1.2.6. After the update, the boot screen remain totally black (no Dell logo) and you cant enter in the BIOS interface (no video at all).
The workaround is to downgrade to BIOS version 1.2.3 
The windows boots as usual, and maybe this is the reason that users havent noticed this issue.
The bios upgrade/downgrade is automated. No mouse clicks are needed. Just wait computer to boot and wait some minutes. After this (blind) downgrade (because there is no video), you will see the dell logo once again and everything works as usual.

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Im working on a Toshiba Laptop A105-4284, Model #: PSAA8U-0FH02K that froze while trying to flash the BIOS, so I didnt know what else to do but shut it off. Now, when I try to boot it up, it gets stuck in the same place it did during the flashing; on the Toshiba splash screen with the status bar at the bottom showing about 20% complete. I cant get into the BIOS and cant boot into Windows. Other options available on this screen are Press F2 for System Settings and F12 for Boot Menu. Pressing F2 results in a beep and the status bar changing to "Please Wait..." but nothing else happens no matter how long I wait. Pressing F12 doesnt do anything. Pressing ESC takes me to a screen that shows the typical system info -- Phoenix Technologies Version 6.00; Intel Calistoga CRB.T3A Reference BIOS; VERSION.MAK 1.53; (looks like its running POST and recognizes CPU, Cores, No TPM or TPM has a problem, and system RAM and stops there. What is my best course of action?:

- shorting out the CMOS battery (I've tried this on the solder pads marked C88, with no laptop battery, with and without the wi-fi, ram and hdd installed; Im either doing it wrong or its just not working )
- trying to reflash BIOS chip (I tried this; turned the laptop on and held down the 'c' key to boot from cd, but still got stuck at the same place)
- replacing the BIOS chip
- something else?

Any guidance or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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A:Toshiba A105: Failed BIOS flash; now no BIOS access & won't boot

Im trying to figure out why I've had no replies yet.

Have I asked a stupidly easy question that everyone is rolling their eyes to and cant bear to tell me the answer? Or have I stumped everyone?

I have a hard time believing this is a stumper. I've found the same question posted elsewhere on the net and shorting the CMOS seemed to help. That or removing the battery altogether (its soldered to the board), but I dont think Im doing it right. Can someone give me directions on that?

or is this just a lost cause? :-/

Thanks in advance
 

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HI, Please skip to paragraph six for the actual issue I am having--the preceding paragraphs include info that may help to identify how to fix this. I am posting this using my HP desktop running Windows 7 as my Lenovo Ideapad 110 cannot connect to internet as explained below: Firstly, Sorry if I am breaking community guidelines in any way with this post. I did multiple searches but only came up with "forgot my BIOS password-how can I reset it" type posts. I am looking for urgent help to get back into the "BIOS" of my Lenovo IdeaPad 110 running preinstalled Windows 10. Everything was running fine until yesterday. This is when I made the mistake of thinking I knew more about the system than I actually seem to lol :/ So, yesterday--I entered the "BIOS" screen upon startup using F2 (function key+F2). I went on to disable wireless connection ability (to test something unrelated), and also switched Boot from strait UEFI boot mode to legacy/UEFI boot-with UEFI being the default boot option.  I don't know if any of the above have to do with the issue I am now having but I wanted to share it just in case. Here is the real issue as of now: Also yesterday at the same time while in "BIOS", I also went on to set an "admin password", the one you must type in before you can even get to the lenovo splash screen to enter "BIOS". Basically I believe this is referred to as a POST password although I am not an expert cleary (hence asking for the experts' he... Read more

A:Lenovo Ideapad 110-Set an Admin PW in BIOS, Now I can't access BIOS after entering the correct PW?

Sorry for the double post but I just saw this information and thought it might apply to me, please let me know what you think: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500216  

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Hi everyone, I tried getting to the advanced Bios setup under Bios menu but couldnt find it. The Bios version of my Pc is insyde F.1B. please what can i do ?

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Hi Guys
I restored an image created with Macrium Reflect on my wife's computer (Custom build with Asus P8Z77-V LX mother board) and everything went fine until rebooting when i got to the "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings" then everything stopped.
I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just about all the F combinations and nothing works, I have two SSD drives one with Win7 Pro and one with Win10 Pro (not connected at the same time) and neither of them will boot up.
I have tried changing the jumper pins from 1 and 2 to 2 and 3 for 10 sec to clear the RTC Ram in CMOS then returned then to 1 and 2 and tried rebooting...no change so i removed the battery and repeated the jumper pin swap then reinstalled the battery and still no change, cannot get passed press DEL or F2 to access the BIOS settings.
I even downloaded the latest BIOS and updater as shown and put them on a USB flash drive together and tried the Macrium Rescue disk, and still nothing happened and it will not open the BIOS maybe i got it all wrong ?
I was hoping someone here might know how to put it right, i am out of idea's and any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 ATX Motherboard
Memory G.Skill 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9 1600MHz
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" 7mm SSD SATA3 530/130 x2 = 1 Win7 and 1 Win10
Storage Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 3.5" 2TB 64MB 7200RPM
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Good evening!
A week ago I reinstalled Windows 7 in EFI mode on my laptop, and now I've got this problem: whenever I turn on my computer after a shutdown, the BIOS says "System Resuming" instead of "Press F2 to enter settings". This makes impossible for me to access BIOS settings. Previously, my BIOS used to say "System Resuming" only after a hibernation. The weird fact is that - as far as I remember - this thing started happening only after a few days.
Can you help me?
Thanks in advance :-)

A:I can't access BIOS settings because BIOS assumes Windows is resuming

Try doing a shutdown command from a CMD window, or Start button / Run
The command is shutdown /s

See if entering the command manually makes a difference in how it starts up

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Hello:

This is my first post here, so hi to everyone.
I just got an ASUS X401a Notebook and I want to use a flash drive to boot from Linux.
I need to change the sequence in the BIOS so that the flash drive is first choice to boot from.
I have no problem accessing the BIOS utility, but it allows me to alter only some settings. Those in blue colored font I can change those in black font I cannot. What drive to boot from first is in black and not adjustable.
I used command line to work as admin and I also set up a password for admin in the BIOS to access the BIOS utility, but still no go; some things are allowed to be changed some aren't.

Any help is appreciated.

A:BIOS: Can access BIOS utility, but cannot change settings.

Is it asking for a password or something?

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Hi I sure am hoping someone can help me with this. First my specs
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476835 MB, Free - 366308 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 61 MB; F: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 5158 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA770-DS3, x.x,
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2011, Updated and Enabled

I am having some errors causing crashes on occasion. Thats not what I am here for today though I can deal with that later. When my comp starts to reboot I can't seem to access BIOS, if I can access the Boot Order by hitting F12 I have no control whatsoever on the choices no up or down or even hitting enter works. Also when I go into Error Recovery Console the same thing no controls whatsoever I can make, no arrow keys or hitting any keys work and I have to just sit there and let it choose whatever it defaulted to. I have re-installed Windows 7 but the problem persists. Would really appreciate your help.
 

A:Unable to access arrow keys or any controls in Error Recovery Console or access BIOS

I would suspect that your bios is not loading the keyboard or mouse, except for your only reference to the error recovery console? Do you mean you have the controls elsewhere, but not there?
But, if the loss is general, the quickest way is to reset the bios. You would normally do this by locating the small bios battery on the motherboard. Remove this and, in its vicinity (better if you browse or refer to a manual for the motherboard!) there will be a small three pin tag, with a joiner across two of the pins. Move the joiner to the other two pins for about one minute, This will return the bios to defaults. If you cannot locate this pin, you will have to leave the computer, with the battery out for quite a while - I would guess possibly over 24 hours, to reset the bios.
But, before, You do not say how you have tried to access the bios? (DEL on startup: F2 on startup are two choices)
 

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After upgrading to W10 I also uppgraded the bios.  Booting is successfull but the "ESC"-option to enter Bios does not appear.  Tapping ESC or F10 has no effect. The booting proceeds and W starts. If however I press either one of them continously after power on the unit starts beeping and has to be shut off. I have emptied the CMOS by removing the RTC battery and pressing the power button for 30 secs.  With and without the main battery inserted. No change. Any suggestions anyone?  

A:No Bios access after w10 and bios upgrades

Hey @ossian,  I would like to welcome you to the HP Support Community. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s),  please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. I understand that you did a BIOS upgrade after the Windows 10 upgrade but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion dv5-1058eo Entertainment Notebook PC. Many HP Notebooks have an HP BIOS Restore tool that may recover the BIOS from an earlier version and restore basic functionality. Please follow the documentation to do a BIOS reset.  Have you tried to perform a hard reset?Which BIOS version did  you upgrade to? Have you tried to disable fast startup? Although this site is not affiliated with HP, it has some great step by step instructions on disabling fast startup. The topic is called Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10.  You can try following the below steps to reload the factory installed BIOS Setup Settings:In the BIOS Setup utility, select the Exit tab.Select Load Setup Defaults.Select Save Changes and Exit (pressing F5 and the Enter key will also load the Setup Defaults).Press Esc and then Enter to exit Setup.If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with any information you think may help me find a r... Read more

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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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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, 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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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





Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)If you think a post helped you, then you can give Kudos to the post by pressing the Star on the left of the post. If you think a post solved your problem, then mark it as a solution so that others having the same problem can refer to it.

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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 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 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

Intel Centrino Wireless... Read more

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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

Software OfferingsPRELOADED APPLICATIONS

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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, 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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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. 
 
Best regards,
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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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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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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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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' 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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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.
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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"



Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Hi everybody, I need to replace the battery of Lenovo, but it seems impossible to find it, these the informtion I have: 121500037 for  Battery pack, 6cell 6800mAh 72Wh, Panasonic, Pana L11P6R01 3S2P 72Wh121500039  Sony L11N6R01 10.5V72Wh 6cellBTY  I have posted a comment in another thread but no reply, I also can not find the right cells to replace them. Any help would be much appriciated. Cheers.


























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This may sound like an odd request, but is there a way to disable the touchpad buttons from moving the mouse, but still have them work when they're pressed? Here's what happens...I'm using the touchpad and I hit the left button and it moves my mouse pointer a little.  But I don't want it to move. I just want to press the button without my touching it causing the pointer to move a little. It really screws with some things I do.
 
Is there any solution to this? If not, can I buy a completely different touchpad?
 
Thanks
 
- Brian
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.  Model name based on prior forum activity.
 

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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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