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Q: Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility 1.16 no dow...

The download page for this update is up since a few days but there is no download available: http://support.lenovo.com/fr/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-e555/do... And when you switch to another language like German or French the older version 1.14 is offered as downlaod. These bugs in your driver download section happen a lot, please fix them!

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility 1.16 no dow...

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

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

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

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After doing a Lenovo update for battery firmware, now my battery will not charge. I have to be plugged into direct current at all times.  

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I have a Thinkpad T520 (4239) that I just upgraded to Windows 8. I was not able to upgrade from a DVD; I had to use a USB flash drive to upgrade. I'm thinking maybe the problem was that the HLDS GT33N DVD drive did not have the latest firmware; it looks like its firmware version is LT20. On the Lenovo Drivers and Software page for the T520, there is a DVD Firmware Update Utility for Windows XP, Vista, 7 (fwsb10.zip). The README does not mention Windows 8. Can the utility be used on Windows 8? If not, when will a utility for Windows 8 be available? Thanks.

A:DVD Firmware Update Utility for Windows 8?

If you do try it I would run it in Windows 7 Compatibility mode. The chances are higher that it will work. I have the same 4239 but a different DVD drive, Sony model and never release new firmware for it. I don't see why that would prevent you from reading a DVD it burned or OEM pressed DVD.




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First off, why is there no forum for server/network related topics? Anyway... Does anyone know where I can download the firmware and the update utility for HP VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module. All documentation I can find, including documents sent to me by HP themselves in the last week, say I should go to http://www.hp.com/support/vcHowever that page no longer exists.Where should I be going now? Thanks in advance.

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When I press continue so the update restarts like it suppose to when it updates then after a few seconds later my computers gets missing file /grldr.mbr error and then a status 0XC0000098 then my computer reloads and ask me if I want to run m4 ssd and from the look of it it looks like the update went though. But that leaves me with the error and missing files or maybe corrupted files?

A:m4 SSD firmware update utility 0309 error 0XC0000098

I just read a bit about this because I bought an M4, with v0309. Latest is v000F.
Some people had problems. Google how to see what version you have from within Windows.
It's basically click on computer, right click the M4 drive, properties, hardware, select the M4 drive, properties, details, then select hardware id from the fropdown list. You'll see your version repeated 3 times there.
I decided not to update because I don't see benefits in the update. I'll look closer later.
People who had similar issue as you seemed to have a good update.
Look at the Crucial site for more details.

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I have an E420 Thinkpad; NO problems ever with the laptop...a great machine.  I ran some updates and the Lenovo update wanted to update the battery firmware; there have never been any problems with my battery (I have an extended battery), but wanted to update as recommended. - When I ran the update, I got a "the tool was unable to update the battery firmware due to an internal error"...and then it automatically rebooted. - Once it rebooted, I now get a DOS warning (on initial boot) "this system does not support batteries that are not genuine Lenovo....." and I have to hit escape to continue.- When it boots up, I get a battery icon that shows either "plugged in and charging" with a RED X imbedded in the icon.- The laptop does not recognize the battery.  Even though it was in good condition and had a 95% charge when I first ran the firmware update....the laptop will not operate without hte power plug attached.- When I go to the power manager and the battery tab, I get a "battery was completely discharged and needs to be recharged verbiage- I have tried to re-run the firmware update from the update tool, but to no success. - I have tried to run the firmware update by downloading the install .exe file and running from my desktop....to no success.- I have tried to do a system restore, but it did not work.- I have screen shots of the screens mentioned as needed. Help!  I now have a small desktop that has a closeable lid.  It will not run if t... Read more

A:Battery Firmware update - failed and now will not ...

I have the same issue.Waiting for the software update or workaround

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To the moderator Majestic, please do not move this post as the previous post that had been mod to a Solved solution preventing the support team from be able to provide help for this issue. I had updated my firmware on March of 2016 when this problem occurs. After the update everything was working fine as usual until recently around last month the same issue occurs again. 

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My X230 with 6 cell 44+ battery was working good. Earlier this week, lenovo system update suggested a battery firmware update and I clicked and updated. After the update, the battery is completely dead. Don't understand how this can happen. Anybody has any ideas? This is the original battery and has been working good and still holds about 2 hours charges before its sudden death.

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I tried to install a battery  update on my Lenovo T520.  The update fails with an "internal error" message being reported.  The battery does not fully charge and now lasts only a few minutes once the charger is unplugged.  The battery is a Lenovo replacement less then a year old.

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Hi all,
 
After installing of Battery Firmware Update my brand new battery not recognized by notebook anymore.
It is completely dead.  I am fully upsert.
 
So, people, do not use this app if everything is fine. Application is not stable.
 
Facts:
Laptop: ThinkPad E420
BIOS: 8HET44WW(1.26) - Latest
Operating System: Windows 10.
Power Management Driver: 1.67.11.8 -Latest
Battery Firmware Update Utility: 1.15 -Latest
Battery Model: FRU 42T4799  - (9cell, 55++, T410,  E520, E420, T510...) - Original, Fully compatible. 
 
Proofs:
Screen1: http://imageshack.com/a/img923/8763/cBax7G.png
Screen2: http://imageshack.com/a/img923/165/9Rg71E.png
 
 
Seems like internal battery memory was corrupted due to flashing interruption.
I assumed the root cause is internal software error.
 
I've tried the same on Windows 7/8/XP with all LnvBFU revisions (from v1.2 till v1.15) without any success.
 
But LnvBFU.exe still recognizes the battery, it still able to start flashing.  
And I still have hope to install battery software correctly.
 
Dear Lenovo experts:
1. Please provide steps to correct this error.
2. Please advise how can I get logs of LnvBFU to figure out what's wrong.
3. Please fix this issue in the next LnvBFU revision.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
 
Moderator comment: Please don't post the same message(s) in multiple places as it splinters the discussion. Duplicate(s) removed.

A:Battery Firmware Update has killed Brand New E420 ...

Hi, I have a comparable problem over here. Got a brand new Lenovo Yoga 260 three weeks ago, worked completely fine until last wednesday. Processed some lenovo updates including Lenovo Solution Centre and Power Management and now my battery is dead. Everytime i turn on my Yoga 260 i get a battery error message after a few minutes that says the battery is not charging and it should be replaced due to a bad condition. When i open up Lenovo Settings and search for energymanagement it displays the same message telling me the battery is defect due to normal wear and it should be replaced. My problem is that the battery worked completely fine until the moment i installed some Lenovo software updates. I hope lenovo support can provide steps to correct this error instead of forcing me to return it and wait 2 -3 weeks. Thanks in advance. 

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Has anyone had any weird probelms when charging after doing new firmware update?
It went from 47% to 100% charged in .10 of a second, believe me im not complaining, just very weird.
Check out pictures and Log
 

A:Weird problems after doing firmware update for Lenovo laptops

Firmware for what component?
 

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Accidentally chose the diable option after downloading this driver on xps 15 9550.
now the laptop screeen doesnot light up.
how to re-enable it?

A:Firmware update utility for DBC Disabled & Enabled disabled.

kamla4493,You can click the link below for information on recoverying the bios.http://dell.to/2hwixFz

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Ok noooby question.

How do i get into recovery console? lol

Im having a similar problem.

Thanks
 

A:Anyone know a good HDD firmware flashing utility?

Mikirus said:

Ok noooby question.

How do i get into recovery console? lol

Im having a similar problem.

ThanksClick to expand...

It is better to start your own thread rather than replying to another with question. To get into the RC, boot with your win2k or xp cd. At the first menu choose repair not install. You are now in the RC. You need the admin password for the system you are trying to repair. If there is no os loaded, you will not need the admin password.
 

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I have a Maxtor drive slightly out of warrantee. The drive bios got corrupted somehow-reprogrammed by a RAID card. It is a 30 gig ata133 drive but the bios on it is now for a 40 gig drive, I suppose from the memory of a previous drive that was used on the card. I have some other identical 30 gig drives; I would like to reflash the bios of the faulty 30 gig drive back to normal so it will start working again. I could copy the bios from one of the other drives and reflash the corrupted drive if I had a utility to do so. I did not see any bioses on Maxtor. Does anyone know of such a utility?
 

A:Anyone know a good HDD firmware flashing utility?

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Since I upgraded to XP Home Edition I always have running a box that reads "The firmware of the card is not suitable or too old for running on your environment. The utility is going to update the firmware of your card." If you hit OK up comes this error message "Error - This image will not work on the selected card. Current platform is 801b. Current card is platform 801b. Image built for : 800a,800b, 8012, 8016, 801a.

I have a lynksys Instant Wireless Network PC card WPC11 V 3.0

Every thing works but the pop up is annoying
 

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Since I upgraded to XP Home Edition I always have running a box that reads "The firmware of the card is not suitable or too old for running on your environment. The utility is going to update the firmware of your card." If you hit OK up comes this error message "Error - This image will not work on the selected card. Current platform is 801b. Current card is platform 801b. Image built for : 800a,800b, 8012, 8016, 801a.

I have a lynksys Instant Wireless Network PC card WPC11 V 3.0

Every thing works but the pop up is annoying.
 

A:Firmware Upgrade Utility Wireless PC Card WPC11 v3

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=301044
 

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Hello, I lost to prgrams from my IdeaPad Y5070. Lenovo Energy Manger & Lenovo Utility/Settings. Could you please give me the link to download them ? Thanks.Khalid Mostafa  ???

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I was prompted to update my Battery firmware I have a genuine battery in my Thinkpad edge E520 that is out of warrenty The firmware failed and disabled the battery so it is no longer operating How do i reverse this firmware or disable the battery bios check?

A:Battery firmware has just killed my battery. How d...

Hi, welcome to the forums.
 
Here it is the support site link for your model just in case.
 
I'm guessing that the computer is booting but the battery does not provide any charge, right?
 
I did not have that issue, but I'm just guessing, What will happen if you apply the battery firmware update again? You can download it manually from the support site: "Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8 (32-..."
 
This is what it cames to my mind right now, I hope it helps.
 
Regards

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Hello,
 
I lost to prgrams from my IdeaPad Y5070. 
Lenovo Energy Manger & Lenovo Utility/Settings.
 
Could you please give me the link to download them ?
 
Thanks.
Khalid Mostafa
 
 ?
 
?
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:Y50-70 - Lenovo Energy Manger & Lenovo Utility/Set...

Oh wow, I haven't seen those before, What operating system were you running with that? Its certainly different with Windows 10




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Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

First off I for the most part do not use the battery. It is normally detached from the laptop. I only attach it to periodically charge it and test prior existing charges' performance.

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.
 

A:Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

jonasdatum said:


Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.Click to expand...

I, for the moment at least have the battery working power adapter attached. What did I do? I uninstalled Avast (freeware version) ?

I learned from prior experience that running two of any system utility software can cause problems, but it normally restricts itself to what it is protecting. Then I remembered: "If you remove the possible whatever is left however in probable must be the truth."

Next phase of testing is test the battery on it's own.
 

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HelloIn a couple of weeks I want to install fedora 24 on my Lenovo y50-70, but I don't want to have problems again with secureboot. The problem I had when I installed fedora 23 (or any other Linux) is that I can't put off secureboot, every time I disable secureboot in BIOS it automatically sets it back to enable (I save of course) so I installed fedora 23 with secureboot, the problems were slow start-ups and a lot of problems with virtualization (the problem is secureboot, I have enabled virtualization in BIOS). I know now how to fix virtualization with secureboot, so that's not my question.My question is could I flash the firmware to something different where secureboot is off or not there? Or anyone has a solution how I can put off secureboot completely?A second question is do I lose performance when I don't install my OS in UEFI? So in BIOS mode. I have read some articles some say not, some say it depends.Thank you for reading my postGreetingsGraham  

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I have an Ideapad Z510. I have been facing the same issues with the battery that are listed in the new battery firmware upgrade. However, when i try installing the upgrade, it shows me that there's no such battery which needs an upgrade. What do I do? Also, I tried the battery calibration in OKO. Nothing happened for 12 hours. No battery discharge, no nothing.Looking for a solution.....please help!

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I recently purchased an x230 and everything is perfect but the battery fit.  It moves up and down slightly.  I know there are many posts in the lenovo forums for all different models that the battery fits lose in "x" model and solutions of putting paper / foam / tape to make the battery fit tighter.   What I'm wondering is if anyone has actually had the problem fixed by lenovo.  I've read a few posts where a user has had the base piece of the case replaced (where the battery fit's into) and that has solved the problem.  I'm still within my return period on my x230 and am awaiting a call back from tech support to see if there is anything they will do but I don't think I will keep it if they can't fix it.   I'm just curious has anyone actually had luck by replacing the base piece.  From what i've read a replacement battery hasn't worked for anyone.  Also, I know everyone says its by design for thermal purposes but I haven't actually seen any official confirmation of this from lenovo.   Thanks.  

A:Battery Loose / Battery wiggle in x230 and LENOVO ...

As a follow up, I'm just curious if this is a widespread issue?  Anyone have loose battery in their x230 / x220?  I'm not talking about it falling out...but just a few millimeters of wiggle room.  Basically when i pick mine up or place it down, I can feel / hear the battery move.  I'm just trying to get an idea if this is a real problem or thats just how every thinkpad is.  I called support and they are sending someone to replace the base panel and we'll see if that fixes it.  I'll update this post when it get's replaced.   Edit* I also asked the lenovo support rep if they had heard of this issue and they said no, never.  I don't see how this is possible as if you do a google search for thinkpad loose battery there are many results.  

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Could you put available firmware images on support.lenovo.com Download page for Beacon Storage product.So that I could be used to recover/upgrade it from USB Flash disk. As decribed at "Recovery and Firmware Tools" section of following manual http://download.lenovo.com/lts/RSPW1000/CourseFiles/player.html 










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A:Lenovo Beacon firmware recovery image

Hey, does anyone has a workng link or firmware?  edit:found it here is correct pasted onehttp://download.lenovo.com/lts/RSPW1000/CourseFiles/player.html

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I am having a message that says "Genuine Lenovo Battery Not Attached" message that appears after Windows 8.1 starts up. A similar sort of message appears before even Windows boots up, and I need to press the 'Esc' key in order for Windows to boot. This seems to have happened after a recent Windows update. I have uninstalled an reinstalled the Lenovo Power Management Driver but it does not appear to have fixed the issue. My BIOS is the latest version. This issue is on my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1. Any assistance is appreciated.











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A:Genuine Lenovo Battery Not Attached, Lenovo ThinkP...

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga is displaying a message stating ?Genuine Lenovo Battery Not Attached?.
 
I would suggest you to perform Flee Power ? remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer. Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect the battery and AC adapter to turn ON the computer.
Get into BIOS and load defaults, save and exit.
 
Open Device Manager and under Battery Look for Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control method Battery, right Click on it and uninstall it, Restart after uninstallation.
 
Please let me know the happenings!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.




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Hi All, I foolishly ran the Lenovo software update tool and one of the updates that installed was battery firmware v1.13. The update failed part way through and ever since my battery is having an existential crisis - I know it's plugged in and 100% charged but it reads 0% (or sometimes a red X) and the machine shuts down when AC power is removed. Being out of warranty the phone line people just keep trying to sell me a new battery and have no ideas on how to fix the existing one. I've tried the firmware update multiple times but with no joy. Also tried sourcing previous versions of the firmware which doesn't work. My battery was not one of those listed for recall. Latest and best suggestion was that it may be a motherboard issue and I could confirm by plugging in a different battery to see if it works - with absolutely no suggestion who would let me borrow their battery and plug it into my possibly killer machine. Has anyone else had a similar problem and found a fix? Is anyone based in Perth, Western Australia and want to let me experiment with their battery? {you crazy fool!} Does anyone know how to contact an actual Lenovo person rather than the useless call centre (1800 041 267 from Australia, seemingly connecting to Malaysia or Thailand judging by the accents)? Consumer law in Australia would suggest these guys owe me a new battery regardless of warranty status but I don't know how I can force the issue if I can't even speak to them???&... Read more

A:Thinkpad Edge E420 Battery dead after firmware upd...

This happened to me today. The solution is to restart the computer and enter the BIOS.  Then use the arrow keys to move to the config tab, then down to the power option, hit enter, scroll down to the disable built-in battery, hit enter, then follow dirctions on the right.  You will unplug the power cord to shut down the computer and when you plug it back in and turn it back on the battery will be recognized.  if not , try the process again as it took me two tries.  hope this helps.

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Hello, In august I bought new Lenovo B50-80 notebook. One month ago, I was checking HWmonitor and I saw that the battery wear level is 11%. PowerShell battery test in Windows 10 says the same ? at one of a charge battery wear. Which I think 11% is to much. I use my notebook as a secondary PC. In two months of usage, I charged max 15 times (and before always depleted to 15%).I tried RMA the battery, but I did not have any success. They say that the battery is OK, if notebook does not automatically shut down.I would like to know if this is normal wear for battery and the answer from RMA guys.If it is not, how can I contact directly Lenovo?Please advise.Best regards.B.

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Hopefully I get a solution to this question but my Lenovo Y50 has not been charging even after I thought it was my laptop charger was broken I bought a new one of the same exact type and It still didn't work and did the exact same thing as it did with my old charger. (i had this laptop for a year) What did the laptop exactly do? Well my laptop when I plugged it in it didn't work unless I set it up in a certain way to where I wiggled the charger tip around untill it finally said It was charging and I had to hold it into that position like a statue or else it would unplug if it moved an inch. That's not even the worst part! My chargers also heat at the tip. By heat I mean it literally gets so hot I burn myself on touching the plastic part and the metal part was very hot, when this happened on my new charger I made sure to unplug it right away to avoid doing any damage to it. Solutions I have already tried:Went into my control panel -> device manager -> Uninstalled both of the battery things like the ac adapter and the other thing I don't remember what it was called -> reinstalled -> Worked for a bit but not 100% gauranteed and after a while it didn't work Can't do a battery gauge reset because charger always unplugs Already tried BIOS does nothing. Don't even tell me to restart my laptop lol. Summary:Y50 won't charge, Have to have charger at certain angle to chargeTip over heatsdid everything in device manager to fix itno driver up... Read more

A:Lenovo Y50 Battery port, Or battery itself proble...

Hi Seal,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
Kindly perform Power Drain and set BIOS default:
Try turning off and removing the battery first. With adapter charger unplug, press Power button for 15seconds to drain power inside.  Plug in adapter charger and press Novo button instead of the power key to turn it on for the Novo Menu  Choose BIOS setting  On Exit tab , load optimal default then Y then place battery back before save changes and exit.
Check if charging.
 
Let us know how you get on.
Regards,
Shashi
 
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Can a Firmware Update and/or drivers on printers be reversed?I am new to BleepingComputer, so I do not know which Forum to post this to, as this issue involves multiple forums: Hardware (HP Printers), Software (Firmware & Drivers), Operating Systems running Windows 2000 and Windows XP.At my workplace, we have many HP Printers on the network. HP sent me a link promoting HP Easy Printer Care. I figured I would try it (big mistake) because I take care of all of the printers in our building. So this Easy Printer Care tells me that there is updated Firmware for my printers. So I get the firmware and install it. Of course, HP didn?t really explain how to install it. I had to look it up to actually do the install. After installing it, HP tells me that the Firmware Updates still need to be updated!?!Now the end users are having problems when they print. Multiple users are having the same and or different problems. The problem that has the most reports to me are: When someone is printing a document and they want to change it from portrait to landscape, they click on properties and receive an error message that reads:Function address 0x2e2a5aa caused a protection fault. (exception code 0xc0000005) Some or all property page(s) may not be displayed. Click OK.Then another windows pops up saying: Operation could not be completed. Click OK.The function address is always different (for different users or systems) The exception code is always the same. The User c... Read more

A:Can A Printer Firmware Update And/or Driver Update Be Reversed?

You can go to Device Manager and find the printer and in properties it gives you the option to "roll back" the driver to a previous version. A firmware update and driver update mean 2 different things, to me anyways. My understanding is a firmware update offers "improved" instructions to the onboard chip of the device. What does HP say about the problem?
Mark
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I downloaded the Lenovo Utility from the Yoga 910 drivers page, but it doesn't do anything after install. I've navigated to the Program Files/Lenovo/Lenovo Utility folder and clicked on LenovoUtility.exe but nothing happens. I was under the impression this app controlled the hotkeys. What am I missing? Also, is there an app that I can install that will keep the Lenovo drivers updated?

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Hi, I have a few basic questions.1) What does the Lenovo Utility for Windows 10 do?2) I see that there is a new version of this utility, version 3.0.0.4 of 25 Dec. 2015, but    there is no information about what the new version does and what is different from    previous versions.3) Why do all the Lenovo drivers and utiltities have so little basic information of their    purpose or usefulness and why do none of them have any version history? I find that the lack of openness and transparency makes the life of then end-uservery hard and difficult. Is there any hope that Lenovo will change this policy. Best reagrds,Frode

A:Lenovo Utility for Windows 10

Few of the files have a readme to know what their purpose is. Some are obvious but still details on purpose and changes should be made clear.




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After windows' anniversary update  my pc didn't work good so i had to make a clean install. After i made a clean install i couldn't install lenovo utility. I tried different versions of it still can't use it. Is there anything else i can do ? 

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I wanted to ask if there is a means to making edits to the settings for the Lenovo Utility program that runs in the background?  When disabled, some buttons don't work.  When enabled, I get the annoying pop-ups for caps/scroll/num lock and other functions on the keyboard.  Is there a happy medium for this issue?

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To make a long story short my Model 700-151SK had to have Win 10 reloaded. When Win 10 was reloaded I lost all the Lenovo Utility s/w that shows s/n, warranty into., checks h/w and enables you to max. out battery charge at 60% when plugged in to improve battery life. I have tried to find this s/w on Lenovo.com but all I can find is Advanced Configuration and Power Masnagement Interface (wwet020e.exe) and Lenovo Utility for Windows (wwlb090e.exe). I have installed these but can't see how to use them. How can I obtain the Lenovo s/w that originally came with my Ideapad 700?

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Hi all, I have the lenovo y510p SLI 750m version and recently (2-3 days ago) my cpu fan on the left side of the laptop stopped working with the dust removal tool. I removed the lid and I can see both fans spinning just fine, however only the right one actually performs the dust removal when prompted. The other one stays queit and I don't feel any air pushed out of the left side. I can feel it on the right like normal though. Any ideas on how to fix this? 

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Just curious if one exists. I'm buying a new battery and want to test it out.
 

A:Utility to test Laptop Battery Life?

Hi Akito!

I am not sure with these, BUT if you mean software utility...

What! The coolest Laptop Battery Monitor
http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~ashok/akwhat.html

WHAT! displays the amount of battery life in minutes and as a percentage. Also displayed is the current time and icons of a battery (showing charge level) and a power plug if the battery is being charged. Visual clues are provided if the battery is low - characters change colour and the battery icon has a cross on it. Right-click will present a menu allowing you to turn on Clock Chiming, Laptop Suspend and lots of other functions.

SlimBatteryMonitor: free battery monitoring utility
http://macnn.com/rd.php?id=16220
is a free replacement power gauge that monitors both laptop batteries and many UPS batteries

BatteryTest
http://www.sonic.net/~ezzell/BatteryTest/Battery_Test_Download.html
The BatteryTest program is most useful with modern laptops which incorporate ‘smart’ batteries – i.e., batteries which are capable of fully reporting their state of charge.
 

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My old W8.1 Flex 15 has it in the apps, and I use it to blow out internal dust, and to also reset the battery condition gauge.  I see this Lenovo Utility listed in the add/remove programs area of the control panel of my Flex-3 1580, but can't find it elsewhere to get it to run.  How can I get this Lenovo Utility to open, and use its features.  Thank you.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Hello everybody.

I face a really strange issue. The eco utility used to work ok with win 10 on my satellite S50-B-12Z and i was using the eco charging for the battery as I mainly run my laptop plugged.

At some point, I need to do a system restore. I re-installed the win 10 and also the latest version of the eco utility, downloaded from the Toshiba site. The problem is that when I open the eco utility, the "battery lifecycle" choice, where you could select the eco charging or not, does not appear anymore! So I am left with the battery on 80% plugged but not charging.

I have already tried to uninstall and install the utility again, or install a previous version of it.

Is there anything I could do in order the "battery lifecycle" choice to re-appear or to cancel the eco charge state and let my battery charge 100% again?

Thank you

A:Satellite S50-B-12Z: Battery lifecycle option doesn't appear in Eco Utility

I have the same problem with my Satelitte P50-A. Battery-Lifecycle doesn't appear in the new installed Win 10 eco utility. Version is: 3.0.0.0006. Older versions don't work, i've tried that too.

Still only 80% maximum charge, no 100% .

I hope anyone has a suggestion. Battery Life with 80% is too short

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Windows Update is not telling me I need or can update my Wireless networking, but Intel's Update Driver Utility says I should and is offering the update. How would you recommend I proceed?

A:Should I trust Intel's Driver Update utility or Windows Update?

G'day Rolo,

The difference between the two drivers is that the Windows one is digital signed/tested by Microsoft. I would say that unless the Intel one delivers more benefit than the Windows one, and everything works as expected, then there is no need to update.

You often see this with graphics card drivers too, for example.

Regards,
Golden

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My ladyfriend is having battery problems with her HP ze4610 laptop running XP Home.
She keeps it plugged into the A/C wall outlet about 99% of the time, so shouldn't her battery be charged all the way when she uses it the other short 1% times that it is unplugged and running on battery? The computer is not that old, a year, maybe.

She said the other night while unplugged and doing some important work on it for a few short hours(2 or 3, maybe), a pop-up message came up saying it was shutting down from lack of power and to save her data, or it would be lost(which she LUCKILY was able to do before it shut down very quickly).

My question is....is there an utility on her HP that can tell her how well her on-board charger is functioning while the laptop is plugged in? (It must not be charging too well, and we'd like to know how well)
And tell her how much the battery is charged at times it is unplugged?

thanks,
jA
(I'm a real dummy about laptops)
 

A:Is there a utility on HP laptops to monitor battery charging and power level?

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So i upgraded to an ssd today and did a clean install of windows 10 with the intent of downloading drivers from the site. But i cannot get the utility software to work, it had some nice functions that i really liked. I have tried installing it and reinstalling it and double checked if it's the right one. I tried running the .exe from the directory and task manager says it's running but there is no task tray icon or any way of interacting with it? Please help

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I don't know much about firmware updates as I never had to do it but my DRW-2014L1Tburners are giving me some coasters in vista x64. Not 1 coaster under Nero 6 in xp pro.

I got the driver update listing in the sticky, went to the asus site to check on a firmware update for my burner's for x64 vista and there are 3 hopefully that will eliminate the coasters.

My question is: If I get the updates for the 64-bit vista will that interfere with those drives when I use xp pro ?

thanks,
kevin

PS: I use swappable drives; switching between vista x64 and xp pro.
only keeping xp for gaming and Nero 6

A:cd/dvd firmware update ?

Originally Posted by kem


I don't know much about firmware updates as I never had to do it but my DRW-2014L1Tburners are giving me some coasters in vista x64. Not 1 coaster under Nero 6 in xp pro.

I got the driver update listing in the sticky, went to the asus site to check on a firmware update for my burner's for x64 vista and there are 3 hopefully that will eliminate the coasters.

My question is: If I get the updates for the 64-bit vista will that interfere with those drives when I use xp pro ?

thanks,
kevin

PS: I use swappable drives; switching between vista x64 and xp pro.
only keeping xp for gaming and Nero 6



no the firmware should be backwards compatible

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ok ive checked a bunch of sites and i wanna get my routers firmware to 3.43 so that it'll be primed for halo 3 tommorow. the problem is when i try to download i end up with a 505 error message saying: failed to change directory

Can anyone help?
 

A:DI-614+ firmware update

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Hello, I have recently purchased an "Onyx Portable Media Player" by "Mach Speed Technologies". I installed the included drivers and software and am currently upgrading the firmware. The update window says "SigmaTel MSCN Firmware", so I'm assuming it's licensed by SigmaTel. It's updating from version 000.000.000 to 880.282.433. The window's progress bar seems to be stuck at "Initializing", with no advances made in the main progress bar but the smaller one constantly filling and then refilling. Is this just going to take a long time or is there something wrong?

I can provide a screenshot if needed.
 

A:Firmware update

Is this the media player firmware or motherboard?
Why did you feel the need to upgrade the firmware?
 

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Hey guys I have a Samsung SH-S222L. Should I upgrade the firmware to SB02?
 

A:Should I update the firmware?

Are you having a problem the firmware upgrade corrects? If not, leave it alone.
 

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