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Lenovo Z410 wont boot with 2nd HDD in Optical Bay ...

Q: Lenovo Z410 wont boot with 2nd HDD in Optical Bay ...

Original Config ? Lenevo Z410 Intel Core i5, 6gb DDR3, 1TB HDDI have replaced the original HDD with 256gb Kingston SSD and have placed the HDD in optical drive bay using HDD caddy sourced from the local market. (similar to https://amzn.com/B0058AH2US )When both SSD and HDD are connected, the laptop boots for 1 second and then powers off. I will not power on even if I hit the power button. Only after resetting the CMOS jumper the laptop boot again. (the same problem everytime)The laptop works fine when only SSD or HDD is connected.[I was once able to boot up with both drives and it worked fine but then the laptop shut down after some time]Please let me know what the problem could be ?

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Original Config ? Lenevo Z410 Intel Core i5, 6gb DDR3, 1TB HDDI have replaced the original HDD with 256gb Kingston SSD and have placed the HDD in optical drive bay using HDD caddy sourced from the local market. (similar to https://amzn.com/B0058AH2US )When both SSD and HDD are connected, the laptop boots for 1 second and then powers off. I will not power on even if I hit the power button. Only after resetting the CMOS jumper the laptop boot again. (the same problem everytime)The laptop works fine when only SSD or HDD is connected.[I was once able to boot up with both drives and it worked fine but then the laptop shut down after some time]Please let me know what the problem could be ?

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My Lenovo Z410 came with v37 BIOS dated 2013.I went to Lenovo website and downloaded and ran 8DCN40WW.exeInstead of taking normal time to flash, Windows started rebooting after only a couple sec. No bootup. No beep. No Lenovo logo. Power light comes on. Blank screen (no backlight). After 50+ bootup attempts I sometimes get the blue error message at bootup:InsydeH20 invalid firmware image. After changing RAM positions, and trying the Lenovo "rescue" bootup button, I got a bootup.CPU-Z still shows the BIOS is V37 (ie it didn't flash). I know I have Secure Boot enabled. So, to fix this I believe I need to force flash the old v37 BIOS image. SUGGESTIONS?HELP?

A:BIOS v40 flash failed on Lenovo Z410. No boot (screen blank). InsydeH20 invalid image firmware!

Forgot to mention.I already tried "draining power". IE disassembling my laptop, and disconnecting the battery and AC adapter, and holding power button for 60sec+ many times.It doesn't fix the issue.Also, the RAM position etc, obviously has nothing to do with anything. I was able to bootup with exact same 2x DIMM config as originally.

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My laptop was working fine while i was playing (league of legends to be exact) when suddenly my fps went down greatly then i found out the problem was my laptop was running on 800MHz (using realtemp) and won't go up. I could not find the problem much less the solution. When i couldn't find anything i tried the one key recovery to revert to factory settings, but still the problem persisted. I found on the net that most people with this problem used throttle stop so i did too. It was working fine but then my charger broke (my battery is dead too, broke around a week or two before my charger). I thought that my charger was causing the throttling because my laptop worked great again after buying a new charger. But that lasted only for a day. It is now throttling again at 800MHz. I am afraid that something will break again but i can't seem to find the problem. temperature is consistently around 40-60 degrees C. I hope someone knows or previously had this problem that found a solution. or at least knows exactly what the problem is. Thanks in advance SpecsOperating System: Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_gdr.130913-2141)Language: English (Regional Setting: English)System Manufacturer: LENOVOSystem Model: 20292BIOS: 8DCN38WWProcessor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4702MQ CPU @ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.2GHzMemory: 8192MB RAMAvailable OS Memory: 8104MB RAMPage File: 3193MB used, 6190MB availableWindows Dir: C:\windowsDirectX Version: DirectX 11DX Setup Parame... Read more

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Hello,

Im new here. So yesterday instead shutting down my laptop what I did is sleep mode it. When I got home I tried turning on it but it didn't so I plugged my charger but my laptop didn't light up (showing that the charger is plugged in the laptop). Please help?

Thanks in advance

A:Lenovo ideapad z410 w8.1 not booting up after sleep

this is happening to me too.
Currently I disable bluetooth device,then renable it and it works till next time computer sleeps.
Last update did something to bluetooth.

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I have had my Lenovo IdeaPad Z410 since around January, and I have just recently expierienced the problem of the battery dropping to zero. What happens is my battery will be draining at a normal pace then all of a sudden my laptop will shut down and will not go back on as it thinks the battery is dead. If it is plugged when this happens then the orange battery low light will begin flashing and the message goes from saying "Fully charged (100%)" to "1% remaining (plugged in, charging)". This is quite annoying as I cannot take my laptop anywhere without fear of it randomly dying on me. I would assume I wouldn't need a new battery after only having the laptop for a few months. Also, if you are not familiar with this model, the battery is built in internally so I cannot try removing it and putting it back in myself. Any advice would be appreciated; I'd rather not deal with Lenovo's customer support unless I absolutely have to.

A:Lenovo IdeaPad Z410 Battery Suddenly Drops From 100% to 0%

hi LordMothim,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Based from your findings, it's possible that:
- the battery circuit inside is not working to unload the charge, or
- one of the battery cells have already reached its life span
- the chip that handles how the battery gets charge/discharge and checks the charge level of each battery cell (both are controlled by a firmware) is malfunctioning.
 
Batteries degrade overtime due to heat and daily use. If you're still under warranty, I recommend you contact lenovo and report the issue as you most likely need a replacement battery.
 
More info:
How Lithium-ion Batteries Work
 
 
Regards

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Hello, My Lenovo yoga 3 pro 1370 is barly 5 months old, this morning when i tried to switch it on. it is stuck at the lennovo screen.I treid accssing the BIOS screen but even if the press the button it still wont go past the lenovo logo screen.Please help  Thank you,Shyam Jampala

























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Hello,I have this habit of sometime puting my laptop into sleep or hibernate mood. So, that's what I did last time when I used my laptop Z410. Last night, I picked up my laptop and turned it on. It started up fine. The user login screen of windows 8.1 also loaded fine. The battery level was above 50%. Then, I connected my charger and the laptop, all of sudden, died.Now it does not boot up. Nothing happens when I press the power button. There's also no indication for charging. I checked voltage of my charger and it seems to be fine.Anyone have an idea of what might be the cause?Thanks in advance.    

A:Z410 wouldn't boot!

Hi Andyy,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with system not booting in your Lenovo Z410 laptop.
 
Try to charge the battery for sometime and try to power on the system, also check with different adapter. If still the issue persist then it might be issue with the motherboard please visit the nearest service center.
 
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 the issue persists!
 
Best regards,                                                          
 
Ashwin. S





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I have a B590 that came with Windows 7 Pro. I have been trying to get it to boot from USB and nothing seems to work.
I have the settings in the Bios at,
Under Boot Tab
Change Boot mode to Legacy
USB Boot should be enabled
Under Security
Secure Boot is disabled
and I set USB at first boot device.

As soon as I save and exit from Bios, it boots Windows.
I reboot and use F12 and click USB and it boots to Windows.
I have tried a Data Traveler and a Patriot Slate.
I have made them bootable in diskpart and tried FAT and FAT32.

Does anyone have any knowledge about this? I asked this in Lenovo forum, but I figure you guys are smarter.

A:Lenovo B590 wont boot from usb

Hello philetus now this begs the question what is on that USB stick? If it some form of Windows 7 media I am wondering how you managed to get it on a stick and also have you updated the USB drivers.

I am also concerned that you have been into the BIOS and changed it around like that not that I am any great expert on what should be changed, but I do know I had to change a few of the EUFI settings on my Asus ROG to get it to boot 7 which included changing the BIOS to the latest version before I could install 7 drivers.
This is the complete list for 7 64bit and the USB is second from bottom Laptops and netbooks :: Lenovo B Series laptops :: Lenovo B590 Notebook - Lenovo Support (US) -

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/prod...loads/DS029316

Just a by the by EUFI BIOS on a laptop is in my experience harder to figure out than a desktop machine.

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Hello!
Today a water was spilled on my laptop(just where dvd drive and power cord is located) and I could use it on battery normal, and after few hours I tried to charge it, laptop shuted down and since then I only get the power light that pc is turned on, for a few secounds the fan is at max speed for 1 secound and I hear a beep then laptop shuts down. I did tried to clean it from water but doesnt help. Please help me. I dont know what to do because its my only computer and I dont want to buy a new one yet.

Thanks
 

A:Lenovo b590 wont boot

The water has shorted out the charging system on the motherboard. For future reference, if you spill any liquid on a laptop, open it up fully, and turn it over upside down on a towel and bounce it gently for a few times. Leave it there for 24 hours Your laptop is most likely toast...
 

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I replaced the HD on this laptop with an SSD a little less than a year ago. Today I found the computer had apparently rebooted itself, and was stuck on the start-up screen (instead of the usual screensaver), "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button." The blue "ThinkVantage Button" does nothing. About 1 out of 10 tries, I can get onto the screen that says "Entering BIOS setup utility," but it never actually gets there. I've tried booting the system with various disk utilites on USB drives to no avail. I can't seem to get the BIOS to change to booting from a thumb drive. More ominiously, I can't seem to get other computers to recognize the SSD when attached externally using a SATA-to-USB connector, although I don't have any other SSDs to test it to make certain it's not the connector. The drive has seen very heavy use from running [email protected], but it's not even a year old. I've checked all the USB ports to make certain they're not shorted, and I've tried resetting the system by removing the battery and powering it up 10x and then holding the power button on for 30 seconds. Anything else to try?

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Here's my sad story (I'm using a Lenovo Z580 laptop with Windows 7):

On Tues, 11/11/14 I installed all of the critical & important Windows Updates along with 2 additional updates (I don't recall what the additional ones were for).

After the updates completed I rebooted the machine, but the display did not come on. The lights and fan came on, but no display. I rebooted 3 or 4 more times and nothing changed. I plugged an external monitor into the laptop but got no display on either screen. From there I spent an hour or so powering the machine completely down, removing the battery, then rebooting while trying to enter either Safe Mode with F8 or the BIOS with F2 but each time I did the computer did not respond. A friend suggested removing and replacing the CMOS battery. I did that, put the machine back together, but now when I push the power button the lights and fan come on for about 1 second, go off for about 8 seconds, and that cycle (1 second on, 8 seconds off) repeats until I remove the battery. I did put back the original CMOS battery and the same thing continues to happen.

I've gone all over the internet for the past 2 days looking for suggestions and nothing I've found or done is resolving the issue.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Right now I've got a brick, so I'm pretty willing to try anything.

Steve
 

A:Lenovo Z580 wont boot

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I've just bought this laptop, and it came with windows 8 preinstalled, and I'm trying to install Windows 7 on it.

I have a bootable usb, which I've used many times to install Windows on my other laptops, but the B590 just wont do it. I feel like I've tried everything. I changed the boot priority order in BIOS with USB HDD as number 1 but it still just boots into windows 8.

I've tried removing everything but USB devices from the boot order, and now I get this boot menu:
http://i.imgur.com/1iV2iaW.jpg

Which is exactly what I want to boot from, but when I press enter to boot from the USB device, nothing happens. It's incredibly frustrating.

The USB device IS bootable with a primary partition. I've used these steps to make it bootable in DISKPART:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com...how-to-deploy-windows-7-from-a-usb-drive.aspx

After having no luck on the B590, I tried booting on the USB on a different computer, and it works perfectly well. Starts installing windows 7. So it seems like the problem is not with my usb device.

I even tried restoring the USB drive and using Lenovo Bootable Generator application to make the usb bootable, with the same result.

Can anyone help?
 

A:Solved: Lenovo B590 wont boot from usb key

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Hi ;
I bought a Lenovo g585 from a friend. All my computer experince comes from before the UEFI.
I used a window vista ultimate disk and formatted my hard drive. I wasent able to get that to work
so I swaped out the hard drive for an other one i had. To make a long story short I am now left without
a working laptop . In the bios it says window 8.1 I have made a usb flash bootable drive using my home computer which is running windows 10 that didnt work. I also downloaded an windows 8.1 iso file and the dvd
burner to make that bootable. still not working now I am getting a blue screen and it shuts down before I can
even read the error code. I do want to mention that I changed things in the bios from uefi to legacy not once have I ran into boot from dvd I have looked everywhere for how to get my laptop to boot from the dvd.
any input would be greatly appreicated.
 

A:my laptop Lenovo g585 wont boot

Use Rufus to create a bootable USB flash drive from a Windows 8 or 8.1 .iso.
 

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    Hello, I need any help I can get.  I we hvae a Lenovo IdeaPad that suddenly wont boot up.  Was told there was a pop up warning about a battery that needed replaced, but unclear on WHICH battery.  When power button is pressed, the fan starts, runs for 3 seconds and shuts off.  The touchkey lights all light for a second then go out, except fo the volume touchkey.  No sound of spin up on HDD, no flicker on screen.  Have removed battery and tried to start on cord, with same result.  Cord tested good, with a clean 20.6 V  Have heard that dead/faulty CMOS battery can stop some laptops from starting, but unclear on where it is, or even a real possibility.

A:Lenovo IdeaPad z565 wont boot

I have heard that same rumour about the CMOS battery, but I've never seen a real live case, so I'm not so sure that it is true.
Your symptoms are indicative of a blown motherboard, but there is one more thing to try before concluding that.
Unplug the machine, remove the battery, then hold the power button depressed for at least 30 seconds, longer if your finger can stand it.
Then plug in and try to boot up.

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Ok, so, about a year ago I bought for my GF's birthday a G400s, and oh boy, if I knew it would be one of my worst purchases ever made, I swear to the seven heavens that I would just give the money to the charity... So the problems started with the Samsung HDD that came with the notebook, it stopped working in 3 months after the purchase, then after a long battle with Lenovo Brazil (witch by the way, is one of the worse company that I had the displeasure of ever getting to speak with their Customer support), I gave up and bought a new HDD and changed it by myself. Then again, the notebook made a favor of frying the HDD... Then after that I changed again, and guess what? The notebook won't boot up again!!!

























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I couple days ago I alowed my idea pad to update windows 8. The next time I launched it I got to the desktop but then the screen would flash on and off forever. I downloaded the program to update the drivers because I assumed it was the drivers. After only being able to do anything in safe mode I booted it up but I couldn't get the drivers program onto the computer because safe mode doesn't let you do alot.  I then decided to just do a reset within the windows recovery program. I pressed save personal documents and reset. Now when I turn on my idea pad it just shows a black screen with the loading circle spinning forever

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So I have a Lenovo laptop that untill a few days ago was working just fine. It was a little slow but nothing to worry about. Now i cant even start up windows normally. When I try and start up in normal mode it just gives me a black screen with a courser. A friend of mine had me download Hamatchi and I was stupid enough to just accept everything... -_- and my computer didn't like it.
 
A few thing that I know that I have on my computer are tubedimmer and scorpion server saver and a whole lot of PUP.conduit stuff. I know that they are bad for my computer and I had taken measures in my own hands before I came across this forum.  I ran Microsoft  Security Essentials and Malwearbytes and Malwearbytes turned up with all of the PUP.conduit things and MSE came up clean. 
I have CCleaner but have yet to run that as I don't think that an of these are going to work to well when I can only run them in safe mode. :/ 
 
If there is anything you want me to do or any suggestions for me on where to start I would love to hear them. 
 
P.S I work at bestbuy and a few of my coworkers told me that Im kind of screwed and that I would have to reformat or wipe my whole computer and install everything over again....that would be my last resort if I have to.

A:Lenovo Comp wont boot in normal mode

Hi -
Do you mean Hamachi ?? Rather than Hamatchi ??
 
In Safe Mode only you will have problems - Try for Safe Mode with Networking -
 
First -
Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE
* Save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.
 
 
Next -
Download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.
Close any Firefox browsers you may have open
Checkmark the following boxes:
•Flush DNS
•Report IE Proxy Settings
•Reset IE Proxy Settings
•Report FF Proxy Settings
•Reset FF Proxy Settings
•List content of Hosts
•List IP configuration
•List last 10 Event Viewer log
•List Installed Programs
•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
•List Minidump Files
 Click Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).
 
Next try this as it will run in Safe Mode -
Please download Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) to your desktop.
There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.
rKill.exe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com... Read more

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Hi. I have a lenovo y50 running windows 10. It did some automatic update, shut down and when I powered it up again, I got the update being prepared screen then after a while it rebooted and was stuck on the lenovo logo for a long time. I force shut it down and again it froze on the lenovo screen. After powering  it up again, i got a bsod and it again rebooted. Now,  when i power it on i dont get anything on the screen, its totally blank with the leds powering up and also the keyboard backlighting. Any help guys? 

A:Lenovo y50 wont boot. Can't access bios, blank scr...

Hi nikar15 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Would you have the machine number? Check on the machine number from the sticker or check it from here ,just keep your serial number confidential.
Was it previously on Win8.1 ? Did you manage to create a recovery media ?
 
It would have to power drain the machine by removing the charger , battery and harddrive and to press and hold down the power for 12 seconds. 
 
Without the harddrive and battery , try going to the BIOS by FN + F2 or use the Novo button to start. If you manage to get the BIOS set up screen , go to the Exit Tab and load optimal defaults and save and exit. Turn off and put back the battery and harddrive and check.
 
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards

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Hi, My G460 wont boot after i tried to update BIOS. There was an error message during the BIOS update and bad that i failed to note down the error code. After reboot, the system is not starting. The RAM light is not blinking. System starts with 3 led and then shuts itself. No display and I am not able to enter BIOS setup too. 

A:Lenovo G460 - BIOS update failed - wont boot

Default BIOS settingsGo to BIOS and press F9 save and exitUnit should boot to the OS




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lenovo g510 laptop i7
when i turn on my laptop, the power led indicator turns on and i could hear the fan running for 1-2 seconds then it stops and absolutely nothing shows on the screen, this keeps happening randomly and i keep force shutting down then turning it on again till it boots up to normal
also sometimes some random freezes occur (i dont know if its related..)

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad z580 that I bought brand new a year ago. It just turned off on me all of a sudden a week ago. I used the One Key Recovery and it restored the system and began to work again. Yesterday it did the dame thing and I tried it again. This time it went through the process but the when it was time to reboot, the screen remained blank..Its not dark..its lit just a little and all the lights are on. I made sure the lcd screen was turned on but it still wont do anything at all. Please help??
 

A:Lenovo ideapad z580 wont boot after system restore

Hello bree1234 and welcome to TSG.

I'm guessing it's not but if it's still under warranty send it for repair.

Is the screen completely blank all the time, no text or anything else is displayed at all ?

Shine a light onto the screen and check if there is a faint display of text etc.
 

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The other day I updated my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 17R running Windows 7 home premium, when I updated the computer booted ok took longer than usual, I restarted the laptop but this time it wouldn't boot up, it came up with a black screen saying repair windows(recommended) or start windows normally, I clicked repair windows it said searching for problems, attempting repairs this took about an hour and a half but unfortunately did not resolve the issue I sent the error report to windows, I restarted the laptop again,  attempted booting it in safe mode no luck and the same other various options I can try but no luck they all just crashed the laptop and began restarting it,  tried repairing it again and this time it took my to a screen with various options like load backup open cmd and format my hard drive, loading the backup did nothing and  wasn't sure what to do with cmd so decided to part ways with my stuff and format the hard drive, I did this and the laptop was formatted but the OS was still on the hard drive and it was like the first time I opened it all of my personal things were gone but win 7 home premium was still there, I set it back up again installed AVG anti virus etc downloaded a few movies ran fine the next day it said windows updates need installing so, I  did , 145 updates were made  turned my laptop back on and again it was booting up and crashing followed the steps I mentioned before noting was working after messing around wit... Read more

A:Computer wont boot, wont boot in safe mode, wont load repair centre

Hello there,
 
It seems like you did not perform a clean installation of Windows and that's why your system is acting up. 
 
Follow the steps below to install a new copy of Windows:
 
1. To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation you will need to start or boot your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. Insert your Windows 7 disc in your CD/DVD drive. Please note: will need to restart or turn on your system with the disc in the drive. 
2. After turning on your system with the CD in the drive go ahead and press any key when prompted during your computer post routine and then follow the instructions presented on screen. If you don’t see this go back to step 1 to setup your BIOS to boot from CD or USB flash drive depending on your installation media.
3. On the Install Windows page simply enter your preferences and click next.
 
4. Accept the Windows license agreement.
 
5. On the “Which type of installation do you want” page go ahead and choose the “Custom” option.
 
6. Select Drive options (advanced) on the “Where do you want to install Windows” page.
 
7.  Select the partition that you want to change, choose the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.
When allocating space choosing the default MB size for your drive is typically the best for most users since you want to take full advantage of all your disk... Read more

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I bought a Lenovo B50-45 but it came without an optical drive.  What is the model number(s) of a drive that will work in it?  It has a plastic blank in it now so I will also need the plastic front part with the button.  ThanksAlan

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I would like to purchase a Hard Drive Bay Adapter to install a SSD on the Optical DVD drive of Lenovo ThinkCenter M900Z. Can I use ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV (part number: 0B47315)?

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I recently bought a Lenovo Z51-70, and just now discovered that the optical drive is a dummy. This information wasn't in the technical specifications before I bought the computer, but nevertheless, my question is: Is it possible to install a real optical drive in its place? Are there only certain types of optical drives I can install on my laptop? Thankyou in advance.

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I recently bought a Lenovo Z51-70, and just now discovered that the optical drive is a dummy. This information wasn't in the technical specifications before I bought the computer, but nevertheless, my question is: Is it possible to install a real optical drive in its place? Are there only certain types of optical drives I can install on my laptop? Thankyou in advance.

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 ?Hello, I have replaced the old HDD with SSD. And now I want to place the old HDD to a DVD drive. Would it work? The optical drive is 9.0mm high, but couldn't find the fitting caddy. What caddy should I use? Any suggestions? 

A:Lenovo Z50-70 - Replacing optical drive with HDD

 I have replaced the old HDD with SSD. And now I want to place the old HDD to a DVD drive. Would it work? The optical drive is 9.0mm high, but couldn't find the fitting caddy. What caddy should I use? Any suggestions? 

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I'm attempting to boot to a Win7 DVD, but in BIOS I'm unable to set the boot priority to any type of optical drive. The BIOS boot devices menu is the same. I know I can use the USB tool, but that also didn't work. Is there any Lenovo BIOS patch I can apply, or an alternate solution to be able to boot to the optical drive?











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A:Booting up from the optical drive on a Lenovo H430

Hi, On the Lenovo H505s you have to change a few options in the BIOS to install Windows 7 which requires booting from the optical drive. It's probably the same in the H430 Restart the computer at the white Lenovo (BIOS) screen, hit F1 to enter the BIOSGo to Security tabGo to Secure BootDisable Secure BootReset to setup modehit Yes to "Do you really wish to reset platform to setup mode?" Change the boot options to look for USB devices if you are installing from a flash drive, or make the DVD drive the first boot device. (Select SATA dev 1 not the DVD drive or whatever it's called and hit the - key) Go to the EXIT tabDisable OS Optimized DefaultsSave and Exit. That's now I did it on the H505s, not to sure what impact that has on the OEM installation of Win 8, probably destroys it, so be aware you might not be able to go back after. -Cheers

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My optical drive has been deleted after I upgraded to WIndows 10. I have tried to the Run Command trick and there were no UpperFilters or anything. I even went to my Device Manager and it has totally vanish. Is there a link where I can redownload the DVD/CD drive?

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Is it possible to replace the optical drive with a 1TB HDD. I'm sure I read this was possible when I purchased the laptop but now I can only find references to replacing the optical drive with an additional battery. I already have the 1TB HDD so it would be ideal to expand the storage on my V510. Thanks.

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I do not have a Lenovo -machine or mouse. It is a Logitech usb mouse M325
I knew I did not have anything Lenovo but there it was waiting to be installed.

The choice to upgrade drivers is turned on
Meanwhile my mouse went into poor response while in Adobe Lightroom which prompted me to investigate the logs.
Although it downloaded and installed the CBS.log indicates it didn't install. Searching results in no Lenovo. The name just remains in the list of updates installed.
I downloaded the current Logitech setpoint update 6.7 and the mouse returned to normal.
The questions are
.....Turn off upgrade drivers (and hope it sticks)?
.....how would this update download be refused?
.....If this record is in the list of installed updates will it encourage future inaccurate device info downloads?

A:Update delivers Lenovo Optical Mouse

Have a look at this tutorial :
Device Driver Automatic Installation - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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M900Z: Is it possible to upgrade SSD 256GB to SSD 512/1TB or replace Optical Drive with SSD?

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Hi, I got W541 with DVD-RW but i am not gonna use it, at all. Want to add extra hard drive into caddy insted of optical drive.Called Lenovo but they couldn't answer me what is the SATA port version in Optical Drive connector. Anyone here able to confirm? If is SATA 3.0 then will go for SSD (512GB-1000GB) drive in caddy, if slower then thinking about regular HDD (1-2TB). Thanks for help in advance

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Hi, I have a Lenovo ideapad 300-15ISK with a dummy OPTICAL drive. It has got windows 10 OS. Any Lenovo recommended optical drive that I can buy and fix into the dummy OPTICAL drive? What to make sure that I can integrate (install) the new optical drive before I buy the drive? Any software needs to be downloaded to make sure the optical driver can be worked out?All advices are appreciableRegardsJoe

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Hey
Ive needed a new mouse for a while (to replace my dell logitech trackball) so bought a cheapy optical one off ebay. I plugged it in, the light came on, but no movement on screen. I figured ok, it was cheap and you get what you pay for, so i went to pc world and bought a basic trust branded optical mouse. Again, i plugged it in, the light came on and it didnt work. I have since tried both an another pc and they work fine. Can anyone help? here is what i have tried so far (im using Windows XP, 3gb ram)

1. unplugged old mouse, rebooted pc several times with new mouse plugged in. didnt work
2. just straight switched the mice over whilst in XP. I have also had them both plugged in at the same time. no luck here
3. Gone into device manager and uninstalled all HID devices shown. the current optical mice install 2 drivers here - 'HID Compliant device' and 'USB Human interface device'. I have also uninstalled the 'Logitech USB mouseman wheel' driver. No luck here, BUT, whats interesting here, is that when i plug the new mice in, and XP auto installs the drivers, the mice work for about a second or so, whilst the driver is installing. Then when the message saying the hardware was installed successfully, it stops working
4. Tried disabling the logitech mouse from the device manager, and then plugging in the new optical one, but still no luck.

Im an experienced pc user and 99% of the time can solve PC issues, but this one has me completely stumped. An... Read more

A:Optical mouse wont work (just on my pc)

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My new Gigaware Wired Optical Mouse will not track, the light is on and the clicking functions work, but it will not move. There is no website where i can get drivers for it, its supposed to be PnP Any help ?
 

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B50 was purchased just over a year ago, had win8 on it, i loaded my own progs onto it back then from disks.
Since then i have upgraded to Win10 but never used the optical drive.
Now i find that although Drive E is showing in file explorer, disks can be inserted, spins up for reading, it is telling me to insert disk!
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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B50 was purchased just over a year ago, had win8 on it, i loaded my own progs onto it back then from disks.
Since then i have upgraded to Win10 but never used the optical drive.
Now i find that although Drive E is showing in file explorer, disks can be inserted, spins up for reading, it is telling me to insert disk!
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Dell inspiron 2 years old. My daughters Computer ran fine before this. Will not boot in safe mode. or last known good configuration. Ran Dell diagnostic, HD short test failed. Tried booting F12 CD/DVD from Vista CD, optical drive makes noise but screen returns to failed boot. Tried other boot disc same thing, noise like its being read, but nothing on screen. Optical drive worked fine before this episode.
 

A:Dell will not boot into Windows, optical drive makes noise will not boot from CD

Are you saying you believe the optical drive and hard disk have failed, or you think the optical drive has failed?
 

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I bought the Lenovo yoga 900 in December as i was about start medical school, now after only about 6 months of use, while i was using it one evening, i decided to take a break from school work, when I got back to my computer it had powered down and tried to reboot but didn't make it pass the Lenovo screen, i tired exhausting the battery power and trying it again but to no avail. so my question is has anyone had this kind of problem before and if so what is the solution?Also is this a common problem and how long is the company warranty for my 6 month old computer, in case i need to give it back to get something more reliable, its kind of disheartening as i had believed this was the best decision i made for medical school, but now am left with the possibility of failing the semester due to faullty equipment. SOOO PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME SAVE MY SEMESTER. Thnak youjay

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I bought the Lenovo yoga 900 in December as i was about start medical school, now after only about 6 months of use, while i was using it one evening, i decided to take a break from school work, when I got back to my computer it had powered down and tried to reboot but didn't make it pass the Lenovo screen, i tired exhausting the battery power and trying it again but to no avail. so my question is has anyone had this kind of problem before and if so what is the solution?Also is this a common problem and how long is the company warranty for my 6 month old computer, in case i need to give it back to get something more reliable, its kind of disheartening as i had believed this was the best decision i made for medical school, but now am left with the possibility of failing the semester due to faullty equipment. SOOO PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME SAVE MY SEMESTER. Thnak youjay

A:Lenovo Yoga 910 wont load pass the Lenovo screen.

Try getting into BIOS first and loading default settings. To do this, press the small "Novo" button (you'll need a paperclip for this), and select "BIOS setup". From there, use the arrow keys to get to the "exit" tab and select load default settings. 
 
If this doesn't work, let me know.

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I have a Gateway PC that has been stuck in a Windows Update loop....installing 3 of 3.....for several days now. I am unable to change the boot device order due to the following error: "Failed w/ user password to Load Boot Menu. Press F1 to Resume."

Safe mode failed.....auto repair failed....last known good failed.....safe mode w/ command prompt failed. Upon hitting F1 the system goes back into the update loop.

I contacted Gateway support and they gave me instructions for doing a "Restore from Factory Default" using ALT+F10. I am immediately presented with this error: "BootSector Write!! VIRUS: Continue (Y/N)?"

I'm at a loss. I know how to clean boot sector viruses; however, I don't have a clue what to do if I can't boot to an optical drive. Any ideas??

Thanks!!

System Specs: Vista Home Premium 64-bit w/SP1
Gateway desktop DX4300
Norton Antivirus 2009
 

A:Solved: Boot Sector Virus but can't boot to optical drive

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my buddies vaio wont recognize the optical drive anymore. Its listed in bios. i cant get it to boot to disk either. im thinking of booting via external optical and reloading the OS (vista biz)
 

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hi,
I bought a blaze wireless 3d optical mouse (PC-1167) today. IT DOESNT WORK.ive tried installing alternate drivers, that doesnt help, the windows troubleshooter does jack all and i cant find proper drivers on the internet. PLZ HLEP ME.
 

A:Blaze wireless 3d optical mouse wont work plz help me

have you checked this link?

http://www.success-hk.com/sc_html/Computer/16_Blaze Wireless 3D Optical Mouse.htm#link

it contains the driver download for your mouse

also, make sure you recharged the batteries
 

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