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Lenovo flex 3-1480 80R3 isn’t turning on and can’t figure out what’s wrong with it

Q: Lenovo flex 3-1480 80R3 isn’t turning on and can’t figure out what’s wrong with it

I asked Lenovo support and they told me to go to Best Buy?s to get it fixed. This laptop is one year old. The mother board is fine dc in cable is fine and adapter is fine, how do I access power switch board and cable?Battery and disk is fine. It suddenly turned off and never turned back on after a day. The cost of initial repair costs 300$ excluding parts and service. I might end up paying the same price for how much I bought it. I want to know what caused this but I?m not willing to pay 1000$ for a repair. And im in college and money is hard to come by. I bought batteries to replace the old one but it doesn?t work. The motherboard has current running through all parts of it. I tried 4 different Lenovo chargers made specifically for the Lenovo flex 3 1480 80R3.if all doesn?t work how can I jump start it?also it doesn?t charge after the day it stopped working. The charging light doesn?t come on. I would want to get it working as soon as possible because I?ve tried most of the methods like discharging the laptop, which didn?t work. Any way to help get this running would be much appreciated and thank you

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I asked Lenovo support and they told me to go to Best Buy?s to get it fixed. This laptop is one year old. The mother board is fine dc in cable is fine and adapter is fine, how do I access power switch board and cable?Battery and disk is fine. It suddenly turned off and never turned back on after a day. The cost of initial repair costs 300$ excluding parts and service. I might end up paying the same price for how much I bought it. I want to know what caused this but I?m not willing to pay 1000$ for a repair. And im in college and money is hard to come by. I bought batteries to replace the old one but it doesn?t work. The motherboard has current running through all parts of it. I tried 4 different Lenovo chargers made specifically for the Lenovo flex 3 1480 80R3.if all doesn?t work how can I jump start it?also it doesn?t charge after the day it stopped working. The charging light doesn?t come on.  I would want to get it working as soon as possible because I?ve tried most of the methods like discharging the laptop, which didn?t work. Any way to help get this running would be much appreciated and thank you

A:Lenovo flex 3-1480 80R3 isn’t turning on and can’t figure out what’s wrong with it

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My laptop will not charge. Well, the charging indicator flickers, and when I try to charge it and get it working, the percentage will stay at the percentage it was when it started charging.  I had it plugged in two nights ago, while using it, and I heard a pop and saw the charger move in the outlet. That's when the problem occurred. I can't even use it, which is a problem because I'm in a high school where one to one is a thing. My warranty is expired, so please help! Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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I purchased a Flex 3 through the Lenovo site for a black friday special and have been having severe problems with it ever since. I'm really at my wits end with what to do with this machine. Sporatically, my physical keyboard and trackpad will stop working and the issue can't be reset until I let the unit battery drain and die. This is no way to use a laptop. I can not figure out a triggering issue for it, it happens randomly.  I have called the tech support hotline 3 times and tried chat twice and no one has been able to help me resolve this issue. The tech support personnel have been extremely unhelpful and have talked over me when I attempt to explain what is going on, and refused to transfer me to another associate or escalate my issue to a supervisor. I feel like I was sold a defective unit.  What can I do? 

A:Ongoing issue with Flex 3 1480 Model 80R3

If it helps, when this happens, my fan runs constantly. The air coming out is not hot. 

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Need Some help to try understand what really went wrong. My Girl Friend was using the laptop good, This is just some months old. She left it on over night, the next day it had issues then when we finally got it to power on it would not start properly. It goes in to bios to ask to select the hard drive to start. All it does it come back to that same screen even if you try to boot from a USB drive it would come back to the screen to select boot option. Has any face such similar problem and wish to guide me to help rectify please. Or anyone with advice for such issue, will appreciate your tips.

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Hello everyone.I got this laptop since this xmas  include thi webroot security anti virus . I installed it few days ago anf it worked normally. I dont know how it happened today when i turn laptop on,  the laptop is on with black screeen and some words said 100% the system memory tested  ok.  Please see the attach and please do help. Thank you and appriciated alotttttAmy


























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HiI have a Lenovo Flex 3 1480 thats about 2 years old. Suddendy the battery wont charge. When the AC adapter is plugged in the icon says 21% available (plugged in, charging) but its NOT charging. My drivers are up to date. Windows 10 is up to date. I downloaded the Lenovo Vantage which tells me the battery is GOOD and that the AC adapter has limited use. Says AC adapter cannot provide enough power to operate the computer....... OK so I bought a new Lenovo brand AC charger. Same problem. I really dont think I have the ability to open the back of this computer and take out the battery then put it back in to see if that works.Anyone have any useful suggestions?

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Hi everyone, have a Lenovo Flex 3 1480 that is out of warranty (2 years old) and this week it started flickering when charging.  So I tried another charger, same thing, tried another battery... which actually is a higher charge and doesn't flicker from charging to not, but won't go above the % it was already on.  I've fiddled with tons of programs and googled the heck out of it.  Has anyone had a fix for this without replacing the entire motherboard? It also doesn't appear to charge when off. thanks!

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My laptop will not stay powered on, it will start up but then the fan will kick on really loud and turn off, won?t stay on for more than a minute. No way it can be getting over heated as I have it sitting on a desk and hadn?t even been using it for a minute before it started doing this. Need to figure out how to fix this issue. The computer is less than 2 years old. 

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Has anyone had problems with the screws loosening from the bottom of their laptops and falling out?  I have a Lenovo Flex 4 and have noticed the screws are problematic.  I am going to call Lenovo and request replacements.  Hopefully, Lenovo will respond quickly and send them out quickly. 

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I purchased a Lenovo Flex 4 1480 about a month ago and just recently made the transition from my old laptop. I love this laptop but I am encountering some speed issues with it. Some apps are taking a while to load, but what is the most frustrating is using the web. Web pages on all browsers are taking somewhere between 8-10 seconds to load, and with this machine running a Core i7 7500U processor with 8 GBs of ram, I know this is not right (my old laptop loads pages much faster than this!!!).  I was wondering if this is just some driver problem or I should bring it back to where I bought it since it is still under warranty. Any input would be great! 

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I had this Flex-4 laptop for little over a year and it has worked flawlessly.  Recently, with no warning or symptoms of a problem, the laptop did not start. I get a start light for about 3-5 seconds, then it goes off and nothing. No keyboard lights, not monitor start up, no noise at all. I get the same reaction whether or not the power cord is plugged in. I have tested the power supply with my multi-meter and it is pushing out the correct voltage. I tried the small reset button on the left side and all it does is initiate the start  light, as if I pushed the start up button, but nothing happens.  I opened the case and reseated the RAM, Hard drive and battery but no change.  Does anyone have any other ideas?  Should I replace the battery???? Thanks for any response....

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I had this Flex-4 laptop for little over a year and it has worked flawlessly.  Recently, with no warning or symptoms of a problem, the laptop did not start. I get a start light for about 3-5 seconds, then it goes off and nothing. No keyboard lights, not monitor start up, no noise at all. I get the same reaction whether or not the power cord is plugged in. I have tested the power supply with my multi-meter and it is pushing out the correct voltage. I tried the small reset button on the left side and all it does is initiate the start  light, as if I pushed the start up button, but nothing happens.  I opened the case and reseated the RAM, Hard drive and battery but no change.  Does anyone have any other ideas?  Should I replace the battery???? Thanks for any response....

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Hi, I recently purchased a refurb Lenovo Flex 3 1480 model and I am starting to see problems with the display that others have noted on here.  It sometimes flickers on and off and occassionally completely turns off and will not come back on without a restart.   So in troubleshooting this issue I have upgraded my BIOS to version DCN32WW from DCN28WW.  This was more difficult than it sounds because for some reason the PC identified the older DCN28WW as the newer firmware.  I had to override the setting in the BIOS to allow it to install the "older"firmware DCN32WW.  Made no sense. The latest thing I am trying to do is update the Intel VGA 520 display driver to the latest version published on 7/16/16 ver. 20.19.15.4454.  I downloaded the installer from the Flex 3 1480 section of the suppport site. When I try to install it, however, it tells me it is not compatible with my device.  I have tried uninstalling the driver and then installing the newest one and it still won't install.  The driver currently on my machine is 20.19.15.4364.  Can someone explain why I cannot get the newest display driver to install on my laptop?

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I just purchased the Lenovo Flex 3-1480 yesterday.  So far so good in my initial observation of this 2 in 1 laptop. Except for the wifi. We have the AT&T gigapower speed with the Pace router with 2.4 & 5 ghz wifi dual modes.  I checked with AT&T and they advised that different devices can have different speeds if the hardware or drivers are old or not up-to-date.  AT&T has stated that everyone won't get 1ghz speeds (disclaimer says up to 1ghz).  So, I have another Lenovo 540w laptop that I use for work and it is getting 330 mbps download speeds for the 5ghz wireless and 500+ mbps download when connected with the ethernet cable to the router.I connected the Flex 3 directly to the router with the ethernet cable and tested at speedtest.net and received 320 mbps download speed.I went to speedtest.net and ran a test on the wireless and the best I could get is 30 mpbs download speed.  I noticed that the flex 3 would only connect to 2.4ghz.  When I tried to connect with 5ghz, I received and error that it would not connect.  So I searched on the Lenovo website for updated wifi drivers and found newer drivers.  My current driver was for Intel AC-3165 dual band wireless adapter version 18.12.1.2 date 7/29/2015.  I dowloaded and installed version 19.10.0.9 date 9/28/2016, rebooted and saw some improvement. I was finally able to connect to 5ghz mode and the latest speed test was 89 mbps download speed.    So I started... Read more

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I recently bought the Flex 4 14 inch laptop and I noticed that the fan on the laptop loudly is always running, even when I'm merely browsing through the web. In task manager my cpu usage is usually 5~15%. Is there anyway I could get the laptop to be quieter?

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I have a Lenovo Flex 3 1480 with Intel I7.  I was getting a message that says "plugged in charging" but the battery charge was staying at 60% and not increasing. Lenovo techs said the battery must be bad so I ordered and installed a new, Lenovo brand battery.  I get the same condition... placing the cursor over the battery symbol gives a status message of "40% available, plugged in, charging" but the battery charge never increases, even after shutting off the computer down and leaving it plugged in overnight. The laptop was a year old and therefore out of warranty last November, 2016. HELP!

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My Flex 14 1480 is a week and a half old when the system update application prompted me to update my BIOS. As i recall it wanted to update my bios from 1.04 to 2.0 I clicked yes, and the bios update ran and initiated a restart of the computer. Unfortuatnply now my computer does not start up and i am greeted to LEDS being on but a black screen without a lenovo logo.  I then tried to go on the Lenovo website and for the bios version that i just installed, there is no 2.0 version listed, specifically 2SCN20WW. There are no bios updates period. Was this update pulled, and if so what can I do to recover it so it boots again.  http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Flex-Series/flex-4-1480?tabName=Downlo...  thanks

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Hi im trying to flash my bios, I need either the wps file or the iso file please help.

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I have a Flex 4 1480 Signature Edition ideapad 80VD0007US and I'm trying to update the BIOS via the System Update utility.  When I choose to install the suggested update for the BIOS I get a message stating that this BIOS is only for "510S14IKB 310S15IKB YOGA 510-14IKB YOGA 510-15IKB" - none of which is my machine I'm pretty sure.  What can one do to find the correct BIOS and update it if the System Update utility doesn't give you the correct one?
 
The Lenovo Settings utility says that my BIOS is currently: 2SCN23WWV2.03
 
Thanks for any help!
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:Flex 4 1480 - Incorrect BIOS in Lenovo System Update utility

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of the difficulties you are experiencing.  The warning message you are receiving during the update is partially correct.  Your model should have been included in that warning since that BIOS update covers all the models listed.   Here is a full description from the BIOS update's README file....
 
Flash BIOS update - Flash from Operating System version for ideapad 510S-14IKB, 310S-14IKB, 310S-15IKB, Yoga 510-14IKB, Yoga 510-15IKB, Flex 4-1480, Flex 4-1580Version 2SCN25WW(V2.05)Applicable OS Win10
 
I would try the upgrade again and click to proceed.  Otherwise here is a direct download link to that BIOS upgrade from the Lenovo Download Library for your model....
 
http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/FLEX-SERIES/FLEX-4-1480/downloads/DS...

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I have a LeNovo Flex 3 1480 [80R3] for about a year with zero problems. The only modded thing is a Sandisk 480gb SSD drive, with a Windows 10 installation from scratch, installed in the very first day I bought this machine. I was running Windows 10 version 1607 normally, and really enjoying this machine, but since last week when I was booting up, the machine freezed at bootscreen (the one with the lenovo logo) and then restarted showing the message "Preparing Automatic Repair" that took almost a whole day to pass. The repair never happened and I had to use the option to reset windows maintaining my personal files. After this everytime I boot up, windows 10 take up to 10 minutes to boot, and my keyboard and touchpad won't work, leaving me with only the touchscreen option. I've been through a lot of different solutions attempts:- Upgraded BIOS to the latest version (Lenovo colored logo at bootscreen)- Uninstalled KB and Touchpad drivers manually and reinstalled with Lenovo provided drivers, and also repeated the procedure with Windows Update drivers.- Disabled the fast startup option- Done the 15s procedure with the power button- Deattached the battery plug for some minutes and reattached- Checked (unplug and replug) both KB and Touchpad flatwires- Reinstalled the latest Windows 10 version 1703 from scratch None of the solution mentioned above worked for me. KB works perfectly in BIOS, and even when booting up I can change de backlight settings usi... Read more

A:LeNovo Flex 3 1480 - Keyboard and touchpad issue after Windows 10 boot up

Adding some info after some new research.Will try other 2 slightly different options:1) 15s power button trick with battery and charger unplugged2) Installation of LeNovo provided Intel ME drivers, read some info that it might interfere at the keyboard and mice functionality. Actually I'm running Windows chipset provided drivers.But still in doubt, which available driver should I install? There are 2 available.1) Intel ME Driver 63.6 MB Windows 10 (64-bit) 11.0.0.1176 - Release 30/8/20162) Intel Management Engine Interface Driver 81.5 MB Windows 10 (64-bit) 11.6.0.1015 - Release 29/11/20163) Both drivers, in release date/version ascending order.

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Hello, I would like to know how to turn off the side volume buttons on my laptop because they can get excessively annoying at times and I never use them. Thanks in advance.

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Hi All, A couple of weeks ago we have a strange behavior with our Lenovo Flex 2 Pro. The notebook is turning off at exact 30 minutes, in the BIOS or in Windows this is make no differents.Now i googled a lot and found a lot of the same problem and all replaced the mainboard. I hope offcourse that we don't need to do that because the mainboard is around 350 dollar. Specs of the notebook:Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 80FL (I7-4510U) Already tried:- BIOS updated- BIOS resetted- Intel ME Firmware upgraded- Windows repair - Virusscan + Malware- Monitored the heat of the laptop- Replaced the cooling paste to be sure of the CPU and GPU- Removed a lot of components to test what the problem is (SSD, Audio, SD reader, Battery, CMOS battery) Hope one of you have a solution.

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I guess the title says it all. I have tried to change boot mode and priority into legacy, but it didn't work. And i can't really find the diagnostic option, only Normal boot, Boot setup, Boot menu and Recovery.

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Hello!1. I would like to know is it possible or not in Lenovo flex 3-1480 add more memory. It is installed 8Gb of memory, i know, that CPU supports up to 32Gb. Many scanning software show, that there are 4 slots for memory. When i opened back cover of the laptop, could found no one RAM memory =) As i know motherboard can support up to ?? 32Gb DDR 4 too.2. There are some problems when i try to the sleep mode, it wakes up at the same time. The same problem with hibernation mofe. Can somebody advice something with these problems?

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Hello all,     I am strongly considering purchasing a Flex 4.  This model in particular:https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Lenovo-Ideapad-Flex-4-1480-80VD-Signature-Editi...I know the processor supports virtualization, but I'm unsure if virtualization is enabled in the bios or if it is supported by the Motherboard.  Can anyone provide an answer so I can pull the trigger on this thing?  I need it as a lightweight mobile web development PC.

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Hello,Recently, I purchased Lenovo Flex 3 1480. I would like to install a second SSD (Samsung 850 EVO 250GB). Is it possible? Thank you for your help.Kind regards.

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I Have a problem , My laptop screen goes black alot without any reason which require my to force restatrt the machine and caused my to lose alot of important docs I was working on.does anyone faced this problem before and would know what could cause this and if he/she has a solution??sometime it frooze while I am working on Word or Excell and restart the screen (with a message that the driver stopped working and recovered successfully . If anyone can help me with this would be perfect  Thanks for your time

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I finaly gave in and updated my Flex 3 to windows 10, I now have a flex 3 brick. When it powers up it goes through the loading screen then blu screen. I am able to intrerup and try recovery option but they did not work. I downloaded a Windows 10 disc for a complete wipe an instal but it does not detect any drive to install on. I wanted to download the disk driver to load the driver on the instal screen, however the driver downloads on support page are .exe.  Is there a way to find the driver that i need for the hard drive or do I need to bite the bullet and replace it?

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can some one tell me what the max memory willwork in the flex 4 1480 ?Thank you

A:maximum ram upgrade flex 4 1480

According to the Platform Specifications for that system, the maximum supported is 16GB max / 2133MHz DDR4, dual-channel capable, one DDR4 SO-DIMM socket. Lenovo Flex 4 (14 inch) Platform Specificationshttp://psref.lenovo.com/syspool%5CSys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/Lenovo%20Flex%204%20(14%20inch)/Lenovo_Fl... Crutial Lenovo Flex 4 (14-inch) compatible upgradeshttp://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/flex-4-%2814-inch%29 Cheers,

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I have a  flex 3 1480 MO R9N0B5C15004, and I like to know if it is possible for me to get a copy of the Windows 10 image that the laptop came with. I know there is one in the recovery partition ( I hope I am using the right term ), but I like to have the actual image. 

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Laptop display turns off randomly, also sometimes the display fades to white, or the blacks on the display appear as red, or sometimes there are just weird line patters. The system is still on, occasionally putting the pc into sleep mode then waking it up can turn the display back on, but it usally just turns back off either immediately or after a few minutes.   In fact it just turned off the display and I am having to extend the display onto another monitor right now. This has been happening for months and putting it in tablet mode seemed to help, but recently it happens with such frequency that the computer is nearly unusable I have run diagnostics and it says everything is ok.all updates have been done as wellI have also tried disabling each of the graphics cards one at a time with no effect any ideas


























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Hello, I have had this Flex3 since March (6 months)I have had a few problems arise that have been addressed here.The latest problem is my screen flickering.I was watching a live service and the screen started to get darker and the edges had a green look to them and the battery, wifi, click etc on bottom right were broken lines  ( if that makes sense )It took 4 times to restart. I just kept restarting, but the same things were open.It FINALLY did restart and the programs closed, but I still have this flickering screen.It no longer has the tint to it but still flickering. Just wondering what I should try to get this to stop. 

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I have he flex 3 1480 with 8gb of RAM and have been told I'm maxed out (not happy)Is the 8gb soldered in?Can it be swapped out for more? 16gb?  32gb?If so, do you have a manufacturerer and part #? THANKS!!!

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My brand new Flex 4 1480 won't start. After plugging in the AC power, the battery status indicator light next to the power jack turns on and stays solid white. But when I press the power button, the keyboard backlight turns on then off again and the power status indicator light next to the power button blinks for 5 seconds before turning off. The screen stays dark the whole time. I have tried plugging in the AC power and leaving it overnight but the story is the same when I try to turn the laptop on the next morning. 

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LENOVO Flex 3 - 1480 I recently uninstalled Lenovo Accelerator Application and now my device is slower and less efficient than usual.  Major Problems If my notebook's screen is not being used for more than two minutes, then my notebook glitches out (meaning that I cannot operate it) and takes another two minutes to un-glitch out (meaning that I can operate my notebook again). For example - leaving my mouse cursor on the desktop for two minutes  (malfunction example), watching a video or movie (non-malfunction example). A few other low end apps and games not downloaded from Windows Store either does not operate at all or is EXTREMELY slow. For example -  Broforce (a low end game that is now extremely slow), Adobe Flash Player (an application that does not work at all now).These problems weren't there before but now they are really bugging me. What I tried  I downloaded Adanced System Care Pro (the paid version) and OneKey Optimiser (by LENOVO).These aplications only heped me a little but the major problems are still there My Request Please give me a replacement application in place of LENOVO Accelerator  Application. Any other solution are also welcome A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAVE, ARE AND WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THIS DISCUSSION

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the hard disk of my flex 3 (1480) was dead, and I need to install a new hard driver, but could not get a recovery image.. I tried the recovery media link: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/lenovorecovery?linkTrack=Body:Box:RecoveryMedia but after I typed the S/N and submitted, it told me that "Cannot find Recovery Media for this machine." How can I do? Can anyone help? thanks!!

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Hello, Hope someone can help with this issue: all usb ports stoppped on Flex 3-1480 running Windows 10 64-bit. Tried several attempts to re-install driver, regedit, delete drive, auto discover driver  - all attempts fail. Also, tried restore point - did not fix. In addition to usb ports stopped working - touch screen is not working either. All drivers are supposed current (at least when i scan for changes; Windows 10 was updated after problem started (so that rules out drivers and operating system) Microsoft Management Console - Event Viewer shows USB Root Hub (xHCI) problems - all during the times attempting to resolve.However, around time of initial failure - The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x0000001e (0xffffffffc0000094, 0xfffff802e80a9e8c, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 2ea1e93b-3f55-4d1b-b11b-1cd80d6a944d.. Minutes before memory dump - The driver \Driver\USBHUB3 failed to load for the device USB\ROOT_HUB30\4&b338d6a&0&0. - (appears as a warning) With the warning is an informational:The description for Event ID 26 from source Application Popup cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the eve... Read more

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Greetings all, I am having issues with my SD Card Reader. I have a Lenovo Flex 3-1480, running Win 10 x64. Recently, I downloaded and installed the Lenovo Companion, and have used it to install drivers. It installed a Card Reader Driver - 10 [64]  V.4.5.0.6. Now, when I try to use my SD reader, I get an Unknown Device pop up in my Device Manager. When I try to update this device, it automatically locates a Genesys Logic USB3.0 Card Reader which promptly indicates is not intended for this platform [Code 28]. I am unable to install the driver at all. I can no longer use my SD reader, for anything, it just isn't registered with the system now. Please help or advise, I need that reader to work, I store just about everything on those cards. I have tried running the Companion, and it does not locate any more drivers, and also indicates that the system is running good, no errors. I have also tried using Intel Driver Update Utility, and still get nowhere. Has anyone else experienced this?

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About three days ago my Flex 3 1480 stopped charging its battery. This message appears above the taskbar battery icon:  ?0% available - plugged in, charging."  The computer now only comes on with the ac power adapter plugged in. I have used another adapter (identical specs) with the same negative result on my computer.  My adapter works fine on the other computer. These are fixes recommended at various internet sites that I have tried without success: System restore to a point several days before problem appeared.Uninstalled both battery drivers in Device Manager and restart reinstalled - three times. The battery is internal so I would like to fix without having to remove the battery if possible. Resetting the battery and resetting the bios are on-line recommendations that I don?t really know how to do safely. In searching the Lenovo site, I have been unable to find this problem addressed. The Lenovo Vantage Hardware Scan shows all in good order ? the battery itself is rated Good. The Flex 3 is 2 years old and is now out of warranty. Any help to correct and get the battery charging would be appreciated. Thank you, GB

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Is this a "feature" of the ELAN touch pad?  Is there any way to get rid of it?  The beeping is really annoying.

A:Two Finger Scroll Beeps on Flex 3 1480

Same problem.  Started when I had my bluetooth playing music from the laptop and I was doing other work.  So I shut the bluetooth off and now it does it from the computer speakers?  Very annoying beeping sound.   It seemed to go away when I unplugged it?  Did you have yours plugged in?  Did you find a fix for this?  

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I have a Flex 3 1480 that was purchased from Costco. with a 3 year warranty.I am having the same issues that alot of other people are having where the screen will go black out of nowhere.Yesterday alone it happened 12 times. (yes I wrote down everytime it happened) I have updated the bios and all other updates that were posted in a different post.The Flex is runnning the latest version of Windows 10 with all updates installed. I called tech support yesterday but got nowhere real fast. The lady did not speak very good english and what I did make out was her telling me to remove my ethernet card!! What can I do now? This laptop is useless now. Its only good for browising the net since I wont lose any work that way.I have lost to much work trying to use this laptop that I no longer trust it. Since Lenovo does not stand behind their products and come up with a fix I guess I will try to return it to costco. Hopfully a class action lawsuit arises as selling this junk is Fraud and I have been Scammed. I knew I should have stuck with Dell!

A:Flex 3 1480 Gets a Black Screen with Backlight On ...

Ever since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, our Flex 3 crashes every hour. Unfortunately, Lenovo's customer service is just a faint shadow of IBM's former service. Every rep comes up with a different idea, and then doesn't follow up on commitments.

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I have a Flex 3-1480 Laptop running windows 10.  When I click on the Xbox app, I get this message "We are unable to sigh you in at this moment.  Try again later."  When I try to use Microsoft solitaire collection and it tries to connect to Xbox, I get "Sign in error" with the error code 1170000.  I can play as a guest.  I have tried following all the recommendations to fix this error code without success.  I have an Acer laptop running window 10 and have no problem getting to the solitaire collection either through the Xbox App or through the start menu.  The firewall settings on both laptops are the default settings.  Any advice? Thanks!
 
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Hi,My Flex 4 1480 completely shuts off exactly after 5 minutes when running on battery. Works fine when plugged in.It shuts down even when running in the BIOS screen, which may point that it is a firmware issue.I have BIOS 2SCN23WW version installed. Tried updating to 2SCN24WW, but it always fails (no given reason).I's apprecaite any recommendations on the BIOS update or the shut-down issues? Thanks 

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I bought this laptop from Costco just one year ago, yesterday, when i open the laptop cover, the cover corner is broken, my Warranty has just expired ( on 02/28/2017) , very disappointed, I have been Lenovo user for long time and trust the products quality, but this time , i am very disappointed and don't know how to fix this issue. I am not able to upload photos because the size of the file, verify frustrated... looks plastic cover is blow up from corner .   

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