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Which hard drive to install on a LENOVO G580 2689 Laptop?

Q: Which hard drive to install on a LENOVO G580 2689 Laptop?

Hey All,
I have a LENOVO G580 2689 Laptop. It has:

Intel Core i3 2.40GHz (i3-3110M)
DDR3 (4GB)
No hard drive
Windows 8 sticker.
I would like to install a 1TG Hard drive. Which hard drive is compatiable with this laptop? Also it has a Windows 8 sticker underneath the laptop but the Windows 8 serial key is not present. Where can I find the licence key for this machine? Are they stored in the BIOS/motherboard?
 
Thank you in advance! :-)

A: Which hard drive to install on a LENOVO G580 2689 Laptop?

Try this for the HDD: http://www.amazon.com/Laptop-Hard-Drive-Lenovo-G580/dp/B00M4OGZQI. As for the windows 8 serial key, I don't know. My lenovo Y410p doesn't have the serial key on it, but I had no problems installing windows 8.1.

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Hey, I'm currently using a G580 Lenovo laptop.One day I played my laptop and supricely it just turned off, so I turned it on again and once I typed my password to access the PC it turned off again, so I got the battery out the PC and waited five minutes, after I got the battery back I pressed the power button and nothing happened, no lights, no noice, nothing, just not turning on. I tried to find my problem on the internet and I found a youtube video how to fix that: get your battery off with your charger, press the power button 1 minute, get back the charger into the pc and press the power button and ta-dam! It's working. Well no, I did everything and it didn't solve my problem. Any ideas?

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i have worked with this laptop for over two and half years without any difficulties but now for over 5 months, when it shuts down or restarts, it powers up the system with power lights on but shows black screen. when i try to open it, the hard disk is always hot but still nothing. when i remove the CMOS battery and put it back, it takes like 5 minutes and it displays. i dont i understand the sickness need your help thank you.

A:Lenovo G580 laptop powersup the system but does no...

You need a tech to assess it. Impossible to troubleshoot without doing tests and observing.Eg. Fan - starts up, continues after boot up runningPower adapter voltage etc or other power issues. Air flow and likely more.




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i have worked with this laptop for over two and half years without any difficulties but now for over 5 months, when it shuts down or restarts, it powers up the system with power lights on but shows black screen. when i try to open it, the hard disk is always hot but still nothing. when i remove the CMOS battery and put it back, it takes like 5 minutes and it displays. i dont i understand the sickness need your help thank you.

A:Lenovo G580 laptop powersup the system but does no...

You need a tech to assess it. Impossible to troubleshoot without doing tests and observing.Eg. Fan - starts up, continues after boot up runningPower adapter voltage etc or other power issues. Air flow and likely more.




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Hi,
My daughters laptop has me baffled. It started with a blank screen issue, which I solved with a system restore. (theres was nothing of importance on the hard drive) I did try taking the battery out and after replacing holding the start button for 30 seconds first.
All appeared fine untill I shut it down. There was a massive 186 windows updates to do, which was expected after rolling back so far...
The issue now is a I get this message on the screen "failure to configure updates, reverting changes. do not turn off you computer. I get stuck with this screen with no change, I even left it over night.
I haven't managed to find the safe boot option with this Win 8 machine, I tried the F8 key on start up but no joy.
Has anyone solved this problem before?
Thanks in advance
Marty

A:Lenovo G580 Win 8 laptop update issues

Did you revert back from windows 10?

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Hi

I got a new Lenovo G580 laptop which did not come with any pre-installed OS. I installed Ubuntu in UEFI mode (I had not disabled UEFI/Secure Boot). Later I installed Windows 7. During installation it asked me to format the entire format as it did not recognize the GPT partition. Accordingly without thinking twice I erased the entire HDD and installed Windows 7. Now I am unable to enter into BIOS

Things I have tried:
Tried with F2, F1 and Delete keys while booting
Tried removing the battery and booting while pressing the above keys individually
Tried removing the battery and adapter, held the power button for 1 minute
Tried removing the battery and held the power button for 1 minute while the adapter was plugged in
Tried pressing F12 and going to the APP MENU but I can only see "Diagnostic Splash" Nothing else and in that diagnostic splash screen I see that the System BIOS is "shadowed"
How can i gain access to BIOS so I can disable UEFI and install Win 7 and Ubuntu side by side
 

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My g580 ran out of battery while using it, and now it gets stuck on the lenovo logo. I tried a different hard drive which changed nothing, I've tested both hard drives on a different computer and they both work. However when I boot the laptop with no harddrive it will get past the logo go to a screen saying something about an unplugged cable then reset and get stuck on a blank screen.   If I plug in my windows recovery usb drive( and no harddrive) the the machine will boot normally and go to the windows installation screen. So any ideas on why a working harddrive would stop the system from booting? Also I've tried the whole taking out the battery unplugging it holding down the power key and then plugging it back in thing, did nothing. 

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Hi,Lenovo X61 LaptopWindows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 (Vista)My computer has been BSODing regularly for the last couple months. I called Lenovo last month and they diagnosed it as needing a hard drive replacement. I think the hard drive finally crashed on me today. I want to find out if I can rescue any files off of my hard drive before I send it to Lenovo for a new hard drive.Problem description: When I try to boot up the computer, it only gives me two options: run Lenovo Rescue and Recovery, or Start Windows Normally. When I try to Start Windows Normally, it BSODs and fails to boot every single time (I have tried many times) with the error code 0x000024, give or take a few 0s. I also cannot boot through Lenovo Rescue and Recovery. RnR loads, but then it asks me to select my operating system from a list/menu and none shows up. I have no choice but to cancel RnR and Start Windows Normally...which then fails and gives me a BSOD.I can send in the laptop to Lenovo right now and have them replace the hard drive. However, that would involve losing all my data. Is there a way for me to rescue some files from my hard drive before I send it in and they wipe my hard drive?Note: this laptop has no CD drive and I do not possess an external CD drive. I do not possess any Windows disks of any sort. If necessary, I can access several other Windows computers that do have CD drives.Thanks for any help you can offer.

A:Can't Boot Up Lenovo Laptop, Damaged Hard Drive, Help Rescuing Files?

If you are going to send the drive to Lenovo anyway...why not ask them if they can transfer data files, etc...in the process of installing the new hard drive?

Louis

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Can i put this "Ultrabay Graphics Card GT750M or GT755M" in my g580 lenovo?

A:Lenovo g580 question

Hi Shadowraze , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Ultrabay swappable drive bay in the ThinkPad range of laptop computers and some of IdeaPad Y Series laptops. Graphics cards would not be recognized by the BIOS unlike y410p/y510p . 
 
Regards
 
 

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Hello guys, i just bought a lenovo g580, and i am not happy with the fps I am getting. I want to play Counter Strike Global offensive.I want to ask what parts can i change on my laptop so i can get a bit better fps?So my parts are: i7 2620m witch is dual core with 4 threads on 2.7 ghz turbo boostIt also has 1x2gb ram and 1x4gb ram.Video is GForce 630m and 1 tb hard drive.CPU Socket is 988B rPGAI know I can upgrade ram and get an SSD . But can I change the processor and the video card? And also is it worth getting anymore than the 6 gb of RAM.Thank you. 

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Can i put this "Ultrabay Graphics Card GT750M or GT755M" in my g580 lenovo?

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I have a g580 with win 10 and ubuntu14. Problem started a day ago, i am unable to turn on the wifi in windows. The option is not even highlighted. Diagnostics told me that wireless connections are turned of so i tried FN +F5 but still no change . Drivers are uptodate. Everything is working fine on linux. Any solution.

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HiI have Lenovo G580(59337073) with Celeron B820.is it possible to upgrade the CPU to Intel core i3(i5) 3rd generation(Ivy Bridge)? thx 

A:Lenovo G580 CPU upgrade

Hi
 
Welcome to the community.
 
Please find below the supported Processor of your system, you can use any one of them.
 
3rd generation Intel Core i5-3210M 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Celeron B820 (1.60GHz, 2MB) 
 
Regards,
Sameer



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I had G580 with Win10 updated from Win8. After disk replace to Samsung EVO 850 computer do not boot. Only LCD was turn on and it has silver color (background light only). When I put on it stock disk everythink run ok, but I can not access bios. Then I was remove BIOS battery to check if it will possible to access BIOS. From that moment is G580 black-screen, does not boot with stock HDD, do not install WIN10 from recovery DVD, restore button does not work, battery remove and turning on for resset does not working.. Nothig. Laptop turn ON but screen is black. Never happend this before with any laptop. I google and try almost every hint.

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Hello, I have an Lenovo G580 Celeron Dual core 1,8 Ghz, 2Gb DDR3, the pocessor is B830 I think.My question is what kind of processor should I upgrade from i3 series or i5 series?I have a list with a lot of models with socket G2 but I'm not sure if all are suitable.This is the list: http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core/B830.html Can anybody help me? Thanks,

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Hello, i´ve bought G580 2 years ago, but now is this type little low-end, so i need upgrade RAM and CPU for better, but i dont know which can i put in, my parameters from AIDA64:CPU: http://imgur.com/a/d5qiNCPUID:http://imgur.com/a/6cKA2MOTHERBOARD:http://imgur.com/a/L8dQLBIOS:http://imgur.com/a/WcaPQ North Bridge:CHIPSET1:http://imgur.com/a/eubRPCHIPSET2:http://imgur.com/a/aiEsk South Bridge: CHIPSET:http://imgur.com/a/CewhQ SPD:http://imgur.com/a/WT8fP If you need more i will send, just write me what.

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The error: Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.1.0.9(08/12/11) Check cable connection..!PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM. Can anybody help me with this?

A:Lenovo G580 PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.

Hi and welcome to the communityIf any removable disk such as flash pen drive is inserted, then please remove it. Then try the procedure below.If you are trying to boot from the hard disk, Then please press F12 at lenovo screen after pressing power on and select the hard disk as the temporary boot device. This is temporary. For permanent go to bios setup utility by pressing F2 or F1 and place hdd in the first place




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Recently bought a new Lenovo G580 to replace my old decrepit Toshiba. It worked fine for a couple of days, but suddenly started BSOD-ing as I began to use the laptop more and more.

I have noticed it is more susceptible to BSOD-ing when I am running Bit Torrent. Although it seems to wait until it strikes, luring me into a false sense of security and then crippling me.

I ran BlueScreenView, as I have seen many people mention it on various forums, including this one, and the such and it gave me these results. Sorry if this is not the accepted way of throwing out these results, but I am unsure what I am doing.

093012-22042-01.dmp
30/09/2012 13:57:08
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
0x000000d1
00000000`00000028
00000000`00000002
00000000`00000000
fffff880`019ad6fd
NETIO.SYS
NETIO.SYS+106fd
x64
ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0 C:\Windows\Minidump\093012-22042-01.dmp
2 15
7601
280,808

I have put it on here in its entirety but I dont really know what this is either. Download Dump file.txt from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way

Posted on Reddit as well, but I have yet to receive any help there. :( Laptop keeps BSOD-ing. Think it may be torrent related. : techsupport

Pretty brain dead computer wise, so sorry if this is unreadable/invokes facepalms all round.

Any advice or help would be very much appreciated as I have no idea what I am doing. If all else fails I suppose I can send it back.

Thanks in advance.

A:Lenovo G580 repeated BSOD-ing

Hello,

Take a look at the following link and perform the requested steps.

This will give us more information to help diagnose your issue.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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Hi  Please tell me the maximum Size supported by Lenovo  G580 20150?. Thanks .

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I own a lenovo g580 20157 model laptop. I am facing issues like its heating up a lot while playing games.i started facing all this problems after i updated the bios to 62cn40ww. Now i face fps drops. the games i used to play on my laptop with old bios, now started lagging. I also can't find the old bios file on support page. kindly advice.

A:Lenovo G580 20157 Performance.

Hi Puneet,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing.
 
Firstly, Check BIOS? Sometimes a BIOS has fan speed controls.
 
This is normal as the game is running and full GPU is utilized, if the temp increases more than normal.  I suggest you to use the Laptop by placing it on a flat surface for good ventilation.
 
Please go through the below link to understand about Safe Temperature range for CPU?
 

Click Here
Click Here

 
You can refer the below thread for BIOS downgrade
 
Click here
 
Hope this helps.
 
Regards,
Shashi Kumar
 
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Hi,
I would like to know if my laptop is compatible with Windows Vista SP1 x64.I tried to install it,but when i rebooted the first time,it gave me a blue screen.I can't even boot into Safe Mode,or Last Known Good Configuration.I know Vista SP1 is compatible with UEFI,right?

A:Lenovo G580 20150 compatibility

Do not worry about compatibility. You must meet the minimum requirements.
What is windows vista?
Scroll a bit down the page
Then click on Vista Premium
https://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki...s_in_UEFI-mode

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Hello.

I have a Lenovo G580 with Windows 8. I have a weird problem with audio. If the default audio is set as internal speakers and I plug in my headphones the sound just keeps coming from the internal speakers. But if I set the headphones as default, I can switch between the speakers and headphones as I want and there is no problem if only I play music from my computer.

If I try to play something from my browser, however, the sound only comes from the internal speakers and connecting the headphones does nothing. Except (and this is where it gets weird) if I play something from my computer first using the headphones. Then I can play anything from the browser and hear it through the headphones as long as I don't plug them out. If I plug them out, the sound switches back to the internal speakers and trying to plug in the headphones again doesn't do anything. So I have to play something from my computer again with the headphones plugged in and then switch to my browser to again play everything through my headphones.

What's wrong with it? Any way to make it work as it should work?

A:Lenovo G580 audio problem

Hi lenny111, first question would be what make of audio chip and have you downloaded the latest 8.1 drivers?

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HelloI have a Lenovo G580 laptop with windows 7.I used it for about 2 years and 1 month ago my laptop diesthe laptop does not work and does not have any sign of electric. it does not work with the AC adaptor or with the battery, so the issue was in the motherboard, i bought a new motherboard and replaced the old one with the new (used), then the laptop back to  life againbut the problem is the laptop does not function with the battery, when I plugging the AC adaptor the charging lamp Lighting up and when I run the windows the battery indicator show (92% in charge) for hours and when i unplug the ac adaptor computer shuts down instantly.Please advise .Thank you !

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Hi, A small amount of water was spilt over the keyboard. It was promptly soaked up and computer worked fine for two hours. Some of the keys are no longer working (space, b, n and arrows). The computer is working fine and external keyboard is fine.Any ideas of how to get them working again? They have been removed and all looks dry. Thanks

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I purchased a new lenovo G580 laptop last month(i5 -3210m and Windows 7 x64 home premium) and have had around 6-8 crashes.Havent installed any new software except Skype. The crashes initially mentioned only 'damageguardx64.sys' of Lenovo. However I am unable to find any fix for it. Can you pls help.

A:New Lenovo G580 BSOD error

Welcome aboard.

► First of all, uninstall McAfee. That's bad.

Code:
fffff880`09dbd268 fffff880`0106c97cUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\mfehidk.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mfehidk.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mfehidk.sys
mfehidk+0x6c97c
It is McAfee Host Intrusion Detection Link Driver. Use Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows.

► A lot of Lenovo Bloatware are there, causing problems.
Damage Guard: Causing some damages here

Code:
BugCheck 19, {22, 0, 0, 0}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\DamageGuardX64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for DamageGuardX64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for DamageGuardX64.sys
Probably caused by : DamageGuardX64.sys ( DamageGuardX64+32b4a )

Followup: MachineOwner
Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer driver now:

Code:
fffff880`09dbd888 fffff880`0183d30fUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\fbfmon.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for fbfmon.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for fbfmon.sys
fbfmon+0x330f
Get rid of all those things. Follow the guide: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/219576-clean-up-factory-bloatware.html

► Free up the startup.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. I... Read more

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Hi
I have a Lenovo g580 with windows 7 home premium 64 bit, whenever it goes to sleep, in whatever way, I get a black screen telling me that windows did not shutdown successfully.

I have completed a system restore to factory settings and downloaded and installed all updates. I have also run all Lenovo diagnostics to no avail.

I have changed the settings in power options, the bios has no power option.

I would appreciate any help

Many thanks
 

A:Lenovo G580 Sleep Problem

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 ?  ?  ? My Lenovo G580 says "Lenovo" and didnt want to startup. I had try really many tutorials, i ude this pc for my school and i really need it to works please help me guys???? 

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Hi.I have a G580 laptop, and its gets my gray hair :-) The keyboard is working very strange, the number keys dont work 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-0, the numlock is not working eighter, i have to enable capslock the write smalle letters, i cant log into windows because my password is with numbers, i have tried to clean my laptop twice, every time it come up with a windows default account wich i don know the password for, i cant boot up in safe mode because i dont have the right paasword. As you can see i am pretty stocked her.. Please Help....

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Hello every one today i was working normaly with my laptop g580 and the laptop turned off like when you unpluging the charger. I try to turn it with the charger/battery/both without any luck. No sign or light work . I make some solution like hard resset, pressing the button for 30s .... without any luck. Any sugesstion to fixing it even opening the laptop?

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Hi
I have a Lenovo g580 with windows 7 home premium 64 bit, whenever it goes to sleep, in whatever way, I get a black screen telling me that windows did not shutdown successfully.
I have completed a system restore to factory settings and downloaded and installed all updates. I have also run all Lenovo diagnostics to no avail.
I have changed the settings in power options, the bios has no power option.
I would appreciate any help
Many thanks

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Hello I have problem with bios update i have Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Installed yesterday) and i cant update bios because TDK error 255, i try run program on W7 64bit, W8 64bit and W10 Pro 64bit, but program doesnt run properly, so do you have any tips ? I was trying to run in Diagnostic mode, Safe boot etc..., but nothing happens.Another solution is Flash bios, but i am not Proffesional in bios, so i am worrying about crash my laptop, if i do it wrong my laptop will doesnt run, so i if you have any good guide how to do it right please help me.Thank for comment. Picture of error: http://imgur.com/AMZcV85 Specs from CPU-Z:CPU: http://imgur.com/a/3O3unMainboard: http://imgur.com/a/0I4m8 

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While charging my lenovo g580, for first couple of minutes it gets charged but after that it stars to toggle bw charging and not charging msg continuously.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MmYNPzxg0xoAbove link shows the problem

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Hi I've lost my antivirus on my laptop, any suggestions on what should I do?

A:lost protection on my G580 Lenovo

What do you mean by "lost" exactly? Did your license expire?

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Hello, I was wondering if I could install a second hard drive in my laptop. I currently have the orignal 1 TB hard drive but was thinking about buying an additional SSD Hard Drive to install in my laptop. Thanks!

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How to install my new hard drive inside my laptop

A:Laptop hard drive install

Hi, Sorry, I don't know your laptop. What is it ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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Model: 20157/2689Lenovo G580Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14No wifi card detected in device manager and intel proset gives error driver not installed.?

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Hi there all, Recently I got a Lenovo G580 (2189).Because I need WiDi (wireless display) options I bought a Intel Centrino Advanced-N6230 wireless card. After installing this hardware an error showed up at the startup: error 1802 ... unauthorized etc etc. I did not know about Lenovo - Bios and whitelisting hardware. Anyway this simple question remains. Which Intel Wirelesscard can I use with this laptop in order to work properly.Cause I don't want to hack the bios Cheers,Marlon

A:Lenovo G580 replacing wirelesscard not succesful -...

Hello and welcome,
 
I'm more familiar with ThinkPads, so please double-check anything you read in this post...
 
The problem with the white list is that a wireless card has to have a Lenovo FRU number.  It isn't sufficient to be an Intel XYZ board, it has to be an XYZ with the firmware ( the PCI subsystem ID) modified for Lenovo.  Reputable vendors will list the FRU if the board will play nice with the white list.
 
Take a look at the hardware maintenance manual for the G580, page 102l.  It lists an Intel 6150NX with an FRU # of 20002543.
 
Lenovo G480, G485, G580, G585, G780 Hardware Maintenance Manual (English)
 
As I said, this isn't my field of expertise (if there is one...) but maybe this will at least get you started.
 
Z.
 
 

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Hello, The Problem:Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS  to my HDD in UEFI mode. Soon I found out that I could not access the BIOS using F2, but F12 allowed selection of boot device. Reinstalling Windows, I found out that the boot menu still had the Ubuntu entry and I still could not access the BIOS. I searched on the web for a solution and before I could manage to find a proper one, I managed to delete both the ubuntu and windows boot manager boot entries, still locked out of bios. This time I could not boot into any OS, could not access bios using f2 nor access boot menu using f12.  The Solution:There was one last hope, during boot I noticed that PXE (Boot via ethernet option was still showing).Note: This solution requires you to update the BIOS. This is a very risky procedure, so proceed with caution. This will also probably void your warranty. If you can access boot menu (F12) and want to regain access to the BIOS (F2), boot into Windows 7. Install a bios update for your laptop (specifically for your laptop) available at The Lenovo Support Site. The oldest BIOS (probably for Windows 7) is preffered. If you donot have access to windows 7, perform step 2 and boot into the created ISO by creating a bootable CD or pendrive. Then goto step 11.If you can't access F12 and F2, cannot boot into OS, but can boot via Ethernet (there should be a message about trying Atheros Ethernet PXE Boot during startup), start from step 1. Perform the following steps on a s... Read more

A:Lenovo G580 cannot access BIOS after installing Ub...

Update: Even in the newest BIOS Update 62cn97ww (for Lenovo G580), Ubuntu causes the same problem. I came across a solution on the internet, that works without having to update the BIOS if Ubuntu can be accessed. To fix it, boot into Ubuntu (should be installed on the system), start Terminal and type in the following commands:sudo grub-install
sudo efibootmgr -b 0 -BReboot and F2 should work. BIOS should be accessible through F12>Tab>Setup also. Ubuntu will boot no more but can probably be fixed.

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Hi Team, I just bought Lenovo G580 laptop on 26 April 2013. It worked for few days well, but yesternight it suddenly trip to white screen. I made on/off several times, in/out the batteries but the white screen remains same after turn on the laptop. When i turn it on the screen goes white and it reamins constant.... Anybody have idea what problem it relates too ? What to do ? Please help guyz ?












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A:Lenovo G580 screen goes white display

hi sameerjha28,
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
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You can try doing this:
-Turn off the computer.
-Unplug AC Adapter and remove the battery.
- Hold the Power button Down for at least 10-15 seconds, Then try reconnecting the AC adapter only and leave the battery out, turn it ON and see if it will make any difference.
- If it powered on Try it with the battery and check if it would still turn on properly.
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If the above steps did not work Try an external monitor and check if it works there.
 
I would suggest Contact Lenovo Technical Support for service if the steps above did not help.
 
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Hope this helps,




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Hi All,
I am facing problem please help me out. Actually I forgot my Administrator password and I was using my system using Guest Account. But unfortunately today when I turn on my laptop to try recover the password, display turned into Blank and I hardly can see folders, Icon etc. I tried some with my own but does work thats why I need some expert advise. I have tried the following but didn't work

1. Reboot the system.
2. Opened in safe mode.
3. remove the battery and adapter after some time reboot. etc.

My laptop's configuration is given below :
Lenovo G580,Ci5 3RD/4GB/500GB/Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.

Please let me know If you required any specific information.

Thanks in Advance
Shubh

A:Lenovo G580/i5/4GB blank screen on bootup

For password see option 4 or 5 - User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

Can you be more specific about how it turned blank? A photograph will help tremendously. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi all,is there a way to order new original sticker for Lenovo G580 (like this one on picture)?I have new, very good G580 laptop (model 20150) and I am very satisfied. I replaced the CPU and put the new i7 3610QM in it, 8GB of RAM and SSD. The only thing that tore and which bothers me is sticker. xDIf anyone from Lenovo can help me with this, I would be grateful.  

A:Lenovo G580 - where to order original sticker?

Hi Wind,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
It really feels something amazing when people are concerned about stickers more than issue. I can honestly say that i haven't tried it. However if you asked me to guess I would suggest you to contact the nearest service center for futher assistance.
 
Hope this helps. Let us know how you get on.
 
Regards,
Shashi Kumar
 
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Just started happening this week.   It's stuck at the boot screen "lenovo".   I tried many different methods like removing battery, holding power button to reset, etc.  The *only* way to get it to boot is the remove memory card, and put it back.  Then it will boot up fine.     It might then boot fine for the rest of the day.  But then the next day (or after being shutdown for a while), it happens again so i have to remove memory card, put it back, etc.  What could be the problem here ?  I tried both memory slots.  So i don't think it's particular to one slot.  

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Hello. Can someone help me please. My lenovo G580 laptop is stuck on the lenovo splash screen and I do not know how to fix it.

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A:lenovo g580 20150 latest bios.

My rule of thumb with BIOS updates is "if it is not broke, do not try to fix it" because there is always an inherent risk that a BIOS update can fail, and if so, leave  the system bricked (dead) requirnig a new motherboard, and there does not appear to be anything in the latest updates readme.txt other than specific fixes for Windows 8.1... So I would hold off. Summary of changes
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General Information:
Fixed:
1. Modified small number keys (such as the key U, I, O¡­) matrix for win8. Cheers, 

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I saw some past threads here on this sight, but none of them nailed a good enough answer for me, so here I am.

My problem is that I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista on it, but I want to install Windows XP "over it" because I cannot use any of my previous programs or media on Vista.

How do I reformat the hard drive in this Toshiba laptop to delete Vista and install XP Pro, because when I boot from my new Windows XP Pro CD, it states in the middle of the setup "Cannot find hard disk."

Any suggestions?
 

A:Need to format laptop hard drive to install XP.

Hello,

Try this link, it should be simple to partition your drive and install Windows XP as long as you have the software. I have a Mac and partitioned mine with Vista because I couldn't find XP software. Anyhow I used a program called BootCamp which is for Apple but the following link should work with your laptop or any other non-mac computers. I browsed the site and it is easy to understand and it gives you step by step instructions, pictures included. Hope this helps....

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/howto-windows-xp-install-on-a-vista-computer

Once you pull the website, click on the link under Overview and that should be all you need.

Let me know. Misty
 

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hello
my problem is very confusing
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i tried installing intel USB driver , ADB driver but still no response
i use windows 8.1 last update was 3 days ago

A:android devices aren't recognized by my lenovo G580

Originally Posted by Zaref


hello
my problem is very confusing
every time i plug in a usb for android device it says it's not recognized by windows however the mobile or the tablet are charging via the USB but i cannot access the memory card
i tried installing intel USB driver , ADB driver but still no response
i use windows 8.1 last update was 3 days ago



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Im not native english speaker, sry if u cant understand some parts. Ill try my best to make my message clear so eventual will come easier.

This problem occurs for quite some time, its rather calm since few weeks when I downloaded shitload of new drivers and some other lenovo stuff but might be just coincedence. Since this issue doesnt want to go away itself I have to do something about it. I can send it to Lenovo for free service anymore so Id like to ask some experts if theres something I can do to fix this issue.

Some info:
- occurs usually while typing or other stuff, but few times my laptop literally went nuts and flashed black screens few times a sec, no matter if i touched it or not

- its not overheating, i bought cooling pad and it didnt help much

- can happen just after turning laptop on and not happen during 10h+ session

Thank you in advance.

A:Screen randomly flashing black on Lenovo G580

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 which will uncover most problems. Report back results as there may be other steps indicated.

Why did you install all of these other drivers? Did you already have performance problems or just create them?

Do you have a System Restore point still available before this problem began?

What else have you installed? Please post back as screenshot of Control Panel's Programs and Features after maximizing the page, using the Snipping Tool from Start Menu: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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Hello All,
 
My Lenovo Laptop, Lenovo G580 Model 2189, was upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Up until then I had been using Lenovo Solutions Center (LSC) and the Backup utility within it.
 
Now post the upgrade the Backup option has disappeared from the LSC. I am running LSC Version 2.8. 
 
I upgraded to LSC 3.x after reading somewhere that I should do this if I have upgradred to Windows 10. Then the only option I got was the periodic hardware scan for problems. So I downgraded again to LSC 2.8.
 
Will LSC Backup work under Windows 10 ?
Is there a Windows 10 version of LSC I can download that does have the backup option ?
 
Thanks All
John.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:G580 - LSC Lenovo Solutions Center - Missing Backu...

Yes I have upgraded to LSC 3.3.002 and File Backup Utility has disappeared.

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Hi,   I had upgraded my Lenovo G580 to windows 10. Everything working fine except dolby audio and touchpad scroll. Volume is too low when it is 100 and also touch pad scroll is not working. In previous version i have problem in wifi now it is working fine in windows 10. Kindly update the audio and touchpad drivers for windows 10 or give any suggestion to fix this problems.

A:Lenovo G580 windows 10 dolby driver and touch pad ...

Dear kathir26,
 
Thank You For Contacting Lenovo.
 
Kindly be informed that the Windows 10 Drivers For your machine model G580 arent released yet so you can follow up on our Website to find the driver needed once they are available.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g-series-laptops/lenovo-g580-no...
 
 



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I noticed that new drivers were released for G580. The drivers (Lenovo Enegry Management Driver) canot install because when the installer starts up, it immediatelly closes. Do I have an issue somewhere? Windows 10 (1511, Build 10568.17)Lenovo G580 (20157)

A:Lenovo G580 Windows 10 ACPI Driver not installing?

hi acemod13,
 
I looked at the Lenovo Energy Management driver for Windows 10 and upon observing the installer behavior, it extract the ACPI driver files (58KB) to C:\ProgramData\Lenovo\ACPIDriver (this may explain why the installer closes right after extracting).
 
If you're seing an Unknown Device in the Device Manager with an ACPI hardware ID (see image below) then try to update the driver manually and point it to the C:\ProgramData\Lenovo\ACPIDriver folder
 - Sample image
 
If you're unable to see the driver files, I've uploaded them here.
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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I bought my Lenovo G580 more than 3 years ago, and it came with Windows 8.
For a certain reason, my coworker installed on it windows 7.
I tried to restore it to the original image by using the Novo OneKey Rescue button next to the power button... but unfortunately it didn't work... when i press the Novo button, four (4) choices appear on the screen:
- Normal Setup
- BIOS Setup
- Boot Menu
- System Recovery
When i press "System Recovery", windows 7 starts normally without recovering anything...
Is there any way to restore my Laptop to the original factory software???
Thank you in advance...
 
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A:G580 - Lenovo OneKey Rescue button is not working ...

Your One Key Recovery (OKR) button is working, but most likely the recovery partition that contained the necessary files was removed or destroyed during the install of Windows 7.You have a couple of options:1. Contact Lenovo Support by phone, ask if the recovery DVD's are still available and purchase them, it is a reasonable price...2. Purchase the retail DVD of Windows (7, 8.1 or 10) and perform a fresh install.3. Pick a Linux version you like - download and burn to DVD, then install from media.I personally use Windows 10 Pro and Linux Mint (Dual Boot) on my G580 with no hardware issues in either OS... Really like some of the applications that Linux has, and the fact that it is completely free to use.Good luck.CB

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Please assist as I did the following steps to access the BIOS, it hangs:1. Shut down the computer2. Press the "Recovery Button" NOT THE POWER BUTTON (A small round button with curve arrow sign which is located on the left side of the Power Button just next to the dust removal opening on the left side of the laptop)3. Selected the BIOS Setup and nothing happens. I cannot even choose the boot option. If I put a pendrive with ubuntu, It picks it up, but not the Windows pendrive.My original HDD has bad sectors and cannot clone it. Any Ideas on how to help me?

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Can I get another install disk from windows or do I have to pay for it? What can I do under the circumstances? The original version was Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 but she and I will be happy with any version of windows XP and would put Vista in it if I had to. Somebody please give me some advice. Thanks in advance.

A:can't re-install windows on my HP laptop after new hard drive replacement

HP will replace the disks for about 17.00

post your model and serial number (HP uses serial number to determine which year your computer is and which software it can legally supply) and I can point you to the place to order. Or go to HP support and put in the model number and wend your way to the drivers and downloads section and write down the part number listed under "recovery disk set" (may be more than one available for your model) and then look on the right side of the page for a link to order your recovery disk set. You will need to enter the SN at some point to order.

Also if the old drive is still readable, you could (on those later than Nov. 2004) clone the recovery partition and the "c" partition off the old drive and then write it to the new drive and use f-11 or f-10 to run the recovery install from the hp splash screen of the new drive. After the install you can then expand the original partition to fit the new drive size.

I have a dv5000 on the bench in front of me and I own a compaq v5000 (which uses the identical recovery disk set.)
The compaq did not come with a recovery partition so I had to order the disks set.
Both use mediacenter 2005

The recovery disk set made from the original files is 2 duel layer dvd's, or 4 dvd-r dvd's, or 23 CD's.

The actual HP OEM recovery disk set will not ask for a cd-key and will be automatically activated.

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Hello!

I have been searching your site and haven't found the answer to my question.

My uncle has an HP Pavillion laptop ze4900. Not sure exactly how old it is.

The hard drive crashed & burned. I picked up a new one.

The original had 4200 rpm and was a 40 GB ATA drive with 2 mb cache. The new one is a 120 GB SATA WD Scorpio with 8 mb cache. RPM isn't stated on the box, but all I've been seeing is that its probably around 5600.

CAN I replace the old with the new w/out frying out the whole computer?

If anyone could respond QUICK, I'd appreciate it. My uncle wants the computer back ASAP (I've had it for a while, but haven't had the time to devote to its repair) and I am hesitant about opening the drive box till I know for SURE that its okay.

Thanks!
 

A:Fast help requested - laptop hard drive install

Hi there, thanks for the private message.

ATA and SATA interfaces (the connectors) are completely different, so, short answer, I believe, would be NO.
Edited for typo only.
 

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I am trying to help out a family member. Her little used laptop (now 8 years old) slowed down to a crawl.
After trying all software solutions (repair, restore etc), I ran HD Tune which showed the heard drive was failing (plus the fact at idle the drive starts spinning furiously for a few seconds every couple of minutes).

I have taken an image of the drive onto an external hard drive using Macrium. As it is an HP Pavillion (dv6404tu) and came only with the system restore on the hard drive and no op sys disk, can I install a new drive, make a bootable CD and boot from this and then transfer the image onto the new drive? And is it that simple?

Also, as a new 120gb drive for this model will run approx $125, a SSD makes more financail/performance sense, only from what I have read, am I correct in that I can't use a SSD with this older laptop?

Thanks in advance.

HP Pavillion dv6404tu with Vista 32bit

A:Replace hard drive in HP Laptop without install discs

The chances are that yes, it is that simple.

On my old Dell laptop with Vista, that's how the system had been transferred to an SSD. The difference was that I've used USB not CD boot disk. The imaging with Macruim did not impact licensing of the OS and applications, they are working just fine. Vista is SSD aware and will adjust the boot sector size for the best SSD performance.

The wild card is how HP handles licenses for the new hard drive, be that HDD or SSD? They may do it differently than Dell, but I doubt it...

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A:How to install windows 7 to new hard drive. Laptop came preinstalled.

You can burn a 7 DVD from this site
Microsoft Software Recovery
You will need a valid Key to complete the download. Good Luck
The key should be somewhere on your computer. It has 25 digits or letters and looks like this
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx
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A:How To Install And Mount Internal Laptop Hard drive

Just buy a universal bracket. It has slots rather than precise screw holes for mounting. That way the screws don't need to line up perfectly to be secure.

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Hi, I have lenovo G580 20157 laptop with windows 8 pro, i found a bios update 62cn97ww on support site but when i restarted my laptop and run the 62cn97ww update it just hangs and does not respond. kept ideal for long time to restart but no response. Any help on this?

A:Lenovo G580 20157 bios 62cn97ww update problem

hi adarsh_savant,
 
I think you may have concern in this thread,
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/G580-Bios-update-problem/m-p/1199186/highlight...
 
Here the suggested solution from neokenchi that helped.
 
1. Boot into the BIOS by repeatedly tapping F2 on startup
 
2. In the BIOS, navigate to the Boot Tab and set UEFI to Disabled or Legacy then press F10 to save and exit. When
the computer reboots, check if you still get the errors and/or if you're able to boot into Windows.
 
3. If same problem, leave the changes that you made on Step 2 and attempt to re-install Windows via a Windows 8 recovery drive or OneKey Recovery button (note that this will wipe the computer to factory settings)
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!



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Thanks
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A:please help to install windows vista in a hp laptop replaced with a new hard drive?

hi,,, if you know anyone with an origanal vista disc then they can install vista back on your machine using the product key on the bottom of the laptop,,, a greenish blue sticker with microsoft on it,,,,, this install will not load all the HP stuff that comes with your pc when new,,,, but once the os is back on you could look on the discs to find all the HP stuff,,,,
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A:Broken laptop screen, hard drive out, how to install into other comp?

Yes, it can be accessed in another computer for data. There are adapters that will do the trick. I would choose to connect via the USB. Some adapters can handle both 2.5" and 3.5" HDDs. A laptop is a 2.5" HDD. Expect to pay $25-$45 for the adapter.
 

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This happens regardless what system I try to install. I've tried two different versions of XP, one of Vista and 3 Win 7 and each time a different install CD.

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hi .
i have a Compaq nx 7400 .
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im stuck and i dont know what else to try . anyone had this problem before .?

Thanks for any help .
very strange .
Timo
 

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A:hard drive crash... install windows on new hard drive withou...

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A:Can't install Windows 7 on lenovo laptop

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A:Fresh Install of XP on Lenovo T61 Laptop

You've probably run into the fact that XP doesn't recognize SATA hard drives. You could be in for a ride! But first, try this:
Enter the BIOS as the computer boots up. Look for an option to select "Compatible" rather than "AHCI" for the Hard Drive. These names may be different. If you can change it, try the install again.

I trust you have all the drivers for XP for your computer. I believe they're on this website:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-67853.html
 

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this is what it looks like! please help me I am in trouble. I tried looking at other people's questions about this but none of the answers seem to help me and it always redirects me back to this same screen.please tell me what to do!
 

A:Lenovo g580 opens at boot menu/app menu screen help!!

and it won't let me exit either!
 

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Hello. I have a Lenovo G580 Notebook with Windows 10 installed. The issue is that the Windows hotkeys, that is Windows key and other letter combinations, aren't working. For example, normally, if I press Windows key + I, then the Settings app should open up or if I press Windows key + R, then Run should open up. But the Start screen opens up instead in all such cases.

This is happening since I have updated the Synaptics touchpad driver via Windows Update. If I uninstall the driver, then the hotkeys start working again. But as soon as I install the driver, they stop working. This was not happening with Windows 10 before, even when the Synaptics driver was installed. It has suddenly started happening couple of months ago. Also I cannot completely uninstall the Synaptics driver because my laptop came with it itself nor can I stop the driver from updating as it is an important driver and it needs to be updated to be compatible with Windows 10.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

A:Windows hotkeys not working on Lenovo G580 Notebook (Windows 10).

If you PM me your email address I will send you a link to the Synaptics driver that works for me. Then you will have to use the HideUpdate hotfix to keep Windows update from changing it.

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hello, i bought a Lenovo today for professional using. The system which based installed is Windows 10 Family. I want to install Windows 10 Pro. But at the step to select the hard drive where I want to install system, i have a message about it can not find driver for disk... The disk is not recognize trought diskpart and i tested also under ubuntu 16.04 : gparted did not saw the local drive. But when i launch the OS pre installed, the system is functionning perfectly. Is anyone could help me to install Windows correctly ? Thank you

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I bought a Lenovo g580 model 2689 laptop back in august, and it has now stopped working. Whenever I try to switch it on, lights come on, it makes booting noises, the fan works, but nothing happens, just a black screen. I know the monitor works because it has turned on once since I've had this problem. Please help, I have a presentation next week and can't access my work!

A:g580 Laptop will not boot up!

Are you able to use the Lenovo One-Key recovery? 




Mophead.The guy with the Data-centre in his Bedroom.

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Lenovo M30-70 - dead hard drive three months after warranty expired - replaced with SSD - how to install Windows 8?I managed to get the Windows key from the BIOS, attempted to install Windows using Microsoft download tool - every time asks for a key no matter what version I try. The key from the BIOS is not detected automatically. When entered manually it is always rejected. Any ideas? Is it possible to install W8 with 'trial' key and then activate with the original key from the BIOS or is it single use only?

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I ordered a SSD drive.  It is 2.5''/7mm.  Will it fit in my computer? 










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A:Lenovo G505s hard drive size?

Always a good idea to look at your service manual / maintenance manual for this information before you order parts...Go to the support tab on this site, enter in your specifics then select your computer from the list. One your support page loads, at the bottom you will find a link to documents, choose it and read up on your service manual. It has quite a bit of good information about updating or upgrading parts, including a white list of acceptable replacements and upgrade paths.Good luck.CB

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Hello,I apologize for mistakes, but English is not my native language.I own a Lenovo G500 laptop. The laptop works with 500gb hard drive Seagate model ST500LT012.I want to replace it with a 1TB hard drive. I have 2 questions.1. What hard drive would you recommend.2. Can I replace the current hard drive that has a height of 7 mm with a hard drive that has a height of 9.5 mm?

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Require to Install Windows 8 on Lenovo Laptop with no CD
I tried the first option which was to use the One Key Recovery but this failed.
So only other option is to install a fresh copy of Windows 8 on this.

However as most new Laptops/Computers don't come with discs any more or license keys, how would I go about this? what is the best site to download a genuine copy of this.

Any help would be appreciated

Thank you in advance,

A:Require to Install Windows 8 on Lenovo Laptop with no CD

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

Clean Install - Windows 8

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Hi all,
recently i bought new laptop(lenovo g580), it is having DOS operating system. now i want to install windows 7 can i know details what i have to do for that? what drivers i had to install? please mention step by step.


Thanks
srinivas

A:Can i know steps to install windows 7 for new lenovo laptop(having DOS

Hi,

Simply insert your Windows 7 installation DVD into the DVD player of the laptop, and then boot from it. Follow the steps presented to you to install Windows 7. It will automatically take care of 99.9% of the drivers, so you don't need to worry about that.

Regards,
Golden

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Hi, I have a problem with an ideapad100 laptop which were recently bought from local retailer. I downloaded all all relevant drivers for this model for Windows 7 Home 64bit. I'm unable to install almost none of them. Here are some of the errors I'm getting:"This BIOS is only for Lenovo 100-14/15IBD. Your macine does not match with this BIOS." - BIOS"No appropriate driver to be installed" - LAN Driver"NVIDIA Installer cannot continue. This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" - Nvidia VGA Driver"Error 1935" - OneKey Optimizer"This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing this software" - Intel VGA Driver"Could not find the device for this driver" - Conexant Audio Driver KB2685811 was fineRealtek LAN was fine Is it possible that they sold a laptop with wrong parts? Or do you have any other ideas? Thanks

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Had the same problem. Tried to install Win7 in  hope of making the HDMI output project my screen on external monitor, but gave up as got the same error messages as you did. Then installed Win 8.1 and made the external screen work...for about 5 minutes. Then installed Win 10 but external screen still ot working, tried at least 4 different VGA drivers, updated BIOS, etc. My conclusion is that there are serious driver issues with this laptop, Win 7 do not even bother trying.  Try Win 8.1 or 10 and let me know if you can use HDMI to project screen ,and the driver version you use! Thanks

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Hi Everyone, I'm at my wits end and was hoping someone might be able to help me understand what exactly I need to do, purchase to bring my laptop back to life. Long story short, I have had this for just over 2 years, no more warranty and the hard drive I believe is going out/has gone out. It all started with a failed windows 10 upgrade, kept looping, finally I blew away I guess everything on it. Now when I am trying to re-instal windows 8.1 it tells me that it cannot because the hard disk may fail soon. I can get mostly through the windows setup but it always ends up failing. My question is, can someone help me identify what exactly needs to be replaced? I am fairly tech savy good at following directions and installing things by myself. (garbage disposals, haha). What I am not good at is trying to track down what hard drive to buy would be? I hate to bring it to best buy as its $200 just for a diagnosis and then whatever to fix it on top of that.  Can anyone offer insight and help me become enlightened? Thanks so much, L    

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I just bought a new Lenovo G530 laptop. It comes with a 160GB HDD. I have a large music collection on my desktop PC(60GB) in iTunes. I made backup dvd's on the desktop PC and started to recover them on my new laptop. I got about half way done and got a message that i ran out of memory on the sw_preload(c drive). I looked at the C drive and it shows i have over 50% free space left? What is the problem here? I have searched on this website and google about this problem and have not found anything.


Thanks,
Zach

A:Problem with hard drive space missing on new lenovo

Considering its music files this might not be the case but I found this out the hard way and figured I would share it. If your hard drive is formatted in FAT 32 and any of the files you are trying to transfer to that hard drive are over 4GB you will receive a message stating there isn't enough storage space. Hope that helps.

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I am trying to perform a Window Easy Transfer and all was well until I tried to transfer data from my Toshiba 3.0 USB external hard drive to the other computer. It won't recognize the drive. Apparently others are having this challenge to. Other than selling my client an expensive 60GB flash drive, has anyone had this problem with the Lenova Think Pad Edge E420 running Windows 7?

All that trouble for nothing and I don't want the expense of a transfer cable. Is there a driver update? I went to the Lenovo site and found it really useless—or maybe I am just useless.

Thanks
 

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I just bought a new Lenovo G530 laptop. It comes with a 160GB HDD. I have a large music collection on my desktop PC(60GB) in iTunes. I made backup dvd's on the desktop PC and started to recover them on my new laptop. I got about half way done and got a message that i ran out of memory on the sw_preload(c drive). I looked at the C drive and it shows i have over 50% free space left? What is the problem here? I have searched on this website and google about this problem and have not found anything.
Thanks,
Zach
 

A:Problem with hard drive space missing on new lenovo

Well, first of all how big are these DVDs?
(Sorry to ask such a basic question.. but you never know..)
 

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I have a Lenovo IdeaCentre K210 desktop. My hard drive ran out of room and now will not boot. I tired using 'safe mode' to delete some old files and I did recover some extra hard drive space but it still will not boot. (The .exe file that starts the OS appears to be hidden in a special 'Lenovo created partition and I am unable to find it in safe mode.)

I hooked my hard drive to another computer (using a USB device) to recover my data files but all of my data files are missing my latest saves? I seems that Lenovo creates a special type of file or partition called 'dynamic buffer.' I can only assume that my most recent saves are located there and are placed on 'C drive' when I 'release the dynamic buffer' (of course did not happen when the hard drive became full.)

Lenovo web site has a 'recovery' program but (if I understand correctly) it reformats the hard drive and reinstalls the OS. If this is true, all my data would be losted.

My best solution would be to be able to 'boot up' from my hard drive. I tried the OS cd to repair the boot problem but apparently it does not know where the special .exe file is and nothing is fixed.

The second best solution would be to find a software program that can extract my data from my hard drive. Anyone know of one?
 

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