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  1. J

    Question External USB keyboard stops responding ?

    External USB keyboard stops responding when there is an overheat during games (but laptop keyboard keeps working) . When I exit the game, within a minute the USB keyboard starts working again. Is this expected when overheating happens? Anything else I can do apart from trying to keep it cool...
  2. E

    Question Upgrading Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 SFF w/ GTX 1660 Ti

    Howdy partners, I'm interested in combining M900 with proper GPU. So I was wondering: is it possible to install a fully fledged GTX 1660 Ti (or similar card) in Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 SFF? -- of course, only after PSU upgrade. I have a spare SilentiumPC 450W Elementum E2 unit lying around --...
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    Question Lenovo Desktop PC making strange repeating 'grinding' noise

    My Lenovo Legion Tower 5i has begun making a strange grinding-ish noise during light use and while idling. When I first received the PC, I switched out the power supply with a Cooler Master MasterWatt 750 PSU, but then the PC would consistently make this 'grinding' noise upon startup. Assuming...
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    Question Removed screen cable, now Lenovo legion doesn't turn on.

    I wanted to replace my Lenovo legion 5p screen and removed the cable, but forgot to take the battery out. The laptop turned on but the keyboard lit up multiple times which I found weird. I shut it down, after this the fans would turn on but no keyboard lighting. It charged for just 30s before...
  5. Jam Butter

    [SOLVED] Processor utilization limits to 46%

    Guys I have a T430 with 8GB RAM and i5-3320M 2.6Ghz cpu. Battery’s dead and there’s a newer BIOS version but I can’t update it without battery. It was very slow and stuck every time I run a heavy software like visual studio. It is having windows 10 pro and I recently noticed that it limits the...
  6. thomasbuzer

    Question SSD freezes and needs shutdown

    Hi ! I recently installed a second SSD ( Kingston NV1 M.2 2280 NVMe SSD 1TB) in my laptop to expand storage capabilities. BUT, when using programs installed on that SSD, it sometimes crashes and needs shutdown of the whole system for it to work again. Otherwise, the sysetm runs fine. When it...
  7. Tonyxforce

    Question cant get ubuntu 20.04 to install

    Ive got a pretty good pc for free and i tried to install ubuntu 20.04 to it to make a server out of it every time i try to boot it from the installer usb that i burned with rufus it just hangs at the purple screen with some logos on the bottom ive seen on a reddit thread that i just need to...
  8. Cameron.carter

    Question T460 not booting after adjustments to BIOS.

    I have Slackware 15 installed on my Lenovo T460. It's specs are Intel i5, 8GB DDR4 RAM, SD8TB8U256G1001-3/256GB SSD. I upgraded my kernel and it caused startx to not work so I was only able to load the kernel and sign in but my laptop wpupd boot into the SSD and load Linux. I changed a few...
  9. Question Lenovo Ideapad 3 14ALC6 laptop and RAM compatibility ?

    Hello! I need some help. I bought a Lenovo Ideapad 3 14ALC6 laptop from Amazon, and would like to increase the amount of RAM to 12GB and bought RAM from Samsung. Do you think it will be compatible with this laptop? Laptops specs...
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    Question Lenovo Legion 5 not connecting to external monitor ?

    Hello, I have had a Legion 5 laptop for about 2 months now, and everything has been wonderful. I use it with an 2nd monitor that I connect via HDMI, which was working well up until about a week ago. Now, when I plug in the cable, nothing happens. I have tried different cables, tried going HDMI...
  11. T

    Question Built in keyboard stops working when charger is plugged in

    Hey there, I've seen multiple posts regarding this issue. But none seem to fit exactly to mine. So I've decided to create a new thread. I have the Lenovo Legion y540-15irh 81sx, about 3 years old, so no more warranty. I've been trying to figure out why my keyboard has stopped working while the...
  12. lisbono2001

    Question Stuck at 144 hz on 240 hz monitor

    I bought a Lenovo monitor model Y27gq-25 which is 2k (1440p) display 240 hz monitor. It's fine for the first few days but after that it stuck at 144hz. So I decided to send it to the retailer store where I bought it from for them to diagnose the issue. But when they test it, it seem fine so...
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    Question Was this Lenovo Legion 7 16-inch laptop a good deal ?

    Recently been looking at gaming laptops to purchase for work/gaming and stumbled upon a Lenovo Legion 7 with: 32GB Ram, 1TB SSD, RTX 3070 i7-11800H. The deal for this one was from B&H Photo and Audio and it was a used item but had a 10 rating for condition. I got it for $1500. Is it...
  14. criss551

    Question Laptop stuck in "ThinkVantage Active Protection sensor diagnostic restart. /"

    It has a black screen and this message: "ThinkVantage Active Protection sensor diagnostic restart. /" It doesn't seem to load. My son dropped water on it, I closed it and let it dry for a day, I even opened it up to take the water out (it wasn'tthat much but it might have reached the...
  15. arthurdurand

    Question Lenovo ideapad S145-15IGM no POST, doesn't boot!

    I have a Lenovo ideapad S145-15IGM (type 81MX) notebook PC that doesn't POST with the following indications/symptoms: The LED next to charging port ALWAYS functions normally: Amber while charging and White when fully charged. if I don't/didn't switch the PC on: The Num Lock LED ALWAYS comes on...
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    Question Why does my Lenovo laptop have no sound?

    I can't figure out for the life of me why me Lenovo thinkpad x1 has no sound. I suddenly realized I couldn't get sound from speakers or headphones. This laptop is only 4 years old. I have tried everything. I have reinstalled audio drivers, made sure nothing was muted, reinstalled windows...
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    [SOLVED] Help with replacing the parts of a prebuilt Lenovo PC (branded)

    Hello, I'd like to ask if I can replace the parts of my prebuilt Lenovo PC (branded). I've been looking into various GPUs that I could use, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to replace any other parts beforehand. The motherboard looks old, and I don't know if I have to replace it or not if I...
  18. sastrasena

    Question Early signs of GPU artifacting or just software issues ?

    Lenovo Legion 5 (AMD Ryzen 4600H, RTX 2060) Latest Update for Windows 10 and GPU driver, issue randomly appeared without changing anything. I believe my display is starting to show signs of artifacting, the most ive seen is 3 pixels at once but they vary in colors (black, dark blue, cyan, etc)...
  19. Madara000

    Question Laptop RAM upgrade disappears after restart ?

    Hi there, I'm on a Lenovo IdeaPad L3 15IML05 There's a soldered-in 4GB RAM and another extra 4GB extension expansion slot. I had a ram card in there that used to work and has now stopped working. I tried unplugging and replugging that and it didn't work so I thought it wasn't a physical...
  20. Z

    Question AMD Video Driver Radeon Adrenalin 2021 - Graphics overlaying and shaking

    Hello everyone! After updating the drivers proposed by the lenovo support website (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/). I got overlay graphics shaking in games that support Dual Graphics (Video attached). This did not happen with the previous version of the video drivers. However, I notice an...
  21. Donniehchu

    Question Help needed with lenovo ideapad 520-15ikb i7-8550u

    Hello guys, would really appreciate some help. My lenovo has what i assume corrupt bios. What it does - powers on (jeyboard lights up) then goes dead for approximately 15 seconds thrn the fans start spinning like mad and it stays like that no display no beeping. What i have tried : Power...
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    Question Crackling and freezing sounds brand new laptop

    Hi, I am getting some freezing and crackling rarely with my brand new laptop ideapad Gaming 3-15ACH6 Laptop - Type 82K2 First i tought it's the ram or ssd issues but i used all windows parameter for diagnostic also used lenovo diagnostic tools all checked device says ok after that i realise one...
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    Question Lenovo Legion 5 versus 5 Pro (screen or power) ?

    Hi guys, I'm in a dilemma and would like opinions to decide which one to go for. I'm going for a Lenovo legion gaming laptop 2021 edition, and currently there are 2 options 1) Lenovo legion 5 -Ryzen 7 5800 - RTX 3070 - 16GB RAM - 512GB SSD Screen 15.6" 1080p 165HZ 300nits 16:9 ratio Price...
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    Question Laptop does not boot into windows

    A few days ago my lenovo laptop crashed (Bsod)and was not able to boot up. It was stuck on the lenovo logo screen. This has happened twice before but it never "Crashed" like this time. I was able to get it working by a certain post on quora. I have tried multiple solutions but Im still facing...
  25. R

    Question Lenovo Laptop: USB-C port not working properly?

    Hi all, I've been trying to trouble shoot a non-working usb-c port on my laptop. Below are steps I've gone through and still couldn't get it to work. Please let me know if I missed anything that could have fixed this problem. I've done some reading and know there are a couple of Lenovo laptop...
  26. R

    Lenovo Laptop: USB-C port not working properly

    Hi all, I've been trying to trouble shoot a non-working usb-c port on my laptop. Below are steps I've gone through and still couldn't get it to work. Please let me know if I missed anything that could have fixed this problem. I've done some reading and know there are a couple of Lenovo laptop...
  27. 1Osiris1

    Question Changing cpu from i5-6400 to i7-7700

    I have a Lenovo pre-built desktop and I am looking at upgrading the CPU. The motherboard is a Skybay U3E1 with the Intel H170 chipset and its socket 1151 LGA. I recently updated the bios to the one released by Lenovo on 11/7/2019 (version FWKTA7A). It currently has an Intel I5-6400. Lenovo says...
  28. zuzitsu

    Question Laptop keyboard only works in BIOS

    Hello, my laptop is Lenovo Legion Y540. Recently my laptop's keyboard stopped working, sometimes it works on its own but that is very rarely, it only works in BIOS and some fn keys work but nothing more than that, I've tried uninstalling the keyboard driver, I've tried cleaning up the laptop...
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    Question Adding an old laptop SDD to a new laptop ?

    Hello everyone, Back in November 2021, my old laptop (Legion Y545) died from overheating , and I had gotten a new one (Legion 5i Pro) as a warranty replacement. I now have my old laptops ssd sitting by, while I have been trying to figure out if I can add it into my new laptop. My new laptop has...
  30. aden.anderson2001

    Question Apps similar to Lenovo autoscroll utility

    Hi. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad e550 and it has some feature called Lenovo autoscroll utility that let's me push mouse cursor to the borders of the screen so that I'd push the out of screen window back into the desktop so that all of it would be visible. If my explanation isn't clear enough please...
  31. B

    [SOLVED] upgrading a lenovo ideapad 3 from hdd to ssd

    With the legacy boot option gone im not sure how to boot the ssd (which i installed windows 10 on with a different pc) on the laptop. The bios sees the sandisk SSD but wont boot to it and when i load from a windows 10 boot drive it doesnt see the ssd either. The hdd doesnt have much on it and i...
  32. Skilledcamman

    Question I Got a non k i5-3470S cpu that i wanna overclock but i have a unsupported MOBO

    I Got a non k i5-3470S cpu that i wanna overclock but i have a unsupported MOBO i saw few vids in which they overclock the i5-3470 ro 4 hz with bclk i wanna do it but dont have any settings in bios for cpu config or anything le that i have a lenovo m92p motherboard im on latest version of bios
  33. VladManiu

    Question What should I buy with $1200-$1350$ budget ?

    Hello, I have a question about what laptop should I buy, I've seen a lot of reviews talking about Lenovo's Legion 5, I would like to buy something for the "long term", that would be at least 2-3 years. I want to use it for illustrating and 3D art but for gaming as well. Should I stick on a...
  34. airbornehurdle

    Upgrade recommendations for an office desktop converted into modded Minecraft server hosting?

    Hello, so I just bought this small desktop from eBay because I wanted to play modded Minecraft and I wanted to host it on a server. I don't like paying for a server so I just invested on a personal one so that it is better in the long term. I installed Ubuntu Server and AMP for hosting the...
  35. Tblenderr

    Question Laptop charger pin giving me slight electrical shocks ?

    I have a 2 year old lenovo legion Y540 (i5 9300h gtx 1650 16gb ram) Today I used the laptop plugged in, in the morning and in the afternoon, I didn't have any problem, but then I used it a bit in the night and when I unplugged the laptop I got a very slight electric shock from the charger pin...
  36. EstonianSyrup

    [SOLVED] CANT find rpg 4 pin connector on motherboard

    Hi my motherboard is lenavo 3716 i installed new cooler hyper 212 rpg BE,everything was great until i did not find way to connect the rpg controller/control searched but did not find,can somebody help out?🥲
  37. demonnnobz

    [SOLVED] Using External Graphics Card on a laptop (Yoga C640) with only 1 M.2 Slot

    Hi everyone, I own a Yoga C640 which only have one storage slot, that is an M.2 NVMe slot which currently houses the only storage and the boot drive of the laptop. If I were to connect the external GPU using this slot, how should I connect the boot drive of the laptop? Through an external...
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    [SOLVED] Temperature spikes on my Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro

    Hey, while running on battery (not plugged in) the temperature is completely fine at about 30-55 degrees celsius (even when playing games like League of Legends). But when plugged in the temperature spikes up to 95 degrees celsius, but only for like 10-20 seconds and then instantly goes down...
  39. JinnyS

    Question Flashing Red Blue dots on screen while gaming - video link attached (RTX2060)

    My Laptop Specs - Lenovo Legion Y545 NVIDIA RTX 2060 6GB DDR6 dedicated i7-9th gen (i7-9750h) 16GB RAM 144Hz Display Issue with the Laptop - Whenever I play any High Graphics Game, red and blue dots start flashing on the screen immidiately. After running the game for about 10 min, the game...
  40. M

    Question Problem with front aio help

    i cant find out where the front panel connectors are fintting. Its a 2 case fan connectors. Power button and something else. I think its supposed to go to LEDH2. Cant find manual online, i think the model is ly530. The pc worked before but i opened it up and may have accedentaly unplugged the...