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Legion 5 15IMH05H - Identified Issues

2020-08-27, 13:03 PM

Guys,

 

I recently bought a Legion 5 (i7-10750H, GTX2060, Samsung Memories, WDC SSD SN730, and Intel Card).

 

And just confirming  some suspicious from others users:

 

1. BIOS advanced options are not available, or we don't know the trick, or they are locked for ever... How the hell Lenovo Devs. think user can prevent Windows from mess up BIOS (eg. not being able to turn off firmware capsule UEFIs) and also turn off Sleep to prevent (again, Windows) Modern Sleep that already fried a closed display when machine was supposed sleep (as IT managers use to do, never again, Sleep always disable, as well SSDs are fast enough so it is a fair price to pay to protect yourself from Microsoft's using your machine's processor and watch your microphone);

 

2. Keyboard: once you run Lenovo Vantage, keyboard backlit will no longer function properly (usually keeps off, but could flash some times), BIOS v.EFCN38WW apparently fix but haven't tried yet waiting for some other users words; 

 

3. Powershare: All USB keeps powered after turn off machine (haven't tried on battery), but just one should be;

 

4. Some options on Vantage despite being turned on, looks off when it restart, even so, some keeps active (as smart charge battery*), but some not;

 

* Why not allow user especity from BIOS what percentage he/she wants as is in Dell? 60% is way bellow necessary to protect battery, the up limit could be easily 80%. 

 

5. Have not figured out what FN+Q really do, for example, I got better and consistent results using cold mode;

 

6. Other weirdy, using ThrottleStop (just as monitor, since Intel locked UV), PKG Power achieves even more than 100w, is it normal? TDP is not 45w? Anyway, at least, temperatures are stable.

 

Not the mention it would be good for other reasons configure machine from BIOS without using bloatware like Vantage, why every hardware company has this fixation about install own software instead leave a almost mature OS as Windows 10 take care of things (and before OS decisions, some space to user decisions setting his own BIOS if necessary).

 

Pretty decent machine, except by plastic hype, BIOS limitations and this mess above like 1, 2 3 and 4, which appears easy to fix. 

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08-31-2020

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Re:Legion 5 15IMH05H - Identified Issues

2020-09-02, 16:53 PM

Have you tried just doing a clean windows install?  I'd be curious to know the results.
I get mine in a few days and, if I'm having the same frustration, will certainly take an image and then wipe and perform a clean install to see if I can bypass the issues. 

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Re:Legion 5 15IMH05H - Identified Issues

2020-09-02, 21:28 PM

First thing I always do in a brand new laptop, installed Windows Pro on it, hate bloatware and manufacterer stuff.

 

I had only kept Lenovo Vantage because it is needed to turn on smart battery charge behaviour, without advanced BIOS.

 

Firmware v38 corrected keyboard backlight Lenovo Vantage issue.

 

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Legion 5 15IMH05H - Identified Issues

2020-09-29, 17:43 PM
fn+f9, Fn+f8, Fn+ f4, Fn+Esc( light indicator) does not work on .EFCN38WW. Keys work but there is no action when you pres Fn+f4 mic still is ON. No mute action etc. Same story with other keys i mention.
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Re:Legion 5 15IMH05H - Identified Issues

2020-09-30, 16:24 PM

I have a problem with FnLock light indicator on my new Lenovo Legion 5i.  The esc+fn works fine, so I can activate/deactivate fnlock, but the light on esc button does not act with it. I found out that whatever the state of fnlock, it will set the light on the esc key to the correct state (on/or off) when I restart the computer. But after the computer opens, the light is either always on or always off. 

 

I have followed all the instructions  in here:

 

https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht117804 

 

- I did power drain a few times , no luck.

  • I stopped ImControllerService , no luck
  • Uninstalled Vantage, no luck. 
  • Updated BIOS to 39WW , no luck.  In fact, when I entered BIOS the fnlock light operates just fine, but when I open Windows it does not work. 

 

Anyone solved the problem ? 

 

 

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08-23-2020

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Re:Legion 5 15IMH05H - Identified Issues

2020-10-03, 19:10 PM

i found solution 

 

you need to install lenovo utility from microsoft Store. ( not from lenovo site ) 

 

Now all keys work fine also FN+esc indicator!

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Re:Legion 5 15IMH05H - Identified Issues

2020-10-04, 0:35 AM

I have the Legion 7i, and I agree with the OP in terms of limited BIOS settings and having to rely on windows.

 

I actually run Linux on the machine (not a fan of windows 10), but have to keep a dual boot with Win10 in order to set things in Lenovo Vantage software. I would much prefer to have a full BIOS with all the settings available to me so I can run the machine as I like to (first machine i've had in over 25 years where I cant do this)

 

I think Lenovo would be doing their customers a great service by at least allowing an option to access advanced settings. I'm guessing they dont do this in order to prevent inexperienced users from damaging the laptop and then flooding their support services. I can understand why they might do that, but I dont think those that know what they are doing should suffer due to those that dont.

 

Lets hope Lenovo release a fully optioned BIOS, chances are inexperienced users wouldnt flash a bios anyway, so risks mitigated there.

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10-03-2020

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Re:Legion 5 15IMH05H - Identified Issues

2020-10-06, 17:03 PM

Undervolt can be enabled by modfying BIOS:

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/Lenovo/comments/id0457/guide_to_reenable_undervolting_after_latest_bios/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

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Re:Legion 5 15IMH05H - Identified Issues

2020-10-08, 12:09 PM
Thanks Lakiluuuk, I have also solved my problem with the same way.
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Re:Legion 5 15IMH05H - Identified Issues

2020-10-24, 14:17 PM

Guys, be aware that even with BIOS bypass, UV Intel 10 Gen has a high brick risk, especially with low values.

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