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Re: V510-15IKB Laptop Freeze

2019-03-28, 7:54 AM

Just thinking, maybe the GPU 'thinks' its overheated and 'freezes' to protect itself. (just a thought)
Maybe I'll give an older intel firmware driver a shot

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Re: V510-15IKB Laptop Freeze

2019-03-28, 9:29 AM

@flipwise

I cannot verify completely but after downgrading BIOS to mentioned version (2WCN28RS), there was no freezing.

After over 500 working hours single freeze did not occur.

However, there is few things to take notice:
after downgrade, Lenovo Update software in Windows offer to upgrade BIOS again, which should not be allowed (uninstall Lenovo Update software is recommended). Also, as precaution measure, we disabled screensaver and sleep options in Windows.

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Re: V510-15IKB Laptop Freeze

2019-03-28, 9:57 AM
This is strange bios version, where to find it?
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Re: V510-15IKB Laptop Freeze

2019-03-29, 13:53 PM

@d4x could you please upload this bios somewhere so we can test it?

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03-29-2019

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Re: V510-15IKB Laptop Freeze

2019-03-29, 16:03 PM

I have had 3 Lenovo's and currently have the V510. I was persuaded to get this one and now sorely regret it. All of my previous Lenovo's have the same freezing problem. It happens a few times a day, the only way to get out of it is to hard reset. I am not impressed. I have had the whole system cleaned off 3 times and started again from scratch to no avail.

I will never buy a Lenovo again!!!

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Re: V510-15IKB Laptop Freeze

2019-03-29, 16:09 PM

Here: https://ufile.io/0qrj2

 

Steps:

1) go to BIOS and set option BIOS backflash on Enable (so you can apply BIOS version older than current)

2) go to Windows and flash BIOS (do i need to write that flash should NOT be interrupted?)

3) after flash, in Windows uninstall Lenovo Update software so it cannot overwrite BIOS with new update.

 

CAUTION: Do it at your own risk. Unsuccessful BIOS flash can brick your laptop for good.

This version is tested only on Lenovo v510-15IKB.

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Re: V510-15IKB Laptop Freeze

2019-03-29, 16:47 PM

Where did you get this bios? Do you have any readme file? I'm searching for v310 bios, always it was the same as v510 but dont want to risk.

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Re: V510-15IKB Laptop Freeze

2019-03-29, 20:28 PM

@d4x

Thanks for the file. I took the risk and installed the 2WCN28RS on my v310-15IKB. So far so good. Now cross fingers and waiting for the results.

 

 

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Re: V510-15IKB Laptop Freeze

2019-03-29, 20:46 PM

@davidowsky

It works on v310. look attached

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03-29-2019

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Re: V510-15IKB Laptop Freeze

2019-03-29, 21:57 PM

Hi, guys,

I had the same problem with my laptop.

I tried all the BIOS versions one by one since I had bought it, but in vain.

 

Also, I tried to customize power and video settings following the advice above. No result.

 

Then, since the problem usually occured when I was watching video or browsing Internet with all its videos and flash, I reinstalled video drivers. I tried these provided by Lenovo itself as well as by Radeon. No success.

 

Finally, I decided to switch off Radeon card. I switched it off in Devices and changed video card setting in BIOS to Intel only.

 

Since then my lap has not frozen.

 

I am still not sure it will not freeze again. But for 2 months - no freezing.

UPD:

 

  • I don't insist on AMD causing freezing. I just share the info to discuss.

 

A laptop is quite an expensive product. Also, I lost my work several times because of this problem.

Never ever will I buy Lenovo products. Not a single one. The worst manufacturer I have ever delt with. Lenovo should have confirmed the problem and suggested replacement or the money back option despite any warranty to all who bought the freezing models. But they have not. They don't respect people. Lenovo, RIP.

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