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Lenovo Vantage identifying device make as IDEAPAD instead of ideapad 510

2018-07-25, 20:51 PM

Hello

 

I recently reset my ideapad 510-15ikb using the lenovo recovery usb method.

 

After reset the Device make in Lenovo Vantage shows IDEAPAD not ideapad 510, also the battery gauge / vantage toolbar is not present anymore.

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Re: Lenovo Vantage identifying device make as IDEAPAD instead of ideapad 510

2018-07-26, 23:03 PM

New suggestion:

(1) Uninstall Vantage app

(2) Uninstall SIF if found in programs and features.

(3) Delete occurances of IMcontroller on your system

a. pf(86)\Lenovo\imcontroller

b. pf\Lenovo\imcontroller

C: programdata\Lenovo\Imcontroller.

(4) Download SIF from your support page. This will install SIF and create plugins folder.

(5) Install vantage app. and reboot twice.

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Re: Lenovo Vantage identifying device make as IDEAPAD instead of ideapad 510

2018-07-25, 22:57 PM

As I understand it, it will take several reboots for Vantage to show the battery gauge option.

It must download the battery gauge plugin.

 

I would uninstall Vantage app, and download newest version from windows store.

After 10 minutes up time, reboot. Maybe do this twice. See if battery gauge shows up. 

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Re: Lenovo Vantage identifying device make as IDEAPAD instead of ideapad 510

2018-07-26, 2:03 AM

For the missing battery/vantage toolbar see my answer below to someone else with the same problem.  I know that was for a thinkpad but the same will work on ideapad.

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T440p-Power-Management-icon-s-missing/m-p/3961786

 


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Re: Lenovo Vantage identifying device make as IDEAPAD instead of ideapad 510

2018-07-26, 7:27 AM

I tried both the suggested methods

the first one doesnt work

the second one works but upon update it again loses the battery gauge

 

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Re: Lenovo Vantage identifying device make as IDEAPAD instead of ideapad 510

2018-07-26, 7:31 AM

is there any link to an installer which installs just the battery gauge.

 

 

none of the suggested meathod solve the device make issue

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Re: Lenovo Vantage identifying device make as IDEAPAD instead of ideapad 510

2018-07-26, 23:03 PM

New suggestion:

(1) Uninstall Vantage app

(2) Uninstall SIF if found in programs and features.

(3) Delete occurances of IMcontroller on your system

a. pf(86)\Lenovo\imcontroller

b. pf\Lenovo\imcontroller

C: programdata\Lenovo\Imcontroller.

(4) Download SIF from your support page. This will install SIF and create plugins folder.

(5) Install vantage app. and reboot twice.

0 person found this solution to be helpful.

This helped me too

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Re: Lenovo Vantage identifying device make as IDEAPAD instead of ideapad 510

2018-07-28, 8:17 AM

It's working now thanks

Device make is still the same though

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Re: Lenovo Vantage identifying device make as IDEAPAD instead of ideapad 510

2018-07-29, 15:06 PM

Hi sclexman:

Thanks for the prompt reply.

In step 3, there are a lot of instances of imcontroller, but some in the two program files folders, but they don't match exactly. Should I ignore all of these?  Please see attached.

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Re: Lenovo Vantage identifying device make as IDEAPAD instead of ideapad 510

2018-08-17, 14:21 PM

 wrote:

New suggestion:

(1) Uninstall Vantage app

(2) Uninstall SIF if found in programs and features.

(3) Delete occurrence of IMcontroller on your system

a. pf(86)\Lenovo\imcontroller

b. pf\Lenovo\imcontroller

C: programdata\Lenovo\Imcontroller.

(4) Download SIF from your support page. This will install SIF and create plugins folder.

(5) Install vantage app. and reboot twice.


I would like to say I did not find this helpful in infact somewhat the opposite as deleting IMcontroller ProgramData folder wiped Vantage's update history log. Wished I knew that beforehand doing so because there is no way to restore them. 

 

Edit: Might I add it didn't even help with the still on going issue I'm having with SettingsApp.exe.

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Re: Lenovo Vantage identifying device make as IDEAPAD instead of ideapad 510

2018-08-20, 17:11 PM

My instructions noted above were to make sure you have the current Vantage version installed and no leftover items from old versions.

 

Certainly the Current version of Vantage still has bugs.  This is noted in various posts on the forum, including the 1 you linked to. Lenovo is aware of some of these issues as user SOMEOTHERGUY has requested documentation to forward to the Vantage development team.  

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