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Lenovo Y580 doesnt detect NVidia graphics card

2014-06-07, 19:38 PM

I have had an y580 for about a year now and recently tried playing a game and noticed it ran terribly so I investigated my system and noticed it was using the intel card instead of the nvidia one. So i went to the Nvidia control panel and it doesnt allow me to access it saying "Nvidia card not detected" 

 

In device manager it doesnt show up.

GPU-z doesnt find the card.

 

Basically my computer thinks that this card isnt there.

 

I am using Windows 8.1

 

 

 

Thanks for any help!

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Re: Lenovo Y580 doesnt detect NVidia graphics card

2014-06-07, 19:46 PM
Have you tried to un-install nvidia drivers and then re-install them? if nvidia card wont appear still then it could be that it has fryed or broken so laptop went to intel gpu instead thats built into cpu :/ so mostlikely you would need to send laptop off to repair and have whole motherboard re-placed with a new one which will cost you quite alot for repair :/
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Re: Lenovo Y580 doesnt detect NVidia graphics card

2014-06-07, 19:53 PM

well im under warranty.

 

When i tried to install nvidia drivers i think it told me that I didnt have that type of graphics card so I couldnt install their drivers

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Re: Lenovo Y580 doesnt detect NVidia graphics card

2014-06-07, 19:54 PM
well idk if warranty will covery this but you can have a try having it repaired under warranty if possible.
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Re: Lenovo Y580 doesnt detect NVidia graphics card

2014-06-07, 19:57 PM

I dont see why it wouldnt be covered by warranty.

 

My keyboard has already broken twice and now this in just over a year of owning it. Ridiculous

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Re: Lenovo Y580 doesnt detect NVidia graphics card

2014-06-07, 20:00 PM
thats weird :) well my y510p is working great :D 0 issues so far, nothing has broken yet.
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Re: Lenovo Y580 doesnt detect NVidia graphics card

2014-06-08, 4:23 AM

Anybody else have any insight on this?

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Re: Lenovo Y580 doesnt detect NVidia graphics card

2014-06-09, 1:24 AM

Just go into the BIOS look for a setting called "Graphics Device" or something like that, and make sure it's set to "Switchable Graphics" instead of UMA or whatever.  Then when it starts up it should recognize the card.

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Re: Lenovo Y580 doesnt detect NVidia graphics card

2014-06-12, 15:25 PM
BIOS don't have such thing called Graphic Cards xD unless this one do? since i never seen any bios with something like this.
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Re: Lenovo Y580 doesnt detect NVidia graphics card

2014-06-12, 17:50 PM

LOL yes, many laptops with switchable graphics do.  I have a Y580 and it does, too.

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