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Yoga 500-14ISK Laptop (ideapad) - Machine Type 80R5 - WIFI ADAPTER DISAPPEARS

2016-06-15, 11:52 AM



I recently bought a Yoga 500-14ISK Laptop (ideapad) - Machine Type 80R5 and have used it extremely rarely. I would say I've used it at a maximum of 30-40 hours.


I have had some problems with the laptop but nothing that made it completely un-usable until now. On turning on the machine, the network wireless adapter acts strangely, often showing the airplane mode symbol in the task bar. I may or may not be able to connect to my Wifi network but less than 2 minutes later the entire Wifi adapter disappears from the OS, no longer having Wifi settings or being able to configure the Adapter via device manager.


I've been told a fix for this may be turning the wireless off and on again via the BIOS but I can't figure out how I access it, considering the first screen I see is the loading symbol for Windows 10.


Anyone got any advice?




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Re: Yoga 500-14ISK Laptop (ideapad) - Machine Type 80R5 - WIFI ADAPTER DISAPPEARS

2016-06-15, 14:22 PM

Hello and welcome,


There should be several ways to get there.  You can start the laptop via the Novo button instead of the power button.  See page 13 of  (English) User Guide - Yoga 500-14ISK, Yoga 500-15ISK


It's a good idea to do a full shutdown (SHIFT+shutdown) from within Windows before making BIOS changes via the Novo button.


You can also end up there from a running Windows 8.x or 10:  http://www.howtogeek.com/126016/three-ways-to-access-the-windows-8-boot-options-menu/




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