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About the Community Knowledge Base

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The Lenovo Community Knowledge Base is integrated with the discussion forums and allows members to find valuable articles through search, or by browsing the knowledge base directly related to a particular set of products and using date range and categorization labels to narrow the range of results.


The Community provides easy navigation from the discussion forum areas to the related Knowledge Base functions.  Simply click the small book icon to the right of a discussion board to access the related KB.



If a discussion board does not have the book icon to the right of it, this means that the knowledge base for that forum has not been activated.  These will be systematically rolled out over the course of several weeks begining in mid-May 2010, and we expect to have most KBs activated with some starting articles in place by June, 2010.  The value of this resource will grow over time as more community members begin to contribute and harvest the collective knowledge of thousands of existing solutions .


Available articles in the specific KB are displayed 1 to X and may be browsed by pages.  The filter functions in the left navigation may be used to refine displayed articles by date range and labeled content.   Depending upon member permission levels, additional filter options may be provided for article and publication status. The search function at the top of the page can be used in normal search or advanced mode and will search the knowledge base and forum discussion areas based on the terms entered.


Depending on member rank and permissions granted, the Knowledge Base Dashboard provides additional options to help manage articles.    Nominated discussions and solutions may be provisionally accepted or rejected, and articles started from scratch or based upon previously nominated discussions and solutions. 




Community members can collaborate to build more complex articles, drawing in content from the original forum discussions they were based upon, supplemented with additional content.  The Community Knowledge Base keeps track of content authorship, and credits the original material's author as a contributor whether or not he or she is the member editing / building the KB article.  


Drafts may be saved and revision histories are maintained and may be compared while editing to allow collaborating members to keep up with changes being made by other members.  When an article is ready , it can be submitted for publication.


Once published, the community can comment on articles, and this feedback can be a valuable way to collect additional information to be included in a future edit.  More advanced members may edit and republish unrestricted articles.


Learn more about the Lenovo Community Knowledge Base:


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Dear all I am using a lenovo 3000 N100 machine, Model 0689, with 32 bits running XP . I upgrades 3 days ago to Windows 8.1. The update went well but for one thing -  I do no have any sound now.  The machine has a Digital Audo (S/PDIF) High definition device.


I have tried several things without success. I am hopeful that someone in the community has a solution.


Secondly I backed up all my files prior to the upgrade using the backup facility on XP. How do I restore these files ? Win 8.1 does not seems to have the same backup program that XP had.


I am getting extremely worried now.

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My new Lenovo B590 laptop has a magnifier which increases and decreases the size of the screen with no input from me.  There's no pattern.  I have to constantly reset it to default.  I have unchecked the "start magnifier" option in the display options to no avail.  The thing has a mind of its own!  If I can't correct it, can I disable the function permanently?  I don't need it.  Don't want it!  Thank you!  (Screen size changed twice while I typed this!)

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Is there a sure way of getting Adobe flash player onto my Idea tab S2110A???

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tengo una AIO C240 comprada en un hipermercado y vino con contraseña,pense que seria facil desactivarla,pero es mas complicado de lo que parece.

Al inicia aparece  Power-On Password y logicamente no lo se.Intente al iniciar el Logo de Lenovo pusando Enter

opciones de arranque y setup pulso F1 y no entyra al Bios SEtup recien lo hace al pulsar la tecla Esc

Mi consulta recide en esto puedo borrar el Power-on  y Bios  password de alguna manera ??

Serian tan amable de enseñarme a resolver este problema,saludos y gracias

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I have a C240 AIO bought in a supermarket wine and password, I thought it would be easy to turn it off, but it is more complicated than it seems.
Appears to start Power-On Password and logically not se.Intente to start Lenovo Logo to Enter pusando
boot options and pulse F1 setup and not the BIOS Setup newly entyra does pressing the Esc key
My view on this recide I clear BIOS Power-on and password somehow?
Would be kind enough to teach me how to resolve this issue, greetings and thanks

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How do I connect my JVC Camcorder GRd93 to my Lenovo H5 compuer operatying on Windows 8.1?

My cam corder has a DV connection but the computer has only HDMI. Could these be linked?

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hello , I have problem in rebooting the system using bootable error occurs with the message "INVALID PRODUCT KEY" though i am not getting any option to enter KEY..System directly give me this message....What should i do???????????????

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G470 cannot upgrade to IE11 or IE10 due to Win7 BSOD.

G470 notebook, Windows 7, BSOD Iqdpmd64.sys " Page fault in non paged area" running Internet Explorer 11 ( you can re-create this BSOD with playing multiple Youtube video tabs at the same time). 

The BSOD seems to occurring to labtops with Internal VGA graphics and AMD( ATI ) graphics together. My desktop and old Thinkpad X61 have no problem with IE11 + Win7.

HP forum tells to remove KB2670838 to fix the same symptom. But if you do, IE 11 is either removed together during the process and returns to IE8 or IE9 - if you have KB2834140  installed. MS is withdrawing support for old IEs and forces to go with IE11 but G470 with Win7 cannot go. I have tried latest VGA drivers without problem fix. 

So who should fix the problem?  MS or Lenovo?


Look at Google search: There's no fix for most Lenovo Laptops other than uninstall the "evil update KB2670838 " at this time... So have to stay with IE9,,,

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hi admins


please help with my Lenovo g475, after i cleanboot, its always beeping and blackscreen everytime i rebooting

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I bought the Flex 2 14 last month but cannot install my prized software, SAS Ver 9.2.  I am getting the following error message : This application does not support your platform.


The instruction from SAS is to remove the Windows Update KB2919355, but I cannot remove the file. Whenever I right click on the file the uninstall option does not come up.


My co-worker with another brand machine had the same problem, but when the solution from SAS is applied it works on his machine. Software install and works quite well.


Solution from SAS is to remove the update KB2919355. Instruction to remove update: Go to Control Panel, System Security, Windows Update. Check KB2919355, Right Click and Uninstall.


I really need a solution to this problem, because I am not able to work on the go just now. I really need help badly in this regard.

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I have a S series Lenovo phone S660, Last week it was upgraded from Jelly bean to Kitkat.But now problem is battery charging duration high as compare to first.And his camera is not working properly after upgraded to kitkat.Kindly fix it the problem asap.


Sashanka Sekhar Dalpat

"JYOTI", Jharuapara,Sunari Lane

Sambalpur, Odisha,768001


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Hi to all, I'm a complete newbie to pc etc, so bear with me as I need instructions to help with my problem. In trying to get Netflix I get an ERROR CODE W8158, I'm using a Lenovo Hseries H520 on windows 8, I did try to get Windows 8.1 but things have went downhill since then. Thanks

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Hi, I've Lenovo s820 mobile and internet settings are not downloadable on the device. I tried with all top mobile sims - idea, reliance, airtel, docomo but receiving message similar to "not compatible". can you help me how to sort out this problem.. Wifi is working fine.. problem is only with not able receive internet settings with which i'm not able to use internet - 2g/3g. My serial no. is HB065BYF(81)

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i have laptop L420 model.when I press Fn-F5-massage appear your

Wireless device is turn on now .please use but Bluetooth icon not appear & Wi-Fi not on

So I check Driver, setting, replace part but not issue resolved.

Please suggest me.


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There were a LOT of issues with looong boot times after BIOS update. This solves the issue (worked 100% on my T500). This problem is NOT software related. User must wait for boot screen and enter BIOS to edit two fields.


If these long boot symptoms, following the BIOS update occur, multiple customers have reported success in resolving them  by disabling Intel AMT and setting the security chip, TPM, as active in the BIOS.


Steps to disable Intel AMT and enable TPM settings as below.


  1. Boot into BIOS
  2. Select Config
  3. Select Intel AMT
  4. Press Enter key on Intel AMT Control and select Disable
  5. Press ESC twice
  6. Select Security
  7. Select Security chip and select Enable
  8. Press F10 and click Yes.
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My Lenovo laptop G580 displays error code Oxc0000185 then switches itself off, what can I do to stop this, it will not stay on long enough for me to activate any repair programme?

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I have a w540 Thinkpad with Windows 7 64-bit.  My Microsoft Vitual Wifi miniport adapter and Microsoft Vitual Wifi miniport adapter #2 keep getting turned off.  I would like to know why, and what I need to do to stop it. 

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On my W540 Thinkpad with Windows 7 64-bit, I keep getting messages from my Device Manager that the Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter and the  Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter #2 have stopped working.  In order to find out anything about it, I have to switch to the Administrative account.  When I do so, and look at the Device Manager, both devices report that "Windows has stopped the device because it reported problems (Code 43)"


What does this mean, and how do I fix it?

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In my Lenovo (Android V4.4),Tab 2A7-10F, files ( audio and .jpg ),  sent from other blue tooth devices can not be received, though pairing and recognising is done at both the sending and receiving  (Lenovo Tab) devices. I was advised from the customer care centre to go for a " factory setting " , but this has not given any result. Can any one please help in sorting out the issue of transferring thru' Blue tooth.



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help connecting USB external 2tb to tablet. yoga 2.10.... the external drive 2tb connect perfect. to a small tablets android 4.2 D w.  I bought a YOGA. 2 10 android 4.4. and. after. connecting it said empty USB... of course is not empty ...what do ineed to do???..thanks for. the help

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help me install google play services in my lenovo A5500 android tablet and my lenovo S960, which are of Chinese versions.

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I have a Yoga3.  When i turn it on I get these two errors:

lmcfrundll.exe unable to execute

BTTRAY unable to start BlueTooth stack service.


Please help!

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I am not sure where to post my issue with my Sisley S90. But I hope you can direct me to the right path or help me with this concern.


I bought my Lenovo Sisley S90 about 3 weeks ago. I am currently having issues with my Google Play Music. Whenever I download music from an app or ask someone to bluetooth a music, it is automatically being deleted on my Google Play Music list. I tried uninstalling the downloader that i'm using, try to delete cache of the Google play but it's still happening. Is there a setting that I need to adjust on my phone, or is it a common issue? My friend also have the same phone but she is not experiencing any of these.

Thank you for your assistance!

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Hi i have just joined the forum & could really use some help.I have a Lenovo C365 All In One ,model 10148,Windows 8. I can not watch videos,or play games as apparently Adobe Flash Player is Disabled ?? I believe my system has a built in flash player ?? Every time I try & play a game or watch a video it says you need to upgrade your Flash Player or    To play this game Adobe Flash Player version 11.2 or higher has to be installed. Any suggestions will be really appreciated.

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hello, I couldnt start a topic. i have a big problem. My laptop z500 doesnt work aynmore because of charge problem and i sent my laptop Turkey/Istanbul service. But they also focused all of my laptop problems. i said them; no, i just want to solve charge problem but they didnt accepet it and give me a huge price for repair. I dont want to solve all problems like a few broken button or other problems. just repair my charge!! They never accept it. They want 250 usd for repair. i just bought my laptop 500 usd 3 years ago. The other things not problem for me. My problem is just charge problem. But they didnt accept it only repair my charge. I also pay some money them to take my laptop back witout repair. Pls pls help me. This is not fair at all. İ dont want a new z500 laptop i just want a little repair thing... i can apply a court for this but want your help before. thank you