I just purchased a G505s laptop, and I now realize that the function keys (F1-F12) operate as Lenovo hotkeys by default, and I need to press th "Fn" key along with them in order to get them to function in their original mode. This is not acceptable for my normal usage. I know with other Lenovo laptops, there is a BIOS setting that allows the user to either "disable" hotkey mode, or set them to "legacy" mode, but in the current BIOS/UEFI for the G505s there is no option to do so.
I have just bought a new W540 and it's almost impossible to work with common software packages that heavily use F1-F12. Every time I want to use the F1-F12 keys, I have to press also the Fn key. For me this is a problematic change from my previous T510 machine...
Is there a way to swap the default behavior of the multimedia keys with the F1-F12 legacy keys?
1) The indicator of microphone mutation is not on when I mute it. 2) F7~F12 are not working w/o Fn function.
I tried to start the Lenovo microphone mute and the Lenovo hotkey client loader, but they gave me error 1075: the dependency service does not exist or has been marked deletion. Then I installed the dependency package and the Hotkey integration (the latest version), but same thing happened.
Actually, this notebook has a long history in modifying MBR and BCD......
--SOME OF THE HISTORY--"SKIP IT IF YOU WANT TO" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- My original problem was to burn the recovery disks, as the recovery manager software couldn't see the recovery partition. That's because when I first bought the notebook I wanted to divide its hard disk into several partitions, but that was not the mistake....The mistake was using Partition magic to do so.... It messed with my partition table (I guess).
However, I was able to retore the "LINK" between the recovery partition and the recovery manager software by applying the recovery partition's boot sectors of a friend of mine with a similar laptop on mine.
That was done after alot of MBR experiments to find out how to fix that problem.
So now I can burn the recovery disks, but I wont. The reason is that I want to be sure that the recovery partition functions properly before applying the "ONE TIME" burning process...............
I bought a Lenovo G505s laptop 4-5 days ago, but I have a problem. When I start Windows, it says 'battery not detected'. I found a topic about this, and I can fix it, if do the 'battery out, AC adapter in, deleteing Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery from device manager, shutdown, AC adapter out, battery in, AC adapter in' method The real problem is, that I have to do this every single day I wake up. Maybe it's because I don't updated BIOS, or it's a software/hardware error?
I really don't know how to update the bios for the 505s. Where can i download the new bios update and also what are the steps that I have to take? Will the program just update everything once you press yes or will you need to go in to the bios in the start up or what?
I have had the G505S for 2 days and have been using it to play Football Manager 2014. However twice in that time it has shut down because it has overheated. When I power back on the fan kicks in and some serious heat comes out and dissipates after around 5 mins.
I have downloaded HWMonitor which reads around 90C when idling, however the AMD Overdrive programme reports around 42C when idling.
I have just installed the latest BIOS update and made the changes recommended at this link [URL] .... to reduce the processor power to 98% to stop it overclocking, but is there anything else I should be doing? Is the laptop faulty as the fan doesn't kick in and out to try and cool it down during gaming?
My G505s A10-5750m processor is underclocking and locked at 2.05ghz. I tried changing settings in Lenovo Energy Management, Catylist Control is up to date, Bios is at 3.0, Amd Overdrive doesn't change anything beside GPU for me, whenever I try to adjust processor settings, it just goes back to what it was before. Temps are are 57C, but show 100 in HW monitor which it says for everyone.
I have Lenovo G505 (59-380146) (APU Quad Core A10-5750 2.5 Ghz/ 6GB Ram) Windows 7 x64. Upgraded my HDD to SSD (Sandisk SDSSDHP256G FW:X2316RL).
System become rapid speed, windows boots in 8-10secs, HD tune transfer rate is between 357.3 and 409.6 MB/sec, simply everything just went perfect except Internet speed... With old HDD it used to be around 36-40Mbps, with SSD its now only around 11-13Mbps... My wireless card is Atheros AR956x. Drivers are up to date and downloaded from Lenovo support website. Tried old HDD - wifi works perfect.
Long story short, the battery likes to play games as to when it is or isn't detected. If I plug it in to the charger before booting it tends to recognize the battery, but frequently when simply turning on the G505s it'll just not detect the battery (I tried seeing if it was detected in the Lenovo Solution Center in addition to the battery meter; it wasn't). It runs on battery, but it's incredibly irritating to have no info as to how much of a charge is left.
I just got this laptop yesterday, and I upgraded the BIOS firmware, and am currently running Windows 8.1.
So i have the g505s a10.... A few weeks ago the unit would not boot after running awesome for several months. I have upgraded to Win8.1.
My problem is that with this newer uefi bios i am not able to view any of the files on the 505s hd with any of my other computers. I desperately need to resurect the 505 but do not want to run the one key recovery untill i can get some extremly important files first.
I have been a computer professional for quite awhile but have not worked extensively with uefi yet, Best i can tell, the only way to achieve what i am after is using another pc with uefi capabilities to access the drive.
What are my options to access the data from a 3rd party pc.
I just bought new headset for my Lenovo G505S + adapter(mic jack + audio jack in one output) but when I speak microphone on headset is not working but in-built microphone is capturing sound. I checked Smartaudio settings setted on headset option on configuration of conector and neither of theese microphone was working so I set back default.
This is terrible, by using CPUz i can see that, whilst the laptop is charging, the clock speed drops down to 900mhz and fluctautes between that and 1400mhz, this is shocking, i can hardly watch youtube videos or even post this thread, the lag and slowness is unbearable. When running on battery power the CPU speed shoots up to 2500mhz and stays there,it never seems to go to its turbo speed either. Whilst charging, the laptop is unusabe, i cannot do anything on it.
I am trying to connect my G505s to my Bose wireless speaker via Bluetooth. I am not able to find anything relating to Bluetooth in my Device Manager and no Bluetooth drivers. The Bluetooth symbol does not appear in my Windows Taskbar as I've seen it on other PCs. I am running Windows 8.1.
Things I have done so far:
- I downloaded the Atheros,Broadcom driver for Windows 8.1 (126.96.36.1996/188.8.131.5250) from the Lenovo website. When I try to install it I am told that there are no valid drivers to be installed.
-I followed the instructions from Windows which said to go into Settings > Change PC Settings > PC & Devices and ensure that Bluetooth is there. Microsoft states that Bluetooth capable computers should have a Bluetooth settings page in here. I don't have one.
- From some reading online I came across instructions to run services.msc and change the Bluetooth settings in there. I followed these instructions and didn't have any luck. All of the Bluetooth listings in here state that Bluetooth is running.
- Made sure that my computer setting to locate other devices is enabled.
I'm not really sure if this computer is Bluetooth ready or not. If it isn't, I'm not sure why there are Bluetooth things "running" in services.msc though...
I recently bought lenovo Z50-70 with i7, 8GB ram, Nvidia 840m without operation system. I installed windows 7 64bit and all drivers for W7 from lenovo website. But i cant find : Lenovo energy manager for W7 and Lenovo ATK hotkeys for W7. Hotkeys are important because i cant see how much i turning down or up music. What should i do?
I recently bought a Lenovo G505s about a month ago. Everything is fine with it until i downloaded Steam and downloaded some games. 3 of the games i downloaded are shooters and therefore require the left mouse button. But when i click it to shoot, it doesn't respond sometimes and is very laggy. This is not the fault of the game as i tried it in different ones but the problem is still there. i tried to switch round the buttons (so that the right button is to shoot and the left to aim) and it works fine...
If it is needed here are some specs for the pc: AMD A8 6gb ram WIndows 8.1
Also the buttons and trackpad work completely fine with everything else except games including Minecraft. it seems that when i am moving with WASD the button doesn't work but the right click button does.
My laptop has a keyboard where i have to use the FN key to use the function keys at the top, instead of having to press the FN key to use the action keys. ive been looking everywhere for a way to make it so i dont have to press the FN key to use my function keys, i looked at the bios but i dont see an option to disable the action keys, nor can i find an option anywhere elce in my laptop to set it like that, id even embrace an option to go into the registry to swap the on/off signal of the FN key.
My fairly new Lenovo Y410p funtions extremely well when playing a video game, but only when connected to a charger, as soon as I disconnect the charger, my framerate can drop to upto 1/8th of the original framerate. It is always connected to the NVidia Graphics Card, the power plan is always on high performance, and the minimum processor state on battery for the processor power management is 100%. How I can fix it? Am I missing something fairly obvious, or is there a defect with my computer?
I recently purchased an Ideapad P400, and I have noticed that the default for the keys where F1 and F2, etc. usually are, are now the mute and volume buttons. To access the F1, F2....F12 keys, you now have to press Fn + your desired F key.
While I understand many people probably find this useful, I play several games where these keys are essential, and it makes playing the games nearly impossible to play if you have to hold down the Fn key in addition to the desired F key. So my question is, is it possible to reverse the Function keys? I would much rather press Fn + F1 to mute than have to press press Fn + F1 to access F1.
S440. I prefer to use the function keys F1-F12 without using the Fn key. It seems like in other models there is an option in the BIOS to change this, but not on my machine. Also the Lenovo software nor Windows configuration seems to be able to change this. Is there anyway to do this?