Greetings from Brazil! Not sure I'm posting in the right place, but I have a question: how do I find out the brand and model of my BIOS chip without having to open my laptop? I can't find this information anywhere. Been searching for days... I have a Lenovo Ideapad 300-15ISK 80RS (motherboard Paris 5A8). Thanks a lot for your time and help! I really appreciate it! Best regards, JC.
When my first CPU fan on Y500 is broke i replaced it on something compatible (non-original) and planned to replace it later on original. Since that time happened a lot things, but i still using that non-original fan. But i did some research and here is what i founded:
1. Forcecon (marked as FCN on fan)
DFS5413005MH0T-FC1C (5V - 0.5A)
Spotted in: Y400, Y500.
2. Asia Vital Components (marked as AVC on fan)
BNTA0612R5H-P007 (5V - 0.5A)
Spotted in: Y410p, Y500, Y510p.
3. Sunon (marked as SUNON MagLev on fan)
MG60120V1-C230-S99 (5V - 2.25W (0.45A))
Spotted in: Y410p, Y500.
So, which to choose? Any recomendation? Maybe there also unexpected way (completely diffirent fan from another company for another laptop)?
By Venc Dee
Because I was in need of free USB ports (especially for Bluetooth after Wifi card change) I started DIY work on adding internal USB hub. I wasn't able to found any free USB head on board so I decided to adopt USB-2.0 port on Audio jack board. This was successfull and my Y510p has now 3 more internal USB ports (fourth port is connected out to external USB - except power which is lead directly to allow power-off charging, of course).
As usb hub I used mini octopuss hub type, the output cables pretty fitted to free room around HDD and under mPCI slot. On one cable is connected mini bluetooth 4.0 module, on second mini micro-SD reader (for fail-safe and system repair and recovery, including gparted live distro) and one cable is left free, ending just beside mPCI slot. I plan to use it eventually for usb wifi mini-dongle replacing PCI wifi card thus freeing mPCIe slot. The free slot will be then available for PCI riser with external graphics etc. ... If somebody is interested, I'm ready to upload complete and detailed photo story
The lenovo y510p has no thunderbolt or express card but it does come with their own ultrabay technology by which you can add another graphics card inside a socket which hold in place of the DVD drive once you take it out. Apparently the ultrabay is a pcie 3 implementation. So I was thinking if its possible to DIY eGPU. I think besides the basic setup of eGPU one might need a specialized connector for the Ultrabay.
Has anyone done it. Can anyone guide me to DIY?