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    y410p Power/Battery Issue

    Shorts: My y410p refuses to acknowledge the power cord to charge the battery. Was having problems with battery installed and power cord, but power cord only would work, now nothing. Long of it: So a month or two ago I was starting a program (TDU2) and experienced a straight crash to black/power off. Laptop was plugged in, didn't think anything of it. I turned the machine back on got back to business on some word processing, but I didn't notice that it was running battery only. When the warning came on about battery power I went into alert mode and started research. Ended up removing the battery and the laptop recognized the power cord as a source. Went through a bunch of hoops to remove the power management tools by MS and reinstall the Lenovo one, eventually after holding the reset switch by the battery and the power button down for 30 secs or so, independently, I was able to hook the battery back in and get it charged. It has not been away from a powered port on the wall for long since then. I recently unplugged it and left it that way for a day, in case I needed it at another site, when I came back to homebase and plugged it in I had failed to notice the battery only, this time due to the fact that I have no battery management software really installed. The reboot/unplug/hold reset button trick worked for a minute. Did another reset and now no dice. Battery or no battery. Removed all attached components, internal and external (hdd/ram/second hdd) based on the support site recommendation and still no dice. Anyone have any ideas? I would like to get it back to normal even temporarily so that I can put the bios back to stock from the sl7 mod, just to forstall any issues there. I forsee trying to RMA it just to get this fixed but the bios thing is on my mind. Thanks for anything.
  2. Another to say a successful mod + change to an Intel Wireless AC 7260 wireless card. Salvaged the dvd drive and remove the faceplate with some dis-assembly of the dvd drive to prevent any 'breaks' and put the faceplate on a new 9mm HDD caddy. Grabbed a Samsung 500gb EVO SSD, and plopped her in. That is where my success ends. I have some more tinkering to deal with, but the error that comes up is regarding windows not be able to find the partition. The interesting thing is that the new SSD, instead of being labeled as Disk0 as the original HDD was, it is labeled as Disk2 after the 24gb m.2. I don't know if its the 8.1 os, the fact I was trying to install from usb, or the fact that the bios didn't update the disk drive to the right order? I was hoping for a clean install, but might have to deal with a clone/upgrade to pro.
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    Wireless Card Comparison

    Another thread was posted the following: [h=2]Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 WiFi Stock VS Centrino 6235 Advanced-N[/h]
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    Y500/Y400 Aftermarket HDD Caddy

    Or if Corsair is really providing the M500 in the M.2 formfactor [ 240GB, 2.5-inch Solid State Drive, upgrades for Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p Laptop/Notebook, CT4416164 from Crucial.com M500 SSD - Micron Technology, Inc. ]
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    Y500/Y400 Aftermarket HDD Caddy

    Pimsley - Did you ever get it and did it work for the y400 formfactor? machin - I would ask you the same, do you have a 500 or a 400.. Though I imagine that the form shouldn't matter I would be using my current faceplate, and the caddy size should be fairly stock, I will have to measure my 410p caddy when I get a chance.
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    Bigfoot Killer Wireless-N 1202 in Y500 at first glance

    I was looking at this card, it is good to see the performance is fairly decent. Are there any others that have been tested with the Lenovo MoBos?
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    Y510 wifi whitelist removal?

    I assume this is the same for the y410p. I thought that there was a mention that the BIOS would work but this caused me to question that. If not I will look to dumping the BIOS for it.
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