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  1. Alright, so I had problems with my Y510p for some time now. I've had 3 main problems: 1. CD/DVD drive that I got with it wasn't working. It would only read CDs and not DVDs. Anyways, I replaced it with HDD bay so that's not a problem anymore. (and it's cheap anyways) 2. TouchPad: Some of you (Y410p/Y500/Y510p) might have this problem where the touchpad seems like it isn't screwed in correctly. Like it has some space between the state where you're not touching it and the "click" button. 3. Speakers: I was really disappointed by this one, they're JBL after all. Anyways, the left speaker made cracking sounds when I went over 60% volume and listen to bass heavy music. The right one was working fine though. That's when I went all rage mode and decided to disassemble it myself. Here's what you'll need: http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_y410p_y510p_hmm.pdf This is the hardware maintenance manual by lenovo. You can use it for Y510p and Y410p. I followed all the steps to the part where the keyboard cover (where the touchpad and everything is) was removed. Also, if you try to remove any plastic part and it seems like it's going to break, it isn't. Trust me. I just pulled a bit harder and most of the parts came right off without breaking anything (the plastic is pretty strong here). But don't force it like a maniac though. Try to look at the pictures on the PDF file to figure where the plastic connectors are. Alright, so by this point I am looking at my Y510p without it's keyboard and keyboard cover. I look at the left speaker. Boom. It's actually broken (and it was since day one). The membrane of the speaker isn't connected to the rubber around it. The adhesive isn't even there. "Fuck it", I say to myself, and get some super glue (if you're going to do this make sure to get a good brand. You don't want it to loosen over time) and start applying it using a toothpick. Apply it carefully ONLY around the membrane. You DO NOT want to apply it to the rubber around the membrane, because that way you'll make the speaker inable to move, thus it will only be worse. Alright, so I let it dry out for about 10 minutes to be sure and go on to the touchpad. (since I can't power on the laptop yet) I turned around the keyboard cover where I can see the touchpad from behind. You'll be able to see a metal plate right where "left and right" buttons are. You'll also see screws that are holding the metal in place. Remove them. You'll now see that the metal panel has this bulge that is supposed to be the base where the "click" lands. Sure enough, I see 1 small metal button/switch on the touchpad itself (we're still looking UNDER the touchpad). That button is the one that you press when you click anywhere on the touchpad when using it. I went on and put a small piece of paper on the button and carefully put the metal panel back on it and test out the touchpad. Boom. No more space between clicks and it seems like it's perfectly still now. I assemble to laptop back together and plug it in. Played some music on 100%, and yeah, fixed. Left speaker is now working perfectly fine without any distortion the touchpad is now PERFECT. I love it. If you have any questions about the process here, ask me. Also, if you're going to disassemble your Y510p, you can ask me whatever you want before doing so.
  2. Having this problem since day one. Left speaker (when you put a flashlight near it) physically moves ~80% more than the right speaker. It seems like it's loose or something. The sound? Horrible. If I listen to something bassy, I can't go over 60% volume without hearing a loud crackle that just ruins anything you're listening to. Tried pressing the laptop casing at all points but still nothing. And I don't know how to open the laptop deep enough to reach the speaker itself.
  3. Tried using the cooling pad. Didn't really help much. I'm using Y510p though, so it might be a bit different.
  4. After playing Watch_Dogs for about 30 minutes, if you put your hand near the fan outlet and keep it there for like 5 seconds, you'll start to feel pain. It gets seriously hot to the point where it's pretty uncomfortable keeping your fingers on WASD and your left hand will get sweaty.
  5. I've had a message appearing few times when I was running chrome with ~10 tabs and playing Watch_Dogs that said something like "You're running out of ram". I'm using the 8GB one. I suggest you get it too, and then if you see that you need more, it's really easy to upgrade. Just be sure to get the DDR3L and not DDR3 as the "L" one uses low voltage, which combined with haswell processors works best.
  6. I'm using Y510p with Samsung 840 Pro inside the laptop, and WD Blue in the ultrabay. I tried switching them and it seems like it is SATA III, as the SSD had the same speed.
  7. Excision

    the new Y50/40

    You'll have to deal with having no CD/Ultrabay. I'm using Y510p with a 2.5" SSD inside the machine, and a WD 2.5" hard drive in my ultrabay. I couldn't live without 2 HDDs.
  8. I'm having the same problem. Bought 7260 and was all shits and giggles until I booted the laptop. Now I somehow have to reach TechInfernos' 5 post minimum to download a file to attempt to flash my bios and remove the whitelist from it.
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