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510-15ISK - Can the hard drive and/or RAM be upgra...

Q: 510-15ISK - Can the hard drive and/or RAM be upgra...

I'm considering the Ideapad 510 15" (Part Number 80SR0055CF). i5-6200U, 4GB onboard RAM, 1TB 5400RPM hard drive.

Can I upgrade the RAM myself? I see some 510 models have 4GB onboard + a 4GB DIMM so I'm assuming that if I get the 4GB onboard they'll be an empty DIMM slot I could add RAM to, is that the case? If so, what's the max memory I could add?

What about the hard drive, can it be upgraded/replaced? At some point I would probably want to put in an SSD.

If someone could link to the hardware maintenance manual that would be really useful, then I could check these things myself. I can't find the manual for this particular laptop. Thank you!

Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/510-15ISK-Can-the-hard-drive-and-or-RAM-be-upgraded-in-the/td-p/3398299
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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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adding a second hard drive to a Pavilion dv7 1020us 

A:adding a second hard drive to a Pavilion dv7 1020us or upgra...

It can be done. I used to have one of those model series and if I recall correctly the SATA drive plugs right into the motherboard so you do not need an adapter just a caddy.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-DV7-1000-Series-2-5-HDD-Hard-Drive-Disk-Caddy-Enclosure-AM01Q000400-/1522... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6Qouyng8hQ  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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A:Y700-15ISK Black screen, hard disk indicator is of...

Yes, there is something wrong with this model. A lot of other people have had the same issue where the laptop will no longer boot after a long sleep or shutdown. There is a BIOS update that is being released sometime by the end of the month to fix this issue. I do not know if Lenovo has a USB flash function, but if they don't you should probably exchange for another or wait for the BIOS update, so that you can flash the new BIOS as soon as you get the replacement.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Y700-15ISK-Black-screen-hard-disk-indicator-is-off/td-p/2265183
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Mod's Edit: Added issue from Subject line to Body of Post. Edited model name in Subject line for clarity.

A:y700 15isk hard ware sacan error WVC007002-UL7YII

Hi DrMustafa , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Using an updated Lenovo Solution Center for the scan , you may try updating your Video driver either from support site or directly from manufacturer (intel / NVIDIA) . 
 
For further recommendation , you can check with technical support for decoding error WVC007002-UL7YII
so it would be best assisted on the task.
 
Update us how things go. 
 
 
Regards

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Didn't you d/l the 8.1 files for iso?

There is a thread about how to do that. You only need the first post.

How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

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I am putting down the details of the tag as they appear at the back of the computer
         Dv 4378EA
S/N  [Personal Information Removed]
P/N ES973EA#ABZ
 
I presume they read;  Product: HP Pavilion dv40000
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A:Ideapad (Flex 15) touchscreen not working on upgra...

I solved the problem here for my sister's Flex 14.Press Windows+X and open Device Manager, go to Mouse and uninstall USB touchscreen.Solved the problem here...

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Ideapad-Flex-15-touchscreen-not-working-on-upgrade-to-Windows-10/td-p/2139721
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A:Intermittent WiFi issue following Windows 10 upgra...

Hi!FYI, this worked for me, finally a solution!Strangest thing--I uninstalled the Atheros driver. Did NOT reinstall it. After I uninstalled Atheros driver, a right screen Windows 10 style panel immediately appeared--either on notifications panel or in WiFi settings page, was sleepy, don't remember which--containing a labeled entry box for my wifi password. I entered the password and boom, the wifi worked. It's been working since.Again thanks. Will mark solved.













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http://community.acer.com/t5/Windows-10/Intermittent-WiFi-issue-following-Windows-10-upgrade/td-p/373678
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A:Intermittent WiFi issue following Windows 10 upgra...

Which Win10 version do you have and on what Acer ? (Both should be listed in MSINFO32.

http://community.acer.com/t5/Windows-10/Intermittent-WiFi-issue-following-Windows-10-upgrade/td-p/412424/jump-to/first-unread-message
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   [personal information removed]
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ZincasI am an HP notebook technician.Please click ?Accept as Solution ? on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Click the Thumbs Up on the left to say ?Thanks? for helping!

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HI.@  To find out how much RAM your operating system supports running the following software:http://eu.crucial.com/eur/en/systemscanner Regards.



Click on the star to say thanks.Please mark if it solves your problem.No work for LENOVO I volunteer.

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A perhaps more relevant question right now is if you want to stay with the unintentional Win10 installation or go back to your original factory-installed Windows 7 version? Jack E/NJ 

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A:Solved: windows xp hard drive with win98 hard drive-question if someone has time??

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-xp-hard-drive-with-win98-hard-drive-question-if-someone-has-time.388045/
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A:Moved hard drive and cannot boot; hard drive accessable from Recovery Console

You can't simple move one drive from one machine to another because the drivers are specific to the hardware. Did you receive recovery CDs for the Latitude? If so, you could use them to "restore" it to its factory default with the new drive. This may actually be on a partition of the hard drive.
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Hi
This is what I would do to enhance performance and storage strategy:

1. Use the 20g for the os and housekeeping utes such as av, spyware, etc only, nothing else goes on that drive.
2. Use the 160g for apps installs.
3. Use the 200g for data.

This might get you past the bios/firmware/os/drive letter issue and make better use of the drives. The 20 isn't really good for storage anymore, but would be great for an os/system ute drive. It's performance is less than the other drives, but that's ok, most of the os will stay in ram anyway after boot, you won't make any real diff having a faster os drive.
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I've used ZAR to recover files from a RAID box that seemed to have been corrupted due to a bad power supply.

You might check it out. It's free. Meaning it will only allow you to recover so many files at a time. I bought it, and like it.

They have a forum that is monitored quite often, from the developer too.

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Hello, and Welcome
 
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rskin2001 said:

I installed a brand new hard drive in my hp pavilion ze4630 and even when booting from the the Win XP disk it does not see the new hard drive. I tried using a Win Me disk in an attempt format from dos but unit does not boot into dos. The hard drive is a Toshiba MK4025GAS and i did not find a driver on their site. What do i need to do to initialize a virgin hard drive ? Also tried installing as slave drive to my desktop and format with functioning Win XP but it also did not see the drive. Thanks for assistance with this matter.Click to expand...

Can you see the drive in the BIOS setup?
 

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Quote: Originally Posted by CraziReaper


i have a problem my laptop says it has two hard drives though it only has one physical one my os hard drive is filled and my local disk has lots og free space can someone help me combine them?


First, if at all unsure backup

Parigon disk suite (free trial)

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A:Need Help Cloning Old Hard Drive to New Hard Drive (quick question)

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A:What happens after you convert your internal hard drive to an external hard drive?

does the OS simply get "reduced" to a bunch of files that I will see on my newly installed OS?Click to expand...

Yes
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A:"0x80070057" Error copying files from hard drive to hard drive??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by axelrose


"0x80070057" error. I was simply trying to copy a folder or group of files to another hard drive.
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I'm trying to copy folders/files from a Seagate SATA II 320 GB Hard Drive to a newer Western Digital SATA II 1 TB Hard Drive.
thanks



That error sometimes refers to a read write problem. That could be caused by a controller, too little ram, or a busy cpu.

How bis are the copies?

What does it say in event viewer about it?

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

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