Question about Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Notebook
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Optical drive in your Lenovo Y510 is not a customer replaceable unit (CRU), so I would strongly recommend for you to contact their helpdesk. The link to their consumer support can be found below :
Also, I have included the site where you can view (and download) the user's manual specifically for this computer. It does not have anything regarding dis-assembly but I'm quite sure it will be of a help :
Y510 User's guide
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Posted on Mar 12, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Well, I have been unsuccessful at getting a good look from a service manual but I might have an answer for you on what is hanging you up. Look in the area near the touchpad on the base. Are there what appears to be two Hex shaped stand-offs screwed to the motherboard in that area. These are generally used to secure Mini-pci cards and they are usually zinc in color. They may even have a plastic support nearby with an arrow by each standoff as a guide to remove them as a matter of case disassembly. Just a thought to look out for something like that.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
Testimonial: "I'll check it out. The "box" is out in my shop. There are some zinc plated torx standoffs in the areas about 2" away. Thanks!"
Windows 7 is a new platform and every hardware manufacture is developing the driver suits for it.Meanwhile you will have to download the drivers directly from the chip manufacturers site e.g. for sound you can download it from http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/.
About the chip manufacturers you can know from the Y510 page where the drivers are there for Vista or XP.
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
This information is intended for experienced users. It is not intended for basic users, hackers, or computer thieves. Please do not try any of following procedures if you are not familiar with computer hardware. I'll not be responsible for the use or misuse of this information, including personal injury, loss of data or hardware damage. So use it at your own risk.
A. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:
In most motherboards CMOS battery is soldered, which makes it difficult to remove the battery. In this case we use another method.
Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.
When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.
Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper.
B. By Using Software:
I have found that BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is a program that works instantly to remove any lost or forgotten BIOS/CMOS password. Simply boot your PC to DOS and execute the program, and get access to forgotten BIOS/CMOS passwords in just seconds
BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool Service: http://www.biospasswordrecovery.com/
Posted on Jul 06, 2010
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