Deal DetailsPromoted 03-09-2013 at 08:22 AM View Original Post
- Intel Core i5 3317U 1.70GHz ULV Processor
- 4GB DDR3
- 128GB SSD
- 13.3" 1600x900 IPS Capacitive Multitouch LED Convertible Display
- Intel HD Graphics 4000
- WiFi N
- 4-cell Battery
- Windows 8
Enter code: MADNESS
Check your battery wear by installing this BatteryBar free download .
RAM and battery are both field-replaceable. Tech Manual
You cannot purchase a SquareTrade warranty for this since it is a refurbished laptop.
Lenovo Partition Structure Hotfix <--- Combe C AND D Drives to get a 100GB C Drive
Trackpad Hacking Guide (PDF)
User Guide - English (PDF)
StartIsBack Start Menu <--- Reactivates the HIDDEN Start Menu. BEST START MENU APP. It doesn't launch a separate process! NO SYSTEM BLOAT.
Classic Shell <--Open source Start Menu. SAFE, TRUSTWORTHY MENU APP. it doesn't have a backdoor.
Lenovo Companion Software
OneKey Theater: http://sw.lds.com.cn/ideapad/Onek...heater.z
Lenovo Transition: http://sw.lds.com.cn/ideapad/Leno...sition.z
Lenovo Energy Management: http://sw.lds.com.cn/ideapad/Ener...gement.z
Software that may not work on the Yoga (but is listed):
Smart Update U310: http://sw.lds.com.cn/ideapad/Smar...310410.z
Smart Update U510: http://sw.lds.com.cn/ideapad/Smar..._U510S.z
Please post any recommended non-OEM slip-in keyboard covers for this laptop below: (Thanks in advance)
Can someone also post the OEM one and their opinion please? Here it is on Lenovo's website . Googling it shows mixed reviews. Thanks in advance. (I'm not sure which to get in regards to comment above). Thanks in advance as well!
Known Issues (and Fixes) - created by jnads
Touchpad not disabling when switching to tablet mode: Re-install the Synaptics driver from the Lenovo website. This is special functionality specifically for this laptop (the driver on the Lenovo site is CUSTOM) and Windows update tends to replace the driver (screwing everything up). I believe you only have to do this once, unless another driver comes out. Alternatively, follow the guide above to install the old driver with the new functionality.
Software keyboard appears, then disappears: Go into Metro and open the Lenovo Companion App. Click the Apps for Ideapad box. Re-install Lenovo Transition. When your device changes states, it will intelligently open the software keyboard as necessary.
LINKS FOR ^^^^ TOP TWO HERE:
Tabet Mode is slow:
-Lenovo under-clocks the processor to 800Mhz in Tablet Mode to keep the heat low. If you don't want this, do one of the following:
-Uninstall Intel Thermal Framework in Remove Programs. Removing this will prevent it from doing that. I haven't done this, so I don't know if it's recommended. I did do the following:
-Alternatively, Hold POWER Down for 10 seconds to COMPLETELY turn off the computer. Start it up and hit F2 to Enter BIOS, switch to 2nd page, disable DPTF, save and exit. I haven't done any benchmarking to verify this works. <--DOES NOT WORK.
C Drive isn't showing all my space:
Lenovo partitions the SSD funky. A 128GB SSD is technically 119GB Usable space. They save 19 GB for a re-install partition (so you can use Lenovo OneKey to wipe the laptop). D drive is a partition to make user-backups (Ghost Images), which is a giant waste.
-Run the partition app up top, which will combine C and D drives. You should get 100GB. I wouldn't re-format the entire drive, because there are still some apps bundled with the laptop that are not on the Lenovo site. There aren't any guides yet for completely reinstalling windows with this laptop.
Touchscreen not working after reboot
There's a fix for that (Touch Screen completely not working after reboot):
Touchscreen occasionally "misses" an input (i.e. you have to click twice)
Quote :The problem here is either (1) the touch device powers down too quickly, (2) it doesn't power back up fast enough, or (3) a bit of both.
Here's the workaround I used (because this was driving me nuts):
- Open device manager
- Expand Human Interface Devices
At the bottom of the HID list are two devices labeled "USB Input Device" On my system, the one we're concerned with is the second one, so the last item in the list, but just to make sure it's the right one:
- Open the device properties
- Click the Details tab
- In the drop down menu, select Hardware Ids
The one we want will say USB\VID_04F3&PID_000A on the second line
- Move to the Power Management tab
- Uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
Please note I do not yet have numbers on the real impact to battery life this change will have.
That said, we're working to figure out the best way to address this, whether it's turning off power management on the device, or dramatically improving how quickly it's able to detect touch activity.
There can be two issues:
1. Fan could be broken (bearing loud). This would be a grinding sound.
2. Fan could be rubbing on the metal housing inside the case (tick, tick, tick, tick sound.... somewhat common). You could RMA it, or open up the laptop and bend the housing to fix it yourself.
3. Fan spins up too loud too frequently.
Fan Fix for #3 ("fix" doesn't really work for most people, just slows the fan down. Still loud. Lenovo says they'll fix it in the next firmware update)
Windows 8 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs - created by localdeals
Any known solution for a missing mouse cursor? You're driver was most likely updated by either MS in one of its updates, or you upgraded beyond the one offered by Lenovo. Check that your Synaptics version ends with *.3. First, uninstall, the driver from the Device Manager, then reboot. Then, install the Lenovo *.3 version. Also, make sure you had not pressed F6 by accident, as that disables your touchpad.