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No Internet Connection ¶ 

The device cannot connect to the internet.

WiFi is Disabled ¶ 

Make sure that WiFi has been enabled in your system settings. To do this, go to your system settings and select "Wireless". Make sure you are connected to a wireless network.

If you are having difficulties connecting to a wireless network, try downloading the latest wireless drivers from lenovo.

If you've updated from stock Windows 8 to the newer 8.1, the Yoga 2 driver for 8.1 wireless needs to be installed.

Faulty Network Adapter ¶ 

If the problem persists, then the network adapter may be damaged. To replace this, carefully remove the back plate of the computer to access the internal components. Make sure to remove the battery from the device to prevent any sort of electrical shock. Carefully remove the power cable from the wireless card and prop it out of the socket. Replace the device and connect the power cable.

Touch Screen is Unresponsive ¶ 

The touch screen is not responding to presses or it is inaccurate.

Reboot When in Doubt ¶ 

Although it may seem obvious, some common issues that happen can be corrected by rebooting the device. Rebooting doesn't solve all issues, but it is usually the good first step to take.

Touch Screen Driver Out of Date ¶ 

If the touch screen isn't working properly, it is possible that the driver may be out of date. To check if the newest driver and operating updates are installed, run Windows Update and run it to check if there are any updates needed for the computer.

Touch Screen Needs to be Calibrated ¶ 

If there are issues with touching a location and getting feedback from another location on your screen, the tablet needs to be re-calibrated Download and run the Windows 8 & Windows 7 calibration tool and run it to re-calibrate the screen

Overheating Issues ¶ 

The computer heats up to the max temperature it can operate at, and as a safeguard shuts the system down.

Too Much Use ¶ 

If the computer has been running for a extended period of time, it is good to try turning the computer for a short period, in order to let it cool down.

Operating in Warm Environment ¶ 

If the device is being used in an environment that is very hot and humid, it is possible that the device is unable to cool itself. If you are operating the device in a warm environment and it is overheating or getting very warm, try to move into a cooler place, or consider turning it off for a short period to cool down, and use it in short periods.

The Vents and Fans Are Covered With Dust ¶ 

Depending on the environment where the laptop is used, as well as how long the user has had the device, dust can build up. If the device does not get proper air intake or outtake, the device will overheat.

Look at the vents on the computer and use either compressed air on the vents or a vacuum to clean off any dust that may be lingering. While the device does not have to be opened, it can be a good idea to clean the fans of the device, by spraying compressed air around the surface of the fan.

Fans Are Covered With Dust ¶ 

Computers, especially the ultra-slim IdeaPad Flex 15, overheat because of dust stuck in vents or fans. This dust traps hot air in the body of the computer and the air can't leave. To fix this, locate the vent and spray a can of compressed air into the computer. Computers can overheat due to excessive dust and other materials stuck in the vents or fan. To fix this, use a compressed air duster to carefully blow the dust off the vents and fan.

Laptop Will Not Power On ¶ 

The laptop does not show any sign or give any response when the power button is pressed.

Low Battery or Loose Connection ¶ 

Make sure that the battery is charged by plugging in the charger from a working outlet and into the device. Also, make sure that the battery is properly attached.

Faulty Charger ¶ 

If the charger is plugged into the wall but the light on it is not turning on, then the charger could be faulty. If this occurs, try plugging in to another outlet. If the problem persists, then the charger may be faulty. If this is the case, you may need to purchase a new charger for your device. Note that it must be specific to the device and should come from the manufacturer itself.

Faulty Battery ¶ 

If the power supply adapter is plugged into the computer, and the light on the power supply is on, first verify that the adapter is plugged in securely. If the laptop powers on with the power supply adapter plugged in, but immediately powers off after removal of the adapter both after short and long charges, the battery needs to be replaced.

Malfunctioning Power Socket ¶ 

Verify that the power adapter is plugged in firmly and securely. If it was, check the charging light on the computer itself to see if it is charging. If the power supply light is on but the computer is not charging, then that can mean that the power socket on the computer is broken, and should be replaced.

RAM Won't Post ¶ 

When the computer starts up, an error is displayed on the screen, stating that the RAM will not post.

RAM Not Aligned ¶ 

After verifying that the laptop is unplugged, and the battery is removed, take out the screws from the bottom plate of the computer so that the internals of the computer can be accessed. Re-seat the RAM stick back into the RAM socket on the motherboard, and verify that it is aligned correctly.

Faulty RAM ¶ 

If after re-seating the RAM and the error message still comes up, try to place the RAM into another RAM slot if available. If after placing the RAM into a different slot and the error message is still displayed, consider replacing the RAM because is faulty.

USB Drive Not Reading ¶ 

The USB port does not detect my device.

Make sure that your USB device is properly inserted inside the USB port. Clear any dust or debris from the port on the device.

Faulty USB Header ¶ 

If problems continue, then the USB header port may be damaged and should be replaced. To do so, carefully remove the bottom plate of the computer to access the internal port. The header is connected on the motherboard with a ribbon cable. Gently prop this cable off and replace with the new USB adapter.

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