An awesome student from our education program made this wiki. It is not managed by iFixit staff.
Lenovo Ideapad Y580-2099 Troubleshooting
Won't Boot up/Boots Up Slowly ¶
Slow boot ups, burning smell, or laptop won’t recognize flash drives or other plug-ins.
Broken Motherboard ¶
If your laptop has been dropped recently it is possible that the motherboard has been cracked. A replacement motherboard may be needed.
Bad Motherboard ¶
When the power button is pressed it lights up, but won’t power on. The motherboard may be faulty and need to be replaced.
No Display ¶
The Screen on your laptop is no longer functioning properly.
Cracked screen ¶
Screen cracked in half, new screen needed. Buy a new screen with the same monitor type. Unscrew the laptop and replace the screen.
Software needs an update ¶
A new BIOS system update may be required. Try restarting your laptop and making sure you have a power source plugged in.
Battery Not Working Right ¶
Battery is not in top condition as it came originally.
Bad charger ¶
When plugging in the wall charger to the laptop the battery will not save energy at all. Your charger may be faulty. A new charger may be required. Make sure it's not the battery bot clearing its ports of dust and debri. If the battery still won’t charge then a replacement battery is needed.
Bad battery ¶
Battery isn't upholding the life that it said it would. Make sure you are charging the laptop the appropriate amount of time it requires to reach 100%. Close any extra windows/ programs when not using and fully shut down laptop when finished to reserve battery.
Speakers Sound Bad ¶
''Speakers are not crisp and clear/ displaying sound efficiently.
No sound coming out ¶
When attempting to play sound from the laptop, no sound comes out of the speakers. Make sure the volume is all the way up and the mute button is unclicked. Check to see if there are any plugins into the laptop like a USB port or headphones, if so unplug and retry. Restarting and updating the laptop can also fix this issue.
Distorted sound ¶
The sound coming from the speakers are distorted, cracking, or unclear. Check the sound on multiple sources like playing music or watching videos, make sure to listen to them on different sites to insure the distorted sound is not a program issue. If the sound is still distorted plug in headphones or separate monitors and check if the sound coming from the external source is distorted, if not speaker replacement is necessary.
Unbalanced Sound ¶
The sound coming from the laptop is lower from one of the speakers and unbalanced. Check the sound source and others to make sure it isn't coming from a specific source. Check your sound setting and make sure the sound is equalized so equal amounts of sound comes from each speakers ( Left and Right). If the sound is still unbalanced go forward with replacing the speakers.