Does the i7 run with full performance or will it be throttled like the i5?
Check the laws from your country. On some countries they have marked terms like this as illegal and not valid.
There seems to be no official way to get this again to work for a fully cleared hdd. The easiest solution may to be to recovery a backup.
The EC solution should also work.
Take a look at the bios/uefi. You can set the function back to default FN Function.
Slow, Phison controller.
It is the 4820TG thread and not the 3820TG.
I have taken ~30 mins for it and have done it slowly with a cup of coffee. The only important point is, that the screws have different sizes. ;)...
Easy but you will need a bunch of time. The motherboard is flipped inside the case.
Take a search for the service manual.
Absolutely easy. In the manual section on the Lenovo page for the U430 should be a guide.
Never got a reply from Plextor, asking for release date or more information.
There are 4GB soldered on the motherboard of the U430.
The Lenovo german phone reps for the ideapad lines failed also.
Get a new laptop may be the best option you have.
Bronsky is to fast. ;)
And he is absolutely right.
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