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Y580 GTX 660M Missing in Device Manager

Discussion in 'IdeaPad & Essential' started by Aonarch, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Aonarch

    Aonarch Notebook Enthusiast

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    Y580 GTX 660M Missing in Device Manager

    I kept getting bluescreens for nvlddmkm.sys so I uninstalled and deleted all the Nvidia VGA drivers, with the intention of loading the newest official Nvidia driver from nvidia.com. Now after I downloaded the official Nvidia one it cannot detect my hardware. I tried the Lenovo driver but it too fails. I turned off the machine and let it sit for a minute. I then restarted but it was still missing in the device manager. I scanned for new hardware, but it didn't find anything.

    Any ideas?
     
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    On Y570, there is a hard switch for dedicated GPU to be on or off. Wondering if there is a soft-switch to turn off the GPU on Y580? If there is, perhaps you triggered it? I remember one time on Y570, I had turned off the GPU switch and was pondering for few days where had GPU went to, looked for ages in Device Manager, etc...
     
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    That would be too coincidential.

    I think I just figured it out... I uninstalled the 4000 as well. I will restart and see if that fixed it.
     
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    Dang same issue. I'm downloading all three possible drivers beta and Lenovo then I'm going to force the GTX 660m in the bios to be on.
     
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    Update: None of the Lenovo drivers worked for video. I had to do a clean install of Win7 x64 Ultimate (I was planning on it anyways). I finally figured it out. I had to use Windows Update to install the 4000 driver, restart, and then use Nvidia's 304.79 Beta for the 660M.
     
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    Wierd problem you had but good thing you figured it out. Try the One Key Recovery to restore to factory if problem comes up again.
     
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    Hm...this problem was really weird. But there is some info regarding this driver update on Windows Update. It should be installed before you proceed with nvidia - there is some hot fix. So that could be the problem...this or maybe something went wrong during uninstall.
     
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    The One Key Recovery was giving me weird screen issues. Basically it would maximize a black full screen and I could only alt-tab out of it.

    I had the same issues after a clean OS install (reformat, no-backup).

    So two more issues...

    The WLAN and Bluetooth driver downloads are apparently corrupted on lenovo. I tried to download them last night on my laptop via ethernet cable, but I received a the executable is corrupted error message after launching the .exe's. I tried redownloading this morning on my work computer, but I got the same error message.
     
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    I did clean install but I used drivers from CD.
     
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    Mine didn't come with a drivers cd.

    Broadcom Bluetooth Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) – IdeaPad Y480, Y580

    ^ I google searched both filenames and this Bluetooth driver worked. It is for the Y580, but it is a month older than the one listed on Lenovo.com > support > drivers > Y580, and much larger than the corrupted file on their site. I believe the one listed is ~45MB, but this one is 297MB.

    Still no luck with the WLAN, but at least that is all that I have left.

    EDIT:

    Different error message now.

    http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/dow...true&componentID=1296773861251&DocID=DS027812

    ^ That WLAN driver said it does not support my operating system. I am running Win 7 x64 Ultimate and that driver is listed for Win 7 x86/ x64.
     
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