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How to Reset Lenovo Laptop

A reset may be needed for a number of different reasons when using a Lenovo laptop and although this process may seem rather daunting to some at first, it can be done in only a few short steps. Knowing this, how exactly do you reset a Lenovo laptop?

To reset a Lenovo laptop, locate the power button on your device and hold it down for 10-20 seconds. This will cause the laptop to shut down and go through the boot-up sequence which will result in a reset for the device.

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Whether you are looking to correct a few small glitches on your device, are having troubles with one particular function or application, or simply need to improve the processing ability of your device, resetting a Lenovo laptop is a great way to resolve these and many other issues through a quick and easy process. If you are looking to reset your Lenovo laptop as a whole or are wanting to reset particular functions of the device, continue reading below.

How to Reset Lenovo Laptop

When it comes to resetting a Lenovo laptop, the process to reset the entire device is rather cut and dry and should only take a few minutes to complete but there are also ways to reset particular functions or areas of the laptop without having to worry about resetting the entire device. However, if you are looking to reset your Lenovo laptop as a whole, read on to see what steps need to be taken to complete this process successfully.

To reset a Lenovo laptop, locate the power button on your device and hold it down for 10-20 seconds. This will cause the laptop to shut down and go through the boot-up sequence which will result in a reset for the device.

How to Reset Lenovo Laptop to Factory Settings

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There are two broad types of resets when it comes to a Lenovo laptop – you can either complete a soft reset which will keep all data and saved items on your device, or you can complete a factory reset which will wipe the device completely clean, deleting all material from it. A factory reset essentially restores the laptop back to its factory state, giving you a clean slate to work on. To see how to reset a Lenovo laptop to factory settings, take a look below.

To reset a Lenovo laptop back to factory settings, go to the Start menu and select ‘Settings.’ From here you will go to ‘Update & Security’ > ‘Recovery’ > click on ‘Reset this PC and choose ‘Get Started’ > then select the option to ‘Remove Everything.’

How to Reset Lenovo Laptop BIOS

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BIOS, or in a lengthier explanation, Basic Input/Output System of a Lenovo laptop is the key to getting your device up and running when turned on. If something has gone awry within BIOS, you may notice that your device is not starting as it should or is having major difficulty when in the middle of the startup process, leading to the need for a reset. To see how to reset BIOS in a Lenovo laptop, continue reading.

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To reset a Lenovo laptop BIOS, turn the laptop off and back on and when on, immediately press ‘F2’ repeatedly until the BIOS screen pulls up. From here, click on the ‘Exit’ tab, select ‘Load Optimal Defaults,’ press ‘F10’ to save the changes, then the computer should reboot.

How to Reset Lenovo Laptop Battery

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Although the functioning BIOS of your Lenovo laptop is essential, there are many other components that must operate properly in order to have a device that runs smoothly and efficiently, with one major component being the battery of your device. If the battery malfunctions, is having issues holding charge, or is not charging at all, resetting it could be a way to get things back on track, but how can it be done?

To reset a Lenovo laptop battery, disconnect the AC adapter and press the emergency reset button located on the bottom of the device with a paperclip. Once pressed, reinsert the AC adapter and connect the device to power which will cause the laptop to complete the battery reset.

How to Reset Lenovo Laptop Login Password

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Keeping your Lenovo laptop password protected is essential in securing the content within the device and protecting personal content within. From time to time, in order to keep your device secure, a new password should be put into use or you may need to change the password to make logging in more accessible. No matter the reason, read on to see the steps you need to take to reset a Lenovo laptop login password.

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To reset a Lenovo laptop login password, from the login window, click on the primary account and select ‘Start’ > ‘Control Panel’ > ‘User Accounts’ > select the account you wish to change the password for > ‘Change the Password’ > enter the new password > then confirm the change.

How to Reset Lenovo Laptop Display

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The display on your Lenovo laptop is one that can be changed to make the homescreen more personal upon login, or it is one that can keep the factory display installed until intentionally reset. If you are looking to change the display of your Lenovo laptop but aren’t quite sure how to go about the process, continue reading below to see how the display can be reset and what you need to do to complete the process successfully.

To reset a Lenovo laptop display, simultaneously hold down the volume down and volume up buttons for eight seconds until you see a menu appear on the screen. From here, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the display reset process.

How to Reset Lenovo Laptop Camera

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The camera of a Lenovo laptop is a feature that takes users from being a face behind a screen to being a face on the screen, enabling owners of Lenovo laptops to connect with people around the world from the comfort of their individual work space. If you notice that the camera isn’t working as it should or has stopped working altogether, a reset may be needed. If you are looking to reset your Lenovo laptop camera, the answer can be found below.

To reset a Lenovo laptop camera, from the Device Manager go to ‘Imaging Devices’ > ‘Lenovo EasyCamera’ > ‘Disable Device’ then go back through this same process but select ‘Enable Device’ at the end. This should cause the camera to reset.

How to Reset Lenovo Laptop CMOS

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As previously discussed, the BIOS of your Lenovo laptop must be in working order to complete the process of starting up and running your device, but there must be an area in which it is stored, which is the CMOS. The CMOS is a small section of memory storage within the motherboard of your computer that stores the BIOS and thus, must also function to allow the device to start. If you need to reset the CMOS of your Lenovo laptop, how can this be done?

To reset the CMOS of a Lenovo laptop, turn the device off, unplug the AC adaptor, then remove the main battery. Unscrew and remove the memory compartment cover and remove the next battery and disconnect the attached cable. Wait 30 minutes, reassemble the device, and the CMOS will reset.

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How to Reset Lenovo Laptop Clock

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The clock on your Lenovo laptop may seem like a minor point of concern, but when you are without a watch, without a phone, or without a room that has a physical clock on any wall or other surface, you need a reference point to be able to depend on when it comes to the passing time. If the clock on your device is not aligned with the right timezone or is going too quickly or too slowly, read on to see what you can do to reset this feature.

To reset a Lenovo laptop clock, select ‘Adjust date/time.’ From here you can adjust the time manually by turning off the enabled feature ‘Set Time Automatically.’ To complete the process, press ‘Change’ and the time will reset.

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How to Reset Lenovo Laptop Keyboard

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Some may find it surprising that a keyboard on a Lenovo laptop may have to be reset, but this is one area that when not working properly, can cause major problems. For example, if you are using the keyboard on your device and some keys are producing the wrong letter or symbol, this can disrupt the typing process of the device in a major way. To see how you can reset a Lenovo laptop keyboard, continue reading below.

To reset a Lenovo laptop keyboard, when you press a key that does not correspond with the correct letter or symbol, simultaneously hold down the ‘Alt’ and ‘Shift’ keys on the device to reset the keyboard and restore the original function.

How to Reset Lenovo Laptop WiFi Adaptor/Network Settings

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If your Lenovo laptop is not connected to a network by an ethernet cable, as many are not due to the purpose of these devices to be easily transferred from one location to another, this means that your device will have to be connected to a working WiFi network. If you are having issues concerning the network you are connected to and need to reset the WiFi adaptor or the network settings, how can this be done?

To reset a Lenovo laptop WiFi adaptor or network settings, press the Windows logo key on the keyboard simultaneously with ‘R’ to display the Run box. From here, type ‘devmgmt.msc’ then click ‘OK.’ Click the network adapters twice, select the wireless network adapter, choose ‘Enable,’ then restart your device.

How to Reset Lenovo Laptop Function Keys

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The function keys on a Lenovo laptop work to enable other keys to implement a second function when pressed together. For this reason, if the function keys on your device are not working or are unreliable, they might need to be reset to restore their previous abilities. Therefore, if you are dealing with function keys that are acting up and not responding to commands, read on to see what needs to be done to reset these keys.

To reset the functions keys of a Lenovo laptop, restart your computer and hit ‘F2’ until the BIOS screen appears. From here, go to the ‘Keyboard/Mouse’ tab and select ‘F1-F12’ to be the primary function keys, from which you should save the changes and exit the screen.

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How to Reset Lenovo Laptop Fingerprint

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If you own a newer Lenovo laptop, you may have noticed that you can log in to the device by using a highly personal method of fingerprint recognition. Not only does this keep users from having to input a lengthy login, but it allows them to keep their device incredibly secure, as no one in the world has the same fingerprint construct. If you are looking to reset the fingerprint on your Lenovo laptop though, how can this be done?

To reset a Lenovo laptop fingerprint, from the Windows start button type in ‘Finger’ under ‘Search programs and files.’ from here, select the option to ‘Remove fingerprint data,’ select ‘Delete,’ enter the password for your device, click ‘OK’ and follow the verification steps on-screen.

How to Reset Lenovo Laptop HDD Password

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Protecting the content on your Lenovo laptop is incredibly important to not only keeping your device secure, but then items within it and on your hard drive as well. An HDD password can be implemented for exactly this purpose, to keep a lock on the hard drive of your device by requiring a password to access it no matter what device the hard drive is put into or who tries to hack into it. However, can the HDD password be reset?

To reset a Lenovo laptop HDD password, restart the device and press ‘F2’ until the BIOS menu appears. Go to ‘Security’ > ‘Password’ > ‘HDD Password’ > ‘Change Hard Disk Password’ then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reset process for this particular password.

How to Reset Lenovo Laptop Mouse

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If you are using a cordless mouse or a mouse that is connected to your device aside from the touchpad on your Lenovo laptop, you have a larger range of motion compared to the movements used to control the touchpad on your device. Although this may not be preferred by everyone, for those of you using a mouse to control your Lenovo laptop, read on to see how you can reset this item.

To reset a Lenovo laptop mouse, uninstall and reinstall the device. From the Device Manager go to ‘MIce and Other Pointing Devices,’ right-click the mouse driver and choose the option to ‘Uninstall,’ turn the laptop off and back on, then reinstall the mouse once more.

How to Reset Lenovo Laptop RAM

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For those of you wanting a laptop that can process and retrieve files and data quickly without a ton of wait time, you know the importance of the RAM. Random Access Memory is a system memory that carries various items currently being used on your device in order to process data quickly without having to rely on the HDD which takes longer to perform. If you need to reset the RAM on your Lenovo laptop, read on to see how this can be done.

To reset a Lenovo laptop RAM, download the Maintenance Diskette for your device, boot the system from the Maintenance diskette, choose ‘1-Set system identification’ > ‘1-Add S/N Data to EEPROM’ > enter ‘CC’ under ‘Device Type’ > then enter ‘8SWW000000000000.’

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How to Reset Lenovo Laptop Sound/Speaker

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Having a BIOS that works well, passwords that are up-to-date, a RAM that can function, and batteries and displays that are working all as one unit are all very important, but you can’t forget the function of the sound and speakers on your Lenovo laptop either. If the sound is not right or the speakers are not working as they should, what can be done to reset them and get audio up and running again?

To reset a Lenovo laptop sound or speakers, click on the speaker icon and the bottom-right of the screen and select ‘Sound.’ From here, in the playback tab, select the speakers and choose the option to ‘Set Default’ which will cause the speakers to be used first with audio.

How to Reset Lenovo Laptop TouchPad

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The touchpad on a Lenovo laptop should be easily used without the need for a mouse that is connected to the device with a cord. If you notice that the touchpad on your device is sticking, is not moving as it normally should, or is becoming unreliable concerning its overall function, a reset may be needed. To see how to reset a Lenovo laptop, continue reading below.

To reset a Lenovo laptop touchpad, locate the power button on your keyboard and hold it down for 10-20 seconds. After this time has passed, the laptop will shut down and begin the boot-up sequence which should cause the mouse to reset. If this does not work, try updating the drivers.

To reset a Lenovo laptop, press and hold the power button on the keyboard from 10-20 seconds to allow the boot-up process to begin. If you do not want to complete a reset for the entire device, identify the problematic area, then tailor the reset process for that particular problem.

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