bios, ssd, lenovo y510p

Dis Madness

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Jul 18, 2016
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Hi everyone.

I want to change my current SSD in my laptop Lenovo y510p. The reason for this I'll describe it as follows: I have my bios locked, it has password and I don't have it (Someone in my house did this). There is no other way but to send my laptop to Lenovo in order for to get the bios password cleared but before that I want to try something different. The bios is one problem but my 5 years old laptop has another problem. It takes waaaay to long to boot, up to 15 minutes and for what I have read this is a problem with the SSD (There is a similar case with this problem for this specific model in this forum I think). A friend of mine also had the same model as I do, he told me he changed the SDD because he was presenting the same problematic; slow boot and bad laptop performance. so he changed the SDD with a new one and his laptop was as good as new.

The questions that came up to my mind before changing the SSD are:
-Given that I dont have access to the BIOS, if I change the SDD with a new one, do I need to change the boot order in the bios or something? or if I plug it, can I choose where to boot from without access to the bios?
- Is there another way to plug in a new SSD with a fresh OS install?

PS: I know the best option for me is to send it to Lenovo, but to be Frank I dont expect to keep this laptop for long, I'll buy a new one soon (in a couple of months) but I would still like to use this lenovo y510p for a while before that.

Thanks for your help´in advance.

Best regards,
Mario Luna
 
May 16, 2018
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To remove bios password----
Remove battery
Open laptop back cover and locate bios battery (coin cell battery)
Remove it.
Hold power button for 30 sec (without any power source)

Reinstall every thing. Done....


You can plug in SSD in your CD drive sata port. But you have to remove CD drive of your PC.
 

Dis Madness

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Jul 18, 2016
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Hi Arif, thank you for your answer. I was told this was not possible in this specific model. I have read several threads where they say it is not possible to remove the bios battery in this lenovo model.

As for removing the CD drive it is not a problem. I mainly use this laptop for programming, so I might as well try this one.

Again thank you for your response.
 
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