Lenovo Ideapad S415 Touch Troubleshooting
This troubleshooting page will help you diagnose problems with the Lenovo Ideapad S415 Touch"
Touch Screen Not Working
Computer is not responsive to touchscreen input.
This issue can sometimes be resolved with a simple restart of the device. Use the trackpad or an external mouse to click on the Windows icon in the bottom left of the screen and then click on the power icon. A menu should appear containing options to sleep, restart, and shut down the computer. Click on the restart option and wait for the computer to restart.
If you cannot access the Windows shutdown button try a power drain. Simply hold down the power button for 15 seconds until the computer shuts down. Push it again to start the computer back up and see if the issue is resolved.
Faulty touchscreen driver
Use the trackpad or an external mouse to click on the Windows icon in the bottom left of the screen. Starting typing to search for “Device Manager” and click on the first result. In Device Manager expand the section “Human Interface Devices” and right-click on “HID-compliant touch screen device”.
First, try updating the driver by clicking on the “Update Driver” option. A window should appear containing the option to “Search automatically for updated driver software”. If Windows reports that there are not updates try disabling and re-enabling the driver.
Right click on “HID-compliant touch screen device” and select”Disable Driver”. Choose “Yes” if given the option on the dialog box that should appear. Then right-click on “HID-compliant touch screen device” again and select “Enable Driver”.
If the touchscreen continues not to work right click on “HID-compliant touch screen device” and select “Uninstall Device”. Click on the “Uninstall” option when presented with a dialog box. Next, click on the “Action” menu in Device Manager and select the “Scan for hardware changes” option. Windows should automatically reinstall the driver in a few seconds.
Touch Screen is faulty and needs replacement
Lenovo recent completed an investigation into these issues and determined that most Lenovo Ideapad S415 Touch were shipped with faulty touch panels. Replacements are offered free for units within the warranty period. If your unit is out of warranty you will need to perform this replacement yourself.
Please see the following website for warranty replacement information
Computer will not turn on
Pressed the power button and nothing happens.
Dead or damaged battery
The battery may simply be dead and require charging. Plug in the laptop to an outlet with the power adapter and see if it turn on. If it still does not turn on see the section on defective power adapters. If the laptop does turn on wait a while to allow the battery to charge then remove the power adapter. If the laptop immediately turns off or turns off after a short while the battery may need to be replaced. Please see this guide.
Defective power adapter
Plug in the adapter and check to see if the adapter's power light turns on. If it does not, your adapter may be defective and need to be replaced. Also, try plugging in the adapter to another similar laptop to see if it works to confirm the adapter is providing power.
Damaged charging port
If you have confirmed that your power adapter is working and the laptop is still not charging your charging port may be damaged.
If the computer still does not power after charging port replacement, the motherboard may be permanently dead and will need to be replaced.
Computer will not boot up
''Pressed the power button and power turns on but Windows does not start up"
Dead hard drive
The hard drive may be permanently dead. This issue can be identified by the presence of a ticking sound from the computer. Follow this guide to replace the hard drive.
Computer runs too slow
''Computer takes too long to boot up or application takes a long time to load"
Not enough RAM
The computer may need additional RAM to run faster. Follow this guide in order to replace the RAM modules.
Computer runs too hot
"Computer gets so hot that it is uncomfortable to hold"
Fan is faulty
The computer's cooling fan may be faulty. Please see this guide in order to replace it.
Keyboard will not respond
Computer not responsive to keyboard input.
Keys are missing
If you have keys missing because of physical accidents, a new keyboard can be ordered as a replacement.
Faulty keyboard driver
If your keyboard has keys that do not work, or only sporadically work, it could be a problem with the keyboard driver. This is a program that controls the keyboard. To fix the issue, you can uninstall this program. First press the Windows Key + R to open the run window. In this window type in “devmgmt.msc” and press Enter. Once this is done, select “Keyboard Device,” right click and select the “Uninstall” option. Lastly, click on the “Action” menu in Device Manager and select the “Scan for hardware changes” option and Windows should automatically reinstall the driver. If this option does not work, it may be a hardware issue and keyboard need to be replaced.
Keys are stuck
There are several methods you can use to resolve this issue.
1. Check to see if the touchscreen keyboard works. First, go to the login screen, and select the “Ease of Access” button on the bottom left. Then select the box that says “Type without the keyboard (On-Screen Keyboard).” Check to see if both the touchscreen and physically keys respond.
2. Disable addition keyboard features. Go to the Control Panel, select “Ease of Access,” then “Ease of Access Center,” and lastly “Make the keyboard easier to use (adjust setting for the keyboard).” Deselect all options, press “Apply Settings,” and restart the laptop.
3. Determine if the problem is hardware or software. Check to see if keys work under “Command Prompt.” To do this, press the keys Windows + X at the same time, and select “Command Prompt” from the menu (works only for Windows 10/8.1/8). If you have Windows 7, go to the start menu at the bottom left and in the search bar type “Command Prompt,” then select the option. In the Command Prompt Window try the stuck keys. If they work, it is a software problem, if not, it may be a hardware issue that requires you to contact Lenovo Customer Support to get the keyboard replaced.
Webcam doesn’t work
Tried to turn on the webcam and it doesn’t display anything.
Perform a power drain. First, unplug the AC adapter and remove the battery. Then hold the power button for at least 10 seconds.
Reinstall the battery, plug in the AC adapter, and power on the laptop.
The camera may be disabled in the privacy settings
Reset the webcam settings. To do this, press the Windows button, and type in “Lenovo” in the search bar. Then click on the icon that says “Lenovo Settings,” and click the “Normal Button.” If it has already been set to “Normal,” select “Private” instead, apply the settings, and perform the same steps again, changing it to “Normal” and then applying settings once more. If this does not work, you may need to replace the webcam.