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[Guide] Lenovo Ideapad S340 Laptop on Catalina

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LENOVO IdeaPad S340-14IWL, 14" FHD IPS, 8Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD, 1Tb HDD, 81N700PRRK
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Intel Core i5 8265U
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Intel UHD Graphics 620
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Ideapad S340-Clover
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i7-8565U
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UHD 620,1920x1080
Guys, is this Broadcom card ok for this laptop? https://aliexpress.ru/item/4000357552903.html
But I'm just a bit curious if it fits into tiny 14" model
Not sure of the 14 inch model, but it fits 15 inch variant.


does your motherboard look like this https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-lenovo-ideapad-s340-laptop-on-catalina.288003/post-2059668 ?
If that is the case, it will not fit well.

see this post for wifi card suggestions:

 
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LENOVO IdeaPad S340-14IWL
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UHD 620
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Mac mini
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iOS
Not sure of the 14 inch model, but it fits 15 inch variant.


does your motherboard look like this https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-lenovo-ideapad-s340-laptop-on-catalina.288003/post-2059668 ?
If that is the case, it will not fit well.

see this post for wifi card suggestions:

Thank you for links! Yesterday I installed Catalina. Unfortunately the touchpad doesn’t work. I have voodooi2c and i2chid kexts in EFI/kexts/other folder. I didn’t patch anything after installation macOS. Just copied the whole EFI folder on my ssd disk. And one more - I have bios v.2.04. Do I need to update it to have a working touchpad or I must patch something additionally?
 
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Thank you for links! Yesterday I installed Catalina. Unfortunately the touchpad doesn’t work. I have voodooi2c and i2chid kexts in EFI/kexts/other folder. I didn’t patch anything after installation macOS. Just copied the whole EFI folder on my ssd disk. And one more - I have bios v.2.04. Do I need to update it to have a working touchpad or I must patch something additionally?
We don't have a solution to the trackpad not working on some models - yet.
See this thread for others with the same problem:
 
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LENOVO IdeaPad S340-14IWL
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UHD 620
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Mac mini
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iOS
We don't have a solution to the trackpad not working on some models - yet.
See this thread for others with the same problem:
Thanks for the link! Can you please show me what trackpad model do you have in your laptop and where it is better to see?
 
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LENOVO IdeaPad S340-14IWL
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i5-8265U
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UHD 620
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Mac mini
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iOS
Not sure of the 14 inch model, but it fits 15 inch variant.


does your motherboard look like this https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-lenovo-ideapad-s340-laptop-on-catalina.288003/post-2059668 ?
If that is the case, it will not fit well.

see this post for wifi card suggestions:

Mine looks a bit different as it has no dedicated graphics. What do you think? Will the Apple WiFi card with the adapter fit it?
 

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Hi Amit,

I got a brand new ideapad s340 laptop. Please give me instructions from the start. I have a mac mini but I cant download Catalina on that as it is an old model one. Detailed instructions are appreciated.

Thanks
 
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Mine looks a bit different as it has no dedicated graphics. What do you think? Will the Apple WiFi card with the adapter fit it?
From the picture it appears that the WIFI card will just barely fit in your motherboard. Same about the antenna wires.
For comparison, here's mine with apple card+adapter installed:
 

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Mac mini
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iOS
From the picture it appears that the WIFI card will just barely fit in your motherboard. Same about the antenna wires.
For comparison, here's mine with apple card+adapter installed:
It seems to me that both 14” and 15” models have the same mobo. The difference in dimensions is visible on the left side. 15” model has more space between mobo and ports. Although S340 model with dedicated graphic card has much less space in the WiFi card area because of extended cooling system which makes it difficult to install BCM94360CS2 card with m2 adapter.
 

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