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X1 Carbon 5th Gen won't boot

Q: X1 Carbon 5th Gen won't boot

I just opened a brand new X1 Carbon. Started loading software. I only download from Ninite to be safe. Installed the needed software. Signed in to MS Office 365. It was running for about an hour then blue screened. Now it won't boot back up. Just sits at the "press enter to interrupt the boot" screen.I have pushed the reset button and tried to hit enter as it boots up but don't know any other tips. This is brand new. Any ideas? Very disappointed if this is going to be my experience.

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Computer will power on & off after 1s when pressing power button.Cleared the cache by pressing the reset button on backside with paperclip but still does not turn on.Power button blinks 3 times when plugging in AC adaptor.Any suggestions for a quick fix?

A:Carbon X1 3rd gen won't boot

Do you have warranty remaining?

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I have a X1 Carbon Model 20FB...... I purchased a USB RJ45 Dongle to PXE boot for imaging and it is failing to boot. It never lights up like it is going to work, model of USB device U2L 100P-Y1 (labeled lenovo).... Does anyone have an answer as to how to solve this issue. I have tried multiple drivers and can't seem to find the correct driver. Thanks  

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Hello I am waiting for Lenovo's return box, but wanted to share my issue and see if anyone knows what happened. Lenovo tech support thinks its a corrupted board. First day I got it and went through normal win10 setup with no issues. It restarted a few times and updated. I then browsed the web a bit then shut down the machine. 30 minutes later I pressed start and it would not boot passed the Lenovo logo screen. If i press F1 for BIOS, it takes 20 minutes to get into BIOS. OR if i let it sit at the Lenovo logo screen for 20 minutes, it will then bring up the Boot Menu/App Menu screen, but nothing is listed under the Boot Menu. It does not matter if on battery or AC power. I tried F9 to reset BIOS and then F10 to save with no luck. It will also not load into recovery mode. The reset button via a paper clip on reverse side does not help. I noticed the BIOS is 1.15 and Lenovo has an urgent update for 1.25. Did windows updates conflict with the older BIOS? Im thinking the BIOS should have been updated before any windows updates.  Any ideas? 

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Got my new X1 Carbon and  I am really happy with it. I want to deploy the company image to my X1C Via SCCM.   Currently we deploy VIA PXE Boot, but  with the X1C not having a NIC we are going to have an issue. I can deploy an image Via USB, but I will not have network connectivity unit the builds it complete and I start using a usb docking station.  Very messy for the guys how will be doing the builds.   Is there a USB NIC available that support PXE booting?  or does anyone have any less messy ideas on implementation. We are looking at getting 200 units so  I need as little pain as possible.. 













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A:X1 Carbon - PXE Boot

Yes there is a USB ethernet dongle that supports PXE booting.
The Lenovo part number is 0A36322.

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Is it possible? I have successfully booted from a USB Thumbdrive.  When I put the same image onto an SD Card & boot up, the SD Card does not appear and the bootable devices list. Sean













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A:X1 Carbon: Boot from SD Card

this is not possible.

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The power on button shows green light- Keyboard lit as well as the row with PF keys. LCD is black. I can adjust the keyboard light. I have removed both the built in battery as well as the cell coin battery and put them back. No difference.

A:X1 Carbon 2 gen - 20A7 - Don't boot

You already did what I would suuggest, except that I would press the power button a couple of times with the main and coin-cell batteries disconnected and I would wait 15 seconds before plugging them back in.  Other than that, it sounds like a more serious (motherboard) issue.  Some of the 20A7 machines are still under warranty.  Did you check?

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The correct USB device is displayed as a boot option, but when I select it, the screen goes blank for a brief second and then comes right back to the 'choose boot device' menu. I also double-checked the BIOS to make sure it wasn't in the exclusion list. It is not excluded. I have used this same exact USB on other machines and have been able to boot to the live OS from it just fine. For whatever reason it won't boot on my Carbon X1.  Any ideas on how I might resolve this? thanks in advance!

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Just created a recovery drive on a dual tip USB 3.1 and Type C thumb drive on my x1 Carbon Gen 5.  It will boot the recovery drive from  the 3.1 slot but not the Type C slot. It is not recognized on boot up from the Type C tip.  Is this by design?  If so it is a design shortcoming.  Can it be fixed with future firmwhare or is a circuity thing?   

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I just had the service team replace the screen on my laptop and were amazing.  The screen flicker was cleared up with the replacement, but I am having issues with laptop booting even though it is turned on.  I ran some tests and the motherboard passed everyting.  I think it might be a memory issue.  What do you guys think?

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I have an X1 Carbon 20A7 that is 5 months out of warrenty and that will not start, most of the time. When I push the power button the button blinks 4 times, the fan kicks on for a split second, and the keyboard backlight and multifunction keys flash on once. After pushing the button multiple times (there isn't a magic number of times but generally it's 10-15 times) it will kick on. Once it is on there doesn't not appear to be any issues. It will even sleep and come back on without a fush. If you try to restart it however it will simply shutdown and not reboot. My gut says it is the system board but I'm hoping I'm wrong.

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If I shut down the machine via the start menu while unplugged and than try to turn it back on again I can't. It seems like there is no power to the board while the machine is off. Anyone else having this problem?

A:X1 Carbon Won't Boot without AC Cord

I seemed to have fixed it the old fashion way... I opened the unit and unplugged the battery than held down the power button for 30 seconds. After plugging everything back in the unit seems to be fine. 

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I have an X1 Carbon 20A7 that is 5 months out of warrenty and that will not start, most of the time. When I push the power button the button blinks 4 times, the fan kicks on for a split second, and the keyboard backlight and multifunction keys flash on once. After pushing the button multiple times (there isn't a magic number of times but generally it's 10-15 times) it will kick on. Once it is on there doesn't not appear to be any issues. It will even sleep and come back on without a fush. If you try to restart it however it will simply shutdown and not reboot. My gut says it is the system board but I'm hoping I'm wrong.

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The power on button shows green light- Keyboard lit as well as the row with PF keys. LCD is black. I can adjust the keyboard light. I have removed both the built in battery as well as the cell coin battery and put them back. No difference.

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Firstly Hello everyone, and sorry if this has been asked / solved before... I couldn't find the search option for the forum (its early, my brain is still sleeping). I have issues with getting the X1 Carbon to PXE boot, I have it connected to the network via the Lenovo USB / Ethernet adaptor, and when I press F12 the LAN option is there. This is where the problems start. One you press enter to boot via NIC the screen goes black and the text ">>Start PXE over IPv4" is displayed, this lasts for about 30 / 40 seconds before exiting back to the boot menu. It never boots through to Ghost. I have double checked that I have the TFTP server, PXE server and Ghostcast Server running correctly (and has been tested using a Vaio). Has anyone else seen this issue? Fixed this issue? Thanks for reading, and any help would be greatly appreciated



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A:X1 Carbon PXE Boot Issues

I'm having the same issue only with SCCM.  All other models work properly.  When I PXE boot the Carbon with the USB Ethernet adapter, it doesn't recognize the adapter.  I've added the 2 NIC drivers to the boot image.  Is there something else that needs to be done? Thanks for any assistance.

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Hi: I got a bootup problem on my X1 Carbon 4, with Windows 10. After I press the power button, the Lenovo Logo show up, then the light of F1, F4 and CapsLock turn on, and then frozen with black screen.  The only solution is press the power button 4 seconds to force shut down, and then power on agian.The notebook always can boot up at  the 2nd time, and never happen during restart. This problem happen only if I shutdown at night, and during the first time boot up at next morning. I already try to turn off the secure boot, but it doesn't help. Does anyone has the similar issue? Thanks.

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Hi, Just one year and having so many issues. I put it to sleep, wasn't turning back on so turned off via power button. But now when I press power button, keyboard backlight comes on and goes off. The power button light stays on though. No fan or any other noise.. just power button light stays on. Hole reset didn't do anything nor did AC plug. Guessing have to send in for motherboard fix? Unless any of you great folks can advise further. ( My concern is I have an encrypted 512gb pci e SSD. I don't want to send it away. Will I be able to keep it and will it get replaced if board change is required? TPM chip will change with board change, right? Many many thanks.

A:X1 Carbon 3rd gen won't boot. Motherboard issue?

Easy question first - TPM chip is part of the motherboard.  How is it encrypted?  Hardware?  Bitlocker?  ATA password?
 
Sounds like you need servicce. You can pull out the drive before sending it in for service or you can check the box not to re-image.

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I cannot get my X1 Carbon to boot it's baffling me.  I have three motherboards I can try the same thing with. I am almost certain is has to do with the CMOS battery.  Symptoms:- Laptop Flashes Three Lights on Logo (Unless I unplug/replug the CMOS battery)- If I unplug/plugin the CMOS, I can get the keyboard to light up then it shuts off.- The fan does not spin because it does not startup.- I used to get a 3 error beep code on one motherboard, however this had to do with the screen which I replaced and it fixed the beep.- I  get no error beep codes. Tried:- Pressing the CMOS reset button doesn't seem to do anything (Top right, very small near hinge)- Unplugging the CMOS battery, Putting the AC in, and Pressing power lights up the keyboard for a moment. Replugging the CMOS battery back in seems to disable everything.- Pressing the Reset (Mid-left) usually where a pin goes.- Flushing out static with battery/adapter removed by holding power.- Switching the battery to ac, both, and none with everything above.- Tried with some components unplugged, it doesn't matter -- none of them nor all of them unplugged do anything. I have search many places and I have never had this happen, it can't be possible that I have three bad motherboards. In fact, two of them were factory tested as working. Could it be my power switch? If it was, why would I get the red flashing lights? Does anyone have any idea what I should try?

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Hello, I recently purchased a new Thinkpad Carbon X1 6(default windows), and was wondering how to setup BIOS, to boot usb?Its is shown on boot menu, but its not working, I have tried same usb to boot on different pc and it worked. 

A:X1 Carbon 6, BIOS usb(flash) won't boot

Dear customer,ThinkPad enables Secure Boot feature for Windows so that you need to disable the Secure Boot feature at BIOS Setup to boot from USB key.  Please follow below steps to change the settings.1. Boot the system and press F1 key to enter BIOS Setup2. Go to Security -> Secure Boot page3. Select "Secure Boot" and change to "Disabled".4. Press F10 key to save setting and exit BIOS Setup  

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My trusted X1 Carbon (2012) has died.Power socket has a solid green light.Fingerprint reader blinks green and then 3 orange when I drag my finger over it.Everything else appears dead.I've? tried the paperclip.I've tried disconnecting the battery and CMOS and holding the power button for 30 seconds.No luck.What should I do next?Thanks for any help.

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Hi everyone,I am a new user of thinkpad. I got my X1 carbon 4th at the end of 2016 and it works perfect. But this morning, it doesn't boot up suddenly. After clicking reset hole on the back of laptop, it turns on. However, the problem is I need to reset everytime I want to start it and this is really annoying. Besides, it can start smoothly right after shutting down, but it doesn't work if the interval goes longer.Dose anyone have the same experience or have any suggestion?This is my only laptop and I could hardly work without it. So upset and frustrated.Thanks for any reply!!

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I would be very grateful for any help out there... I have the Lenovo X1 Carbon, type 3448-34U. The laptop was booting fine, but it had an OEM Windows 7 install filled with bloatware, so I wanted to re-image. I created a new USB stick and reimaged the machine. At the end of the installation I was interrupted and left the laptop for several hours. When i returned it was off. Now, when I press the power button, the keyboard lights flash, and the screen shows the Lenovo logo and briefly the message "To interrupt normal startup, press enter". Then turns off. I have tried:  - During boot, I have tried pressing enter, pressing F1, F2 and various combinations- Tried the power reset using the paper clip in the hole at the bottom.- When I press F1 repeatedly during boot, the computer beeps and says "Entering Setup" very briefly (so fast it's hard to read), then turns off- tried booting to USB sticks Other than the repeated pressing of F1 which shows the "Entering Setup" message, nothing has any affect, and the laptop just shuts down. Any advice? Thanks!

A:X1 Carbon will not boot, or enter BIOS

I had the same problem.If you have windows installed, do not shut it down normally, but make a hard reset (press for a few seconds the turn-on button). It looks like Windows Computer (WC) does not really shut down so you miss the chance of entering the BIOS.To me it works by then pressing the F1 button (without any extra Fn or Ctrl, etc..) a few times after pressing the turn-on button again (no need to press them at the same time).Btw., if you want to install GNU/Linux and boot from USB, you may need to change this in the BIOS: _security _disable secure boot, and_startup _UEFY legacy -> both My system: Win10 (now Debian), X1 4th generation, PCIe SSD

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Hi - we have the X1 Carbon 6th Gen systems (20KG, 20KH) with the latest BIOS version 1.13 manually installed. On first reboot after imaging with Win10 the process stops at the message "Boot Manager recovered from an error; Boot Manager has restored Boot Priority from default configuration; Press ESC to continue or F1 to enter Setup."When pressing ESC the PC boots right into our Win10 image.  Have tried rolling back the BIOS verson to 1.12, same results.  Then changed the Boot Order Lock from "Disabled" to "Enabled" in the Startup section of the BIOS and had sucess without the error.  My question is: Since all of our other Levovo systems image fine with the Boot Order Lock set to "Disabled", what may be different in the X1 Carbon 6th Gen for this behavior to be different? 

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Folks,
 
Trying to PXE boot a X1 Carbon with the USB network adapter or the docking station.
 
No luck - does not detect either dock or the USB adapter.
 
I see that the original one was Lenovo USB 2.0 Ethernet Adapter 0A36322.
 
Using part #4X90E51405 as I see in other posts - no luck.
 
Am missing something or do I need to change something in the BIOS?
 
I am just trying to re-image the machine.....
 
Thanks in advance.
 
John
 
Moderator note: added "PXE" to subject to increase visibility.
 

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Hello, I recently purchased a new Thinkpad Carbon X1 6(default windows), and was wondering how to setup BIOS, to boot usb?Its is shown on boot menu, but its not working, I have tried same usb to boot on different pc and it worked. 

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I cannot get my X1 Carbon to boot it's baffling me.  I have three motherboards I can try the same thing with. I am almost certain is has to do with the CMOS battery.  Symptoms:- Laptop Flashes Three Lights on Logo (Unless I unplug/replug the CMOS battery)- If I unplug/plugin the CMOS, I can get the keyboard to light up then it shuts off.- The fan does not spin because it does not startup.- I used to get a 3 error beep code on one motherboard, however this had to do with the screen which I replaced and it fixed the beep.- I  get no error beep codes. Tried:- Pressing the CMOS reset button doesn't seem to do anything (Top right, very small near hinge)- Unplugging the CMOS battery, Putting the AC in, and Pressing power lights up the keyboard for a moment. Replugging the CMOS battery back in seems to disable everything.- Pressing the Reset (Mid-left) usually where a pin goes.- Flushing out static with battery/adapter removed by holding power.- Switching the battery to ac, both, and none with everything above.- Tried with some components unplugged, it doesn't matter -- none of them nor all of them unplugged do anything. I have search many places and I have never had this happen, it can't be possible that I have three bad motherboards. In fact, two of them were factory tested as working. Could it be my power switch? If it was, why would I get the red flashing lights? Does anyone have any idea what I should try?

A:X1 Carbon 3rd Will Not Boot - I have 3 motherboards & None Work?

When you unplugged the CMOS battery, did you also disconnect the main battery?  A shorted screen can cause the symptoms.  I would believe a bad screen before 3 bad motherboards.

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It has been about 5 days, It worked fine.But it is now unable to boot.I have no idea what happened, it just doesn't work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANepugwwBto as you can see in the video when I turn it on, fan and keyboard backlight is on for about 1 second and It just reboots.  The real problem is, that I bought this from us official store.But I live in Korea, And even though there is IWS, they say they won't repair this because I bought it from us "online" store.seriously? Can you help me with this? I want to know the exact policy , I can send it back to us for repair, but It takes so much time, money(I might have to pay the import tax three times!!)  

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Folks,
 
Trying to PXE boot a X1 Carbon with the USB network adapter or the docking station.
 
No luck - does not detect either dock or the USB adapter.
 
I see that the original one was Lenovo USB 2.0 Ethernet Adapter 0A36322.
 
Using part #4X90E51405 as I see in other posts - no luck.
 
Am missing something or do I need to change something in the BIOS?
 
I am just trying to re-image the machine.....
 
Thanks in advance.
 
John
 
Moderator note: added "PXE" to subject to increase visibility.
 

A:Unable to PXE boot X1 Carbon 3444F9U

HelloAccoring to the Lenovo Options Compatibility Matrix ThinkPad USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter (p/n 4X90E51405) supports PXE boot of the x1c gen1 you have.Lenovo USB 2.0 Ethernet Adapter (p/n 0A36322) is supported as well.

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Hello, I'm the happy owner of a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th gen, received 3 weeks ago and it doesn't boot anymore. Yesterday, I left it up and running, not plugged in and it shut down after being discharged. Since then, I haven't been able to boot up the device. When I plug the power plug, I could see the red light showing it's charging and now it became green which means it's fully charged but nothing happens when I press the button start. As well, when I plug the AC adapter, the power button blinks 3 times green. I've tried to perform a hard reset using a clip and the middle hole in the back but no success. Does anybody had such experience and has an idea on how sort out this thing? help would be really appreciate. Regards, poy

A:X1 Carbon 4th doesn't boot up anymore

Not sure if this helps, but you must have the AC adapter attached after resetting when you try to power the system on.    X1 Carbon Won't Boot without AC Cord - reset switchhttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-Won-t-Boot-without-AC-Cord-reset-sw... Good Luck,

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It has been about 5 days, It worked fine.But it is now unable to boot.I have no idea what happened, it just doesn't work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANepugwwBto as you can see in the video when I turn it on, fan and keyboard backlight is on for about 1 second and It just reboots.  The real problem is, that I bought this from us official store.But I live in Korea, And even though there is IWS, they say they won't repair this because I bought it from us "online" store.seriously? Can you help me with this? I want to know the exact policy , I can send it back to us for repair, but It takes so much time, money(I might have to pay the import tax three times!!)  

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Hi,I am dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.04 on an X1 Carbon by using efibootmgr from within Ubuntu to update the EFI boot list. i.e. I am using the Boot Menu firmware of the Thinkpad (accessed by hitting F12 at boot) as my Boot Manager. This is working well, but I would like to have the option to drop into an EFI Shell in case something goes wrong. Most online instructions describe running EFI Shell from a USB drive, but I can't see any reason why it couldn't be loaded from my HDD ESP like any other .EFI file. However  on my Thinkpad, if I do either of the following, when selecting the appropriate option in the F12 boot menu, I simply get a flash of black screen, and returned to the boot menu. - copy the Shell_Full.efi binary (obtained from here) to \EFI\shell\shellx64.efi and create appropriate boot entry using efibootmgr in linux (specifically: sudo efibootmgr -c -d /dev/nvme0n1 -p 1 -L "UEFI shellx64.efi in shell" -l "\EFI\shell\shellx64.efi")OR- format a USB as fat32, flag partition ESP and Boot, make directory EFI\BOOT and copy same binary there as bootx64.efi Both of these should work - in particular the USB approach. The fact that neither does makes me wonder if the X1 Firmware has some objection to the EFI Shell, or if I am missing a step. Anyone out there tried this or could suggest how to troubleshoot?

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I have a X1 Carbon Gen4 1. Installed new Samsung 950 pro 512gb nvme hard drive2. setup bootable usb (2.0) stick with win7, added NVMe and USB3 drivers3. Tried to boot but it would not boot, no matter if I selected legacy or UEFI or both4. Added UEFI to usb5. Wouldnt boot with bios set to UEFI but now it would boot with both and legacy first option, strange6. Go into windows, loaded the NVMe driver but shift+F10 wouldnt work7. managed to get the command prompt via recovery.  copied install files and setup booting8. Drive would not boot.9. Inserted USB, now win7 install worked fine so I just wiped the partition and installed windows10. On reboot, windows wouldn't boot.  It goes to the boot menu.  If I select NVMe, it just goes back to the boot menu. In the BIOS, the boot menu has "NVMe0: <null string>" I've tried resetting bios to defaults, no difference I tried booting to my USB win7 install and running the repair, but that made no difference. The only way I can get windows to boot is if I insert a USB stick (even an empty drive).  Then it boots fine.  (USB HDD must be enabled in the boot menu though.)  I've never seen anything like this before and have run out of ideas. I'm thinking that the BIOS isnt seeing the NVME correctly.  I'm guessing it may have something to do with UEFI.  I could not get the USB stick to boot with UEFI or Legacy initailly.  Then when I added the UEFI file to the USB... Read more

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I've received an X1 Carbon yesterday (i7-7600u, 16GB, WQHD, 1TB SSD and pretty much all options) and on the first boot Windows had a number of problems during final setup.  This led to a number of "Something went wrong" messages and a freeze at one point but after a couple of restarts it finally got to the desktop. I am concerned there maybe a hardware issue but it could be the combination of hardware options/drivers. A quick hardware test in Lenovo companion didn't show any issues so has anyone else had this type of problem on first boot? 

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I was recently experiencing some issues with my machine freezing randomly so I tried to reset windows 10 to see if it would help.  While going through the reset process the computer froze up again and I was forced to do a hard power down.   Now the computer will not boot up.  After the initial ThinkPad intro screen, it goes completely black (only showing periodic pixelated white boxes that appear/disappear).  If I move the mouse around, it will show up temporarily and then disappear again.   I have tried going into the boot menu and it doesn't seem to be accessing the drive (I hit enter on the primary Samsung option, the screen blinks quickly, and returns me to the same spot).  I have also tried resetting the BIOS settings to the default option, again, with no success. At this point, I am pretty much lost in terms of what else to do. I'm starting to think I may need to buy a new one but thought I would see if anyone had any advice/solutions. Thanks for the help!

A:X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) crashed when trying to reset Windows 10, now it won't boot

Hit F10 at startup to run diagnostics.

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Hello, I was wondering if any of you might be able to help me. Today I opened my laptop and saw a message that read: Secure Boot Image failed to verify with *ACCESS DENIED* Press any key to continue. I can enter BIOS w/F1 when I press the power key, but that seems to be the only place I can go, and most of the options are grayed out. It won't let me disable secure boot. It won't allow me to enter an administrator password (It is enabled, but pressing enter gets me in.  Option is grayed out).  F9 does nothing at all.  There is no USB, external harddrive, CD or DVD involved.  I pressed F11 on startup in an attempt to restore the system, but all I'm able to get is a stationary white cursor line in the upper left corner of a blank screen. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. (Background: My computer is a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon, and I was running Windows 8 until the free Windows 10 upgrade came out a few months ago. I haven't installed anything in a while except Windows and Lenovo updates. I've had a bit of a heating issue, so eight days ago I replaced the thermal paste. The machine's been running much cooler, but I've been experiencing random hibernations--usually once every 3 hrs. or so, but occasionally two in 15 min. A few of those times, I had a message that said something about my battery not being detected, and this happened both when the computer was plugged in and when it wasn't. It still charged like normal.)

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Hi all. I am new to this forum, so I hope I don't break any rules.I have 2 questions about the Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen4 for you all; 1. Has anyone here successfully installed an operating system with legacy boot on an SD-card in the card-slot without touching the internal SSD:s boot block, and then be able to actually boot directly from it? In other words making it bootable only if you interrupt the boot sequence and manually choose another boot device.2. Will the SD-card reader handle the relatively new 256GB capacity microSD-cards? Can anyone confirm? I am aware it can handle the new UHS-II rated low voltage cards, but I am unsure about the maximum storage capacity. Any input on these matters will be greatly appreciated. I am having a hard time getting answers out of my buddy google on these issues. Cheers! 

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Carbon X1 connected to OneLink+ with current firmware 2.30 OneLink+ dock is connected to 2 DisplayPort monitors and some USB devices 1. If the X1 display is closed the system hangs on starting Windows2. If I open the lid and re-power the system and start up windows. Once I can get the the Login screen, I can then close the lid and all is good. Both external dispay work fine 3. X1 boots fine when not attached to OneLnk+ Workaround - #2 is not a great option in the long term Any help would be appreciated Steve 

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One of my users just brought his X1 carbon in for me to look at.  When powered on, it comes up to a solid white screen.  The wireless radio light is on, and I see the HDD light flicker a couple of times, very briefly.  I have tried holding the power button in to power it off and bring it back up, pressing the reset button, and also holding the reset button for 10-15 seconds.  None of these made a difference, the lcd still displays a blank white screen when I turn the laptop back on.   Before I put in a support ticket and send it off to service, is there anything else I should try?

A:X1 Carbon: Won't boot. Powers on to a solid white...

Hi, swhitcher
 
For clarification: Does the computer go to a white screen immediately, or only when it is booting Windows, i.e., can you see the BIOS or any screens at all? My first recommendation with issues like this is to boot into Safe Mode, but if you can see nothing but a white screen, troubleshooting steps will be vastly different.
 
Best,
Adam



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