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B590 reinstall (a bricked?) BIOS - with a bounty

Q: B590 reinstall (a bricked?) BIOS - with a bounty

Hi All, I have a Lenovo B590 laptop. I had some issues with my wifi card (long story, and I guess it's not relevant) and decided to update my BIOS. The original version was H1ET75WW (1.18). I made a bootable USB with Rufus and the updating process was started. During the update I got a message like ?System will be restarted?. However, it didn't turn on anymore, the update seems failed. Now when I push the power button, the power led lights up, the fan starts and after a few seconds it restarts again and again endlessly. The first ?boot? is a bit longer 6-8 seconds, the next ones shorter, 3-4 seconds, but the screen is always blank. It's a bit promising that when I plug in an USB and while holding the Fn+R buttons and turning the laptop on, then the first ?boot? is a bit longer, and it tries to read the USB drive - at least it's led light starts blinking. So I hope that there is a solution to repair the BIOS by using the appropriate files ont the USB stick. What I tried so far:Taking out the battery and plugging out tha AC power, and holding the power button for a minute.Taking out the CMOS battery for half an hour and pushed the power button without battery/AC power.WinCrisis (even though I couldn't find a BIOS.wph file, but tried to rename EXE and CAP files).Creating a bootable USB again, with the DOS files on it from the official Lenovo site.Trying to rename/edit autoexec.bat and other files endlessly... Lot of different combination of files/boots, without success.What I have now:I have access to Debian-based Linux OS (Sparky Linux and Linux Mint)Access to Windows 8 OS (with the apps Rufus and WinCrisis)2Gb USB with a led lightBunch of BIOS files from Lenovo site, including .IMG and .CAP files. Here is the list of the files I have from the Lenovo site: https://pastebin.com/c2JhVSDHSome of these files (.IMG and .CAP files) were extractable, and they had these kind of files in them: https://pastebin.com/jBayYVdBAs far as I know this computer had a Phoenix type of BIOS on it, and I see folders called ?Insyde? among the extracted files. If somebody could tell me how could I repair my BIOS, preferably with a more recent version, I would highly appreciate it! Also (hoping that it's not against the forum rules) I would offer a $10 bounty (through paypal) for the one who can solve this. Thanks in advance!

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Hi All,
 
I have a Lenovo B590 laptop. I had some issues with my wifi card (long story, and I guess it's not relevant) and decided to update my BIOS. The original version was H1ET75WW (1.18). I made a bootable USB with Rufus and the updating process was started. During the update I got a message like ?System will be restarted?. However, it didn't turn on anymore, the update seems failed.
 
Now when I push the power button, the power led lights up, the fan starts and after a few seconds it restarts again and again endlessly. The first ?boot? is a bit longer 6-8 seconds, the next ones shorter, 3-4 seconds, but the screen is always blank.
 
It's a bit promising that when I plug in an USB and while holding the Fn+R buttons and turning the laptop on, then the first ?boot? is a bit longer, and it tries to read the USB drive - at least it's led light starts blinking. So I hope that there is a solution to repair the BIOS by using the appropriate files ont the USB stick.
 
What I tried so far:

Taking out the battery and plugging out tha AC power, and holding the power button for a minute.
Taking out the CMOS battery for half an hour and pushed the power button without battery/AC power.
WinCrisis (even though I couldn't find a BIOS.wph file, but tried to rename EXE and CAP files).
Creating a bootable USB again, with the DOS files on it from the official Lenovo site.
Trying to rename/edit autoexec.bat and other files endlessly... Lot of different combina... Read more

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Hello everyone! I ama new user and i am coming up with this post as I couldn`t find any kind of solution for my problem.Recently I decided to do a reinstallation of my operating system, which also previously was Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). The installation went as usual, and after finishing it I went on to install all the latest drivers from the Lenovo site, for my product. When getting close to installing almost all the drivers i`ve needed, i stumbled upon a new version of the BIOS amnd the drivers and sfotware recommended for my laptop, by the producer. So i proceeded to install the upgrade, restarted the computer when it prompted me to do so, but after the so-called restart the laptop did not boot up as usual. At first it was telling me to not do anything as the BIOS is being flashed and then it was telling me something about some sort of image processing, things that i did not understand at the time (i have never encountered anything like that). After that my screen turned black. I have not done anything for a few couple of minutes as i thought it was supposed to be like that, but then i just force shut it down and unplugged the AC adapter. When trying to boot it all up again, the only thing i got was a black screen and nothing else.After doing a little bit of research it appears that, somehowm i`ve managed to corrupt the bios on my laptop or something, and nothing else would work at this point. I tried to remove the BIOS battery and the ram and then put them all back, trye... Read more

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Relying on the information on the Lenovo website listing "Ubuntu" and "Redhat certified" under "Operating Systems", I chose a Lenovo P52. The device arrived, and I opened BIOS settings to prepare for the Linux installation I had planned. After changing some settings, I chose "change settings and reboot", and the device entered a nonresponsive state: Screen black with the exception of a single white pixel in the left upper edge of the screen. After about 30 minutes, I tried a re-boot; again, the screen stayed black. No Lenovo logo appeared, clicking F1 (or any other function key) did not lead into the BIOS settings. Customer support told me this was a technical defect, and I sent the device back to the dealer. A week later, the new Lenovo P52 arrived.  This time, trying to set up the BIOS for Linux installation, I always changed but a single setting and chose the "Save and Reboot" option. Things went fine until I chose to "Enable" the "BIOS support for Thunderbolt", a setting suggested by the BIOS help appearing on the right quarter of the BIOS setttings screen for installation of Windows 10 before a certain patch level and for installation of Linux. An Info Box popped op, saying the resetting with take "up to 15 seconds" with this option enabled.  The "Save and Reboot" led to a bricked device, again: Black screen, nothing happened for 45 minutes. A reboot again failed to have the Lenovo logo appear, no reaction on keys F1 to F12, no way to enter BIOS setup, let... Read more

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Relying on the information on the Lenovo website listing "Ubuntu" and "Redhat certified" under "Operating Systems", I chose a Lenovo P52. The device arrived, and I opened BIOS settings to prepare for the Linux installation I had planned. After changing some settings, I chose "change settings and reboot", and the device entered a nonresponsive state: Screen black with the exception of a single white pixel in the left upper edge of the screen. After about 30 minutes, I tried a re-boot; again, the screen stayed black. No Lenovo logo appeared, clicking F1 (or any other function key) did not lead into the BIOS settings. Customer support told me this was a technical defect, and I sent the device back to the dealer. A week later, the new Lenovo P52 arrived.  This time, trying to set up the BIOS for Linux installation, I always changed but a single setting and chose the "Save and Reboot" option. Things went fine until I chose to "Enable" the "BIOS support for Thunderbolt", a setting suggested by the BIOS help appearing on the right quarter of the BIOS setttings screen for installation of Windows 10 before a certain patch level and for installation of Linux. An Info Box popped op, saying the resetting with take "up to 15 seconds" with this option enabled.  The "Save and Reboot" led to a bricked device, again: Black screen, nothing happened for 45 minutes. A reboot again failed to have the Lenovo logo appear, no reaction on keys F1 to F12, no way to enter BIOS setup, let... Read more

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Here's the problem hi...   im a pc tecnic and a customer give me an lenovo b590 with a boot problem....  in the boot, the screen of boot options appear the lan boot and the hdd, but any option won´t boot, i try to config. the bios boot options, change to UEFi for LEGACY but its has supervisor password. the customer won´t  remember the pass, the laptop is out of waranty and he´s take the desition of change the bios chip. after the bios change the options on the bios are avaliable and i change the options UEFI/LEGACY an the full features of config. in the bios, the problem is the hdd dissapear ..not detected...  i put the hdd in to another pc/laptop and it fine, also i replace the DVD and put an adapter to convert the DVD drive into a HDD (its a caddy for an optional HDD, or to have 2 hdd in the laptop)... after this the hdd its appear and says the diagnostic screen FIXED DISK and the info of my hdd, also i try to install a clean installation of WIN 7 the boot usb its correct, the installation menu show the disc, and copy all info in the disk, but again the boot fails, the diagnostic screen says fixed disk ..ok but NO BOOT...   any sugesstion?  i try wake up this laptop for 3 weeks but i can´t... Bios of lenovo B590 not detect HDD...also i buy a hdd caddy and put an other hdd in the CD/DVD reader so i have installed 2 hdd in mi lenovo...but bios can't detect...

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B590 bios update H9ET75WW is a learning curve no one want to learn, The update was a 16-bit application that needed to run on the 64-bit OS.. This is wrong as you can flash bios straight from bios. BUT! having brought this .... Low end business laptop im finding it hard for myself to even flash the bios, as the Bios doesnt actually respond to key commands. I need access to the bios on this laptop for reasons that doesnt concern others.  Anyone know how to flash the bois to H9ET75WW? it would be kindly helpful!  

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hi

changed the hard drive from normal hdd to ssd on this lenovo
now a menu pops up asking for boot device but just flickers when i select dvd or usb
and i cant get into the bios via f1 or f2 or delete

i just give up with these new bios...they make me mad!!!
 

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So the situation is like this, I have b590 20206 I was using partition editing software, so needed to disable some security settings to boot from USB, I switched as the guide from uefi to legacy and bang, the screen is no longer doing anything. I tried to download the official bios and flashing H9ET75WW by renaming it to BIOS.cap then using fn+r usb keeps blinking for a bit and it reboots but nothing comes up. Reading this forum yesterday, I managed to flash this one H9ET92WW, this one is the only one that makes the laptop light up again, I see the lenovo splash screen only with this one, but then it says realtime clock error, configuration changed restarting the system then back to black. Could you please advise what is it that I am missing? Thank you 

A:B590 dead BIOS

Could you please advise what is it that I am missing? Thank you 

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Hello,I have full format HDD: i removed it from computer, and make full format on external computer. Next to that, i put the HDD, and the computer shows this screen and no posibilities to do any other thing:Used both buttons:its the only screen that i can show, computer works moving 1st to end, but pressing enter reboot to same screen. I tried to put all keys, f2, f12, enter, del, supr, fn+f2 fn+f2... etc... no one give me to BIOS. And pressing whatever comand the computer returns the same boot menu, dont do anything thanks for your time!

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Hi everyone, Can someone tell me where i can find the upgrade BIOS from 1.12 to a newer one for my Lenovo B590 but with WINDOWS 10 ??

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Hello, How can I update BIOS on DOS?I read this post: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Newest-B490-B590-BIOS-update-not-workin... and this: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Lenovo-B590-upgrade-and-BIOS-Update/m-p... I found how to create bootable usb on Linux for FreeDos. But I can't add any file to that usb without clear instruction. I think I was able to add bios file for a few times via Debian instructions here: https://wiki.debian.org/FlashBIOS. But DOS says something like this "the exe file can be run under Win32" Debian, Ubuntu and Linuxmint give hardware errors on boot.I think if I update BIOS it should be solved. Current BIOS: H9ET69WW (1.06 ) Release Date: 11/15/2012Latest BIOS I want to install: H9ET92WW My second question is that if I update BIOS, should I also update UEFI? If yes, how can I do it? Because Linux or 64 bit Linux uses UEFI only. To Lenovo staff: I particularly bought Lenovo laptop as I heard Lenovo is one of the few brands that can run Linux. But Lenovo doesn't provide BIOS update for Linux. There is only microcode for Linux and it's not sufficient to call Lenovo as a Linux friendly laptop brand. I appreaciate your answers.  

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Hello everyone! I have recently ungraded the motherboard of my B590 to HM77 so that I could use it with an Iintel core i5. My question is, is the latest BIOS for Lenovo B590 for both versions of these laptops? I mean, does it support HM77 chip? The current BIOS of the board is very old (2013) and Windows won't switch to Nvida GPU despite it's presense in the device mangager. Thanks and I really appreacite your support! 
 
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A:B590 - Is the latest BIOS OK for HM77?

I'm not clear on whether you have a B90 or a B590.   It would be helpful to get the full model number (from where the serial number is), and a screenshot of a 'sys info'.   Thx. 

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I have a huge problem with a B590 Notebook: I replaced the harddisk for a test installation of windows 10. This was already quite a pain in the youknowwhat, since it didn't want to boot from USB-stick. I was able to solve that by changing a boot-option in the BIOS to 'legacy' and changing the boot-order and could continue with the windows 10-installation. Then I wanted to reinstall the old harddrive and run the original windows 8 again. Unfortunately the computer doesn't seem to recognize the original harddrive a boot-device anymore. Instead it seems to search for a boot-device on the network (in an endless loop).The problem now is, that I can't access the BIOS anymore. Pressing F1 as stated on the boot screen has no effect (just like pressing F2, F10, F12, ESC, Enter, AnyKey).My next idea was entering the BIOS from the still running windows 10 installation (By pressing Shift+Restartbutton.) Strangely there is no 'UEFI Firmware settings'-option So how can I enter the BIOS to check the boot-settings/order on this notebook? Thanks!




--Thinkpad Edge E330 (3354), i5-3210M, 4GB, HDD 750GB, SSD 16GB, Win8 64

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Trying to update a B590 (6272BG) with Bios H1ET63WW with the newest Bios https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/h9et92ww.exefailed with "Your machine does not match with this BIOS. Update process will be halted"OS ist Win7 x64 with all aktuall security fixes. How I can fix this problem?

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My c drive is caught up in network drive, how can i fix this? im not able to reinstall, etc. what will be the default for built in directoriesand boot order?. I need explicit directions fro using the four disks that came with my laptop.  i have a b590 laptop running 8.1.  thank you

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hi I have a lenovo b590 with i5 3210m (model 6274) I recently upgraded to Windows 10, have the windows key 8 preinstalled on bios, is there any way to change it or to install a bios without keys? currently assembles the version 1.19 bios ,  I downloaded the file h9et92ww but do not know to install bios for this PC version.

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Hello, i have a Lenovo B590 with Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2328M CPU @ 2.20GHz and NVIDIA GeForce 610M, can some1 help me with an information? I want to upgrade my laptop, so can someone tell me the best CPU and latest that fits my model? I want to change with an i5 or i7 if is possible, but i don't know what motherboard i have on this model, if i upgrade the laptop with a new, better motherboard, please tell me. And another thing, can someone tell me where i can find the upgrade for BIOS from 1.12 to a newer one for my Lenovo B590 but with WINDOWS 10 ?? I hope is there any1 who can answer my request with an valid one. Ty and have a nice Christmas !

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i try many  things  to enter bios and i can't 

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I'm on a fresh install of 64-bit windows 8.1, but the BIOS installer gives the following error message: "Your machine does not match with this BIOS. Update process will be halted." Why on earth is this? I googled the error message but this only seems to be a problem with people trying to upgrade the BIOS from win 10... but I'm definitely on 8.1, it even says Windows 8.1 Build 9600 in the corner. The only modification I made is that I upgraded the ram to 8 GB (from 4 GB), but the BIOS update fails even if I take the extra stick out.

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 I have had a y510p for 3 years now and have had numerous problems with it. Having replaced it I decided to use it as a desktop (Screen broke and I just use it connected to a monitor). I wanted to backflash my bios to an earlier verson (from 3.08 to 2.07) and backed up my bios on a bootable USB. The bios backflash was somewhat successful (could get into BIOS and showed that 2.07 was installed) But the screen kept flashing off and on (black background, no image displayed aside from the lenovo splash screen for about .1 of a second). I then tried re-installing my bios from the USB but the machine turned off soon as it started despite being plugged into the wall with no other outlets used and having full charge on the battery.After that, the laptop would start but no image would be displayed (keyboard light would remain on). I got desperate and flashed and attempted to flash crisis BIOS per this guide http://blog.jimsjump.com/2016/02/07/lenovo-y510p-v305-b... and after a minutes of constant beeping the laptop turned off. Now when I try turning it on, it quickly turns off and on about 3 times before starting. The keyboard lights up, the fans spin for up to 30 seconds and then the machine turns off and the cycle repeats indefinitely. I'm 100% sure It's bricked to death now, I was just wondering if there was anything else I could try? I can't even get into BIOS anymore. I was contemplating purchasing new bios chips and re-soldering them, What are your opinions guys?

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Hey everyone, Last night I disabled AMT in the BIOS and now I'm unable to boot, it's just a few keyboard light flashes and a black screen indefinitely. I've heard that turning on BIOS assist for Thunderbolt, or changing from discrete to hybrid graphics can brick the older BIOS versions. I'm running 1.17, I believe. Has anyone heard of disabling AMT bricking a system? Any thoughts? Regards Andy  

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i tried to update my bios on my laptop i got for christmas and now it wont boot. i had a feeling that something wrong would happen, and something did. i tried the windows + b key method but after about 30-60 seconds, the num lock and caps lock keys blink. am i doing this right and should i leave the laptop alone? any solutions?

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how many blinks you have from caps lock?

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Hi,I just updated the bios in my aspire es1-131 from 1.11 to 1.17. All seemed to be progressing OK, but after finalization (100%) and reboot the computer is dead. Just a black screen. No logo, not possible to hit F2 or anything. Isvthere any way to fix this?? Or is it totally bricked?Thanks in advance.

A:Aspire es1-131 bios v1.17 bricked!?

tama41,
 
Hopefully you made a backup of your BIOS before you updated it, that way you can restore it back. If not, there are ways to fix it (crisis BIOS recovery) or you can contact Acer technical support in your area for options.

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hi,my laptop when turned on only until the logo acer .. in wait for an hour remain so. regulatory sign bios can not (hit F2).then I pull the battery for 1-5 minutes, after it emerged selection UEFI mode or legacy, then I select UEFI.and reboot the computer is off. Only a black screen. No logo, it is impossible to hit F2 or whatever. but connected via hdmi using existing computer monitor acer logo then no hdd bootable, in continued use an external keyboard also could not hit F2. aspire es1-131how to fix this ??Thanks in advance.  

A:Aspire es1-131 bios v1.17 bricked!?

Quotes from our greatest Acer Techie Blayn:"If it won't boot past a black screen, most likely the system requires repair service. We would suggest contacting technical support in your region for further assistance with this issue. Acer Service and Support"Source: http://community.acer.com/t5/E-and-M-Series-Laptops/acer-aspire-E1-521-0694-bios-flash-failure/m-p/4... Good luck! 



First, CALM DOWN and look at my profile picture. Calm? Now post your message. If I helped, a Kudos would be great! Marking as solution will help others as well, thank you!

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I have recently updated My laptop (HP Probook 450 G3 Notebook) and after first restart, the machine shows HP logo and then (Powe Led Switch off) and restarts, earlier version was 1.05 which from the upgrade switched to 1.05. I have tried combination keys method windows key+ B button, also made a recovery Flash drive from the latest BIOS, but no luck.

A:BIOS Update Bricked

I also tried to find out the version installed in the machine which was 1.05 which may have helped, but on HP site there is only 1.10 version available.

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Hi, So I have an old ENVY 15-3000 that I was performing a BIOS update on a few days ago. The SSD in it isn't the factory original OEM one so there isn't an HP_TOOLS partition. So after the update ran inside Windows, it rebooted and is now in a bricked state. The caps lock light is flashing, and the airplane mode key is solid orange. Following HPs instructions on how to make a BIOS recovery USB stick, I have found that the installer files HP provides for this model are outdated and do not have the capability to make a recovery USB drive. Is there anything I can do about this or is it just bricked for good? Thanks,Rashed.

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Hi,I just updated the bios in my aspire es1-131 from 1.11 to 1.17. All seemed to be progressing OK, but after finalization (100%) and reboot the computer is dead. Just a black screen. No logo, not possible to hit F2 or anything. Isvthere any way to fix this?? Or is it totally bricked?Thanks in advance.

A:Aspire es1-131 bios v1.17 bricked!?

tama41,
 
Hopefully you made a backup of your BIOS before you updated it, that way you can restore it back. If not, there are ways to fix it (crisis BIOS recovery) or you can contact Acer technical support in your area for options.

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 At stratup i hear 1 shirt beep 6 long and again 1 short. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE THE PROBLEM COULD BE?
LENOVO model B590  3761
Thanks Martin
 
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I own a B590 (20208) with Windows 10 (64 bit).I tried running "BIOS Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit) - Lenovo B490, B590" and got the following message: "This BIOS is only for Lenovo B490. Are you sure you want to update the BIOS on this machine ?" and "Your machine does not match with this BIOS. Update process will be halted." The readme attached to the .exe says Updated Date 2015/8/6
Software name H9ET92WW
Support models B490/B590
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit 










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A:Newest B490/B590 BIOS update not working

Hello
Same issue here,I hoped that the bios upgrade should be solve the problem, but the "official" bios isn't working, nicely done again.
I need to renew my battery, thirdparty isn't available due to lenovo lockout ... right, I've bought a genuine lenovo but this isn't working too ... nicely done
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht073984
 
 
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hi, i have a lenovo b590 laptop (20208 type) with i3 3110m and nvidia gt720m and whenever i try to update the BIOS using the latest BIOS version available on the lenovo drivers download page , i get the following error: https://i.imgur.com/lKMLQV9.pnghttps://i.imgur.com/OkY9aQy.png this is the actual BIOS version on the laptop: https://i.imgur.com/1Tvib3d.jpg  how can i update the BIOS on it? i guess the problem is that the allready running BIOS is H1ETXXXX version and on the lenovo drivers download page is only the H9ETXXXX version which i guess isn't compatible with the 20208 version of the laptop and shows the "machine does not match with this bios" error. forgot to mention that my OS is windows 7 x64 on which i tried to run the bios update.  also will this laptop model gonna receive any new bios updates especially regarding the newly discovered intel security flaws or it's completely abandoned allready in terms of support?

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Hi I have changed boot order and also I have disabled UEFI in order to install linux on other partition(not done yet). as I always do on other laptops. But now after changing to legacy mode I cannot access BIOS anymore. I got pxe-e61 error. OK so I insert USB linux drive and it is working properly with live boot.  But I realy need to boot Windows, but it is not possible becoáuse of UEFI being turnd off. Also It is not possible to access bios, because BIOS was accessed from recovery windows menu, whitch doesnt load anymore. Also when it is booting up (lenovo logo) I press esc (no other keys are workind) which open menu where I "can" boot to BIOS. So I press F1 menu dissapears but I end up with same PXE-E61 error. Any advice how to enter BIOS and change it back to UEFI mode ? thanks

A:Lenovo B590 cannot access BIOS - UEFI disabled

I hope you meant to say Lenovo B590, because I cannot find any reference to a Lenovo G590 Not sure why, but others have reported that to regain access to the BIOS, you have to do the following. remove the battery and power, then remove the back panel.remove the BIOS battery.    See page 44, 45 and 52 of the Hardware Maintenance Manualleave it for a couple of minutes (I would say 5 minutes or more).replace the BIOS battery and the cover, then the battery and then the powerBoot up and use F1 / F2 to go into the bios Hardware Maintenance Manual Lenovo B590https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/b590_hmm_en.pdf I hope it works for you too. Good Luck,

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Hi all, Need help on my Lenovo G40-70 that I've just bought 6 months ago where I accidently bricked the laptop after BIOS update. It seems during the BIOS updating process it when well but after 2nd reboot there's some message on the screen that the BIOS failed to update factory setting and it freeze on the message for quiet sometimes. After a long wait I decided to long press Start button for hard reboot. Then the scary part comes in where it seems the laptop can't longer shows the Lenovo logo & cannot even boot to Windows, just black screen. Hope anyone can help me on this and give some advice on what I'm going to do. I would like to tried myself first before ending up with warranty claim since I'm worried I've brick the warranty due to wrong BIOS update procedure....











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A:Lenovo G40-70 Bricked by BIOS Update

hi mahdhir2005,
 
Im sorry to hear that.
 
  I would suggest you call the Lenovo Technical Team regarding the Issue. If it is the BIOS that's causing the issue then there maybe no source or option to have it fixed without they're help or service.
 
  If the BIOS software you downloaded was from a legit Lenovo Site and correct model, then I think It will be ok to Just report them what happened and ask for possible option.
 
Hope this helped
Thanks!
 
 




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Hi everyone, I have a Yoga 720 model 80X6002JUS. I recently downloaded the new BIOS that was posted yesterday (April 3, 2018) 1YCN30WW(V1.07).  When I ran it, it said it was older than the version I was running. I was on version 2.05 or 2.06. I figured it was just labeled incorrectly, so I went to my BIOS and allowed older versions to be installed. I ran it, and now my computer is "bricked". The power button light turns on, I can turn the keyboard backlight on and off with fn+space, but nothing shows up on the screen. I can't get to the BIOS or picking a boot method to re-install Windows.  Is there any master way to reflash a BIOS? I can send the laptop in for repair, but would prefer to try and reflash it myself.  Worst case, does anyone know the best way for me to plug the SSD into a different computer to take off my personal stuff before I send it in? I have Intel® SSD 600p Series which has a PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 interface. I checked Amazon and I don't see any USB enclosures that will fit that. Note to Lenovo: I would consider taking the new (or old?) BIOS offline if this happened to anyone else.  Thank you for any help you guys can provide 

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After finished bios update downloaded from: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/pl/pl/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/LENOVO-B-SERIES-LAPTOPS/LENOVO-B540...laptop rebooted and then my screen went black, only power led was on.I wrote ticket on this issue but nobody responded. I contacted with support via chat, but he wasn't able to help me.

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Hello, everyone. It turns out that the BIOS of my Lenovo IdeaPad Z475 laptop has been bricked. When I turn it on, it stays on for about 7 seconds with the black screen, not even the LCD backlit is turned on, after 7 seconds the backlit is turned on, but the screen is still black, after 3 seconds a white line flashes at the top left, and after 1 second the screen turns black again with the backlit on. I don't know if I'm making myself clear. The Lenovo logo doesn't even appear. I also don't know why the BIOS has been bricked. I've read that Phoenix firmwares have a hidden feature that automatically installs a BIOS firmware file from USB, but I don't know how to do this. Greetings.

A:BRICKED BIOS (IdeaPad Z475)

UPDATE: Forgot to mention that I took apart the computer and removed the CMOS battery for a few minutes and then I put it back on. I also tried to identify the BIOS chip, I think this is it, but I'm not sure. I googled the model and I found that is it a "Serial Flash Memory" chip.

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Hi, attempted to upgrade my Yoga 920's BIOS using this BIOS version (link to README):https://us.download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/5ncn41ww.txt After running the executable, Windows 10 restarted but never came back and the Laptop will not boot. The keyboard and power button flash for about 1 second and then it turns off again. The screen remains off and the same thing happens over and over again until I press and hold the power button for about 8 seconds to completely turn off the system. I tried pressing the "recovery" pin-hole button next to the power button with a papaer clip but the same behavior occurs. I guess it's bricked so I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to force the Yoga 920 to flash a recovery BIOS or something from a USB stick. Thanks.

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Here is a method that worked to rescue a HDX18 laptop running an Insyde BIOS. Download the latest BIOS for this model.  ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp51501-52000/sp51618.exe Save it to the desk top and use 7-Zip to "Extract Files, when you open it you will find a file by the name of 3610F34.fd Rename that file to 3610.BIN (I used capitols) Grab a USB flash drive 2 GB or smaller and it should automatically be formatted with FAT32, when it's done copy and paste your newly named BIOS file on to the flash drive, safely eject the drive from your computer. (do not just pull it out from the USB port)  On my Bricked HDX18.   Remove the battery and adapter and hold down the power button for 30 seconds to do a hard reset.  Plug in the flash drive in one of the left USB ports, hold down the "Windows"+"B" key and while your holding it down plug in the adapter.   Boot up and the laptop should start to beep and read the flash drive, release the keys and when finished the laptop will shut down. Leave it sit for 3 minutes and boot to Windows.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This method did not work on my dv8, nor did it work here for mrtranmsb :  http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-systems-and/Please-help-recovery-Bios-HP-DV4-1326TX/... Read more

A:Bricked Machine After BIOS Update

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After playing with some bios dumps I have only black screen.Tried some other Bios Dumps but getting 5 beeps pause 5 beepsi think this is the checksum error?FRU: 00HT748Somebody who can help?

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Earlier today I downloaded BIOS_Acer_1.11_A_A.zip from Acer's web site and ran the TMBI0111.exe executable it contained.My laptop rebooted as expected and the flashing process ran to completion (100%).It rebooted again but remained stuck at the Acer boot logo (without the dancing dots).Now the laptop won't boot at all. If I switch the machine off, then on, the same thing happens: stuck at Acer boot logo. I cannot enter the setup utility (F2) either.Note that the machine still reboots when pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete, and the keyboard illumination command (Fn-F9) still works.Any idea?

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I have an M700 (M 10GT). Today I saw that there was an update available through Lenovo Vantage. I selected it and it tried to install and reboot, but it hung with a blank screen and white cursor in the upper left hand corner. Finally I had to give up and try to power off/on the machine but now there is no video at all. The power supply fan runs loudly and cycles a bit. How can I restore my computer to working condition? I downloaded the latest bios iso to cd and tried to boot using a usb cd-rom, but that doesn't seem to be working. Any help greatly appreciated - thanks!

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Comp Information:

HP Pavilion Dv6z-1100se Artist Edition Notebook (2009)
AMD Processor Duel Core
Windows 7 64-bit

About 5 days ago I started up my computer in the morning and everything was working fine. I shut down the laptop, packed it up and took a 3 hour car ride back to my place. I go to start it up when I get back and this is what I experience:

-system lights turn on and fans turn on
-screen stays blank
-2 blinks from numlock & capslock

I leave the computer to sit for a day while plugged in and it miraculously worked the next day. 2 days later, the comp regresses back to the symptoms above, and letting it sit is not going to fix it this time.

Internet sources tell me that I have a corrupted bios, so while I was searching for manual ways to flash the bios, I was referred to the following two pages for fixing Insyde BIOS's:

Undocumented INSYDE BIOS recovery method.-Use andy's tool to obtain possible names....

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Bricked HP HDX 9430 after BIOS update...

Thus far I've attempted to flash the bios twice with no success. I have no access to my bios so I can't retrieve a number to rename the files, not to mention I can't even find the .bin or .sig files when I extract the .exe. I feel helpless and I'm too broke to get it fixed not under warrenty.

Is there another way to fix this issue? Is it software or hardware related? Am I better off just taking out my hard-drive and putting it in another computer? Is there a jumper o... Read more

A:Dv6 Semi-bricked, Corrupted BIOS

Does the screen stay blank throughout all of this? If you get anything on the screen, is there an error or message?

If the screen stay blank throughout but you see lights for processor and HD then check that it's cable is secure and has not come unplugged. To do this you'll need to google the schematics for your model, or how to disassemble or replace the screen. There are now videos via google for almost every model and operation.

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Simpy put I went to update the bios on my notebook as I have previously without incident.  Well this time the update downloaded, installed and powered down Windows Vista 64bit SP1.  After that nothing! The power lights come on but that is it.  No HP Screen, No MSFT Screen no nothing.  I honestly think this is a bios update caused by HP's own update. This is the update I installed: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-67379-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&...   Long story short HP online chat support was very helpful and will be sending me a prepaid next day air box to ship at their expense to fix this problem.  Any comments are welcome but I strongly recommend anyone with this notebook not install this update!!! I already took out the battery, unseated the ram and the like with no results.  I sure hope they can fix this.  




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A:DV4-1120us bricked by HP's own Bios update

lordvader311, several of us already bricked our dv4s with HP latest bios update but you can fix it yourself in just a few minutes as followsBTW, the credit for this goes to PONGSTER who told us all about it.....  Edit Note: I've edited the steps for dv4-1140GO users. By the way, the 1125nr, 1140go and the CQ45 seem to share the same board, as they use the exact same BIOS Flashing application.  This bodes well for all of you who need to get theire dv4 fixed, instead of sending it in for repairs.  Remember, if you messed up your BIOS, sending it in for repairs is not the only solution, as I found out, after researching on all possible solutions.  Follow these steps before sending anything in for repairs  I have a dv4-1125nr.  I'm not sure this will help, but you may as well try it out before sending yours in for repair.  I fixed my messed BIOS update by following the exact steps I'm going to outline here.  There is hope, and you don't need to have your Motherboard replaced.  Simply follow the instructions and you should be typing on your dv4 again in no time.  It took me about 10 minutes, tops, to get all this done. Here we go: Okay... here are the exact steps I took to get my dv4 back in working condition after a failed BIOS update using HP's buggy update (I just had to repeat what we all already know... ) I have merely cut and paste 0.0's steps, so all credit goes to him and the genius over at the Acer sect... Read more

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Unfortunately my p51s is dead after a bios update. It automatically downloaded from Windows 10 and attempted to install but never restarted.  I don't restart that often, and a few weeks later went to restart, and the computer just hanged at the Leonvo loading screen. The computer launches to the bios screen, but then to Boot Menu and wont load from there. At one point the startup interrupt was working, and I got in and saw the last version of bios updated was 1.35. My issue appears to be the exact same issue as reported in this thread.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-L-R-and-SL-series/UEFI-BIOS-update-1-33-gt-1-35-bricked-my-L46... Is there a way to flash the bios to 1.37 from a USB. What is the fix for this? Must I send it in to Lenovo? Is this a Bios issues or something else? thanks

A:P51s bricked after bios update 1.35?

Me pueden decir la santisima madre como hago para poner un tema nuevo porque mí problemas no lo tiene nadie. Y diacudis por repoder acá 

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All I wanted was to update the graphics drivers (ATI), but for some reason that required that the BIOS be updated to 2.04 or higher. SoI updated the BIOS to 2.26 using the windows utility, everything appeared to work correctly and it said time to reboot. When I rebooted the system, the POST screen came up and the fan went to full tilt and it just stayed like that. With a sinking feeling in my stomach, I sat and watched it for 10 min. but nothing happened. The system was completely unresponsive to any input, including the power button and I eventually pulled the plug and then the battery to shut it down. When I plugged it back in... nothing. Not even the AC power LED comes on when it's plugged in. If I press the power button, the CD drive initializes, the HD spins up, and after awhile it gets quite warm to the touch, so I guess the CPU is getting power although the fan isn't working which makes me nervous. Is there any hope? Should I spend the money to buy a USB floppy and try the boot-block recovery method (already tried a few times with a USB key and nothing happened) or should I just put that towards a new motherboard?

A:Z61m bricked by BIOS update

A floppy drive is necessary piece of equipment for anyone who plans on using Windows since you'll encounter issues which may require a floppy utility to solve. If you're fluent in removing the palm rest, it is worth disconnecting the battery to ensure BIOS is flushed and reatttempting normal boot before continuing recovery techniques, if you determine your BIOS is still truly smoked and if you haven't become completely disgusted with the Z6x, you can buy them preowned used from IBM.com for about $350 and just like buying a certified pre owned Lexus and it includes a seven day no questions asked "I just don't like its face" return warranty and a 90 day warranty just as good as the new systems warranty.  That warranty is upgradeable and it will include the latest BIOS and software updates including your latest video driver that got you into the mess.




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