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Lenovo P52 bricked by selecting BIOS thunderbolt support for Linux as suggested in the BIOS help!

Q: Lenovo P52 bricked by selecting BIOS thunderbolt support for Linux as suggested in the BIOS help!

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 alone start an operating system. In my humble opinion, I came across a major software bug in the BIOS setting. This was my first Lenove experience, and I'm sad to say it is my last: This is a high-end device, and I'm very surprised it comes with a bug like this: Following the suggestion given in the BIOS help text leads to a bricked notebook. Having spent hours in vain, I'll buy a notebook with Linux pre-installed Best wishes, Ernst

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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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1) Does BIOS 1.15 for the X1 Extreme have the bricking issue when setting the 'BIOS support for Thunderbolt' option to enabled via the BIOS? 2) If the answer to the above question is yes, will BIOS 1.17 for the X1 Extreme (which is coming out on Dec 24) address this issue? Thanks!

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Does anybody have some advice before I call Lenovo? After reading a thread like this, I'm afraid to call support. I don't want them to void the warranty.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Blank-screen-after-Bios-Upgrade-on-X200/ta-p/...I do part time computer repair and I ordered a C40-05 for a client. I was installing all the available updates from Lenovo, and the BIOS update bricked it. Black screen. No beeps. I've tried all the unplugging, button holding, remove the CMOS, etc. None of it has improved the situation. If Lenovo voids my warranty and I have to pay for a replacement, it's really gonna put a hurting on me. I'm a single dad and I don't have $600 to blow on a problem caused by a bad update from the same company that sold me the computer. I believe that when I buy something from someone, it's because I trust they'll make sure I have a good experience with their product or service...and now that the system is bricked, I feel like I can't trust them to take care of it. I guess we'll find out pretty soon. :/This woman thinks I did something the wrong way and broke her brand new computer, and her home phone runs through it...so her phone has been down for 4 days. I def lost a customer, and I feel guilty for choosing a PC that broke on day 1. I've had a lot of good experience with Lenovos in the past, but I guess this phone call is gonna determine whether I stick with them or find a new supplier. Cross your fingers for me. 

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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, I just bought this laptop on eBay and I was doing a clean windows 10 install and i wanted to upgrade the bios version so I downloaded and ran a9cn61ww.exe and now all i get a screen that says: Boot Menu:1  ATA HDD: WDC WD10SPCX-24HWST12. PCI LAN: EFI Network (IPv4)3. PCI LAN: EFI Network (IPv6) I've tried restarting, f2, f8, choosing all 3 options but nothing happens I dont even get the Lenovo logo to show up. Is there any way I can fx this?? Laptop specs: i7-5500, 8GB Ram, 1TB Hard drive  Thanks in advance. Screenshot: http://postimg.org/image/xjica9av9/













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A:FIXED: Lenovo Edge 15 - BIOS Bricked?

Hello and welcome,
 
What happens when you select option 1 from the boot menu?
 
If you power off then power on using the Novo button (#6 in the image below) can you access BIOS?  Reset to defaults, save, and exit?
 
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can you a url address for get file into usb flash drive and i can get this machine working again so i cant afford get new motherboard they are too expeveive  i want to recover this machine from bricked  can you help me out thank!










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A:lenovo c460 all in one touchscreen bios bricked

http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/desktop/IMJY17USA.EXEhope you get it sorted

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Hello Lenovo community.I own a s205 and have been quite happy with it, that is until yesterday when I encountered a problem I can't seem to fix.I wanted to switch from windows 10 to kubuntu. My s205 would be on it's eight OS, but I?ve bricked it somehow - and i think it's the BIOS.What happens now when i boot it is; there is a black non-lit screen for about 10 secs, then it blinks "Lenovo Misto Ontario" (http://puu.sh/ppPdp/e95611ddf1.jpg) extremely quickly, I think it's the beginning of a boot message. - and then it's just a lit black screen from there on out. i've had it on for upward of 20 mins and nothing happens.I suspect it's a BIOS corruption of some sorts but I?m actually not sure. I've tried reinstalling the BIOS, via the Pheonix Crisis Recovery which several threads here has explained. But I don't know if it is the BIOS because I get the same boot sequence each time. fn+b, fn+r, fn+esc, win+b, win+r, win+esc, or the right arrow key (like one suggested) seems to make no difference to this, niether dose holding the power button for any length of time, after a few secs of pressing the power button the laptop just switches off again, like a hard reset.Threads I?ve looked at and tried;https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-U-and-S-Series-Notebooks/S205-Issues-with-Bios-Recovery/m-p/5231...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-U-and-S-Series-Notebooks/LENOVO-BIOS-RECOVERY/m-p/332989#M11737http://askubuntu.com/questions/549193/black-screen-restarts-after-upgrade-to-14-10I... Read more

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Hello,  I got an update from lenovo system update and I accepted the update. After the reboot, it went into the bios and I just selected "exit without saving". Then everything's dead now. The computer powers on, but it doesn't even show the Lenovo logo. When I try to go into the bios with that small button, the same thing happens. Is there anyway to recover the bios with a flash drive somehow? I found an instruction to recover the bios using the USB drive, but it needed a BIOS.PWH file which I don't know how to get for Lenovo Z510.  PLEASE HELP ME! I'm freaked out   

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Hi, I have a new Lenovo ideapad 120s which came with Windows 10. My daughter got a popup for a bios update and clicked without knowing what it was. After the bios update the screen is dark after reboot so I suspect the computer is now bricked. I found a tutorial for resetting the bios by disconnecting the battery, but that didn't work. I was wondering if this model has a way of overwriting the bios via usb (I've seen descriptions of such a solution for other Lenovo models)? Full name / model: Lenovo ideapad 120S-14IAPModel name: 81A5

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Hi, i?ve update the laptop to te latest BIOS version due to the latest Intel amt bug.After the restart it showed the progress and finished it.An auto-restart was initiated and the screen stayed black. The system would not boot anymore in the normal way.After reading on the internet keeping the [Fn]-B pressed during boot and cycling power again (keeping the keys pressed) it boots windows normaly.The fault is in the startup of the computer during the 'boot-loader' I think.After that its possible just to boot and enter the BIOS-menu. Is there a way to restore the boot to normal functionality ? Some things I als tried;- Used wincrisis restore process with BIOS.WPHhttps://www.bios-mods.com/bios-recovery/phoenix-bios-recovery/I?ve managed to downloaded the BIOS but it?s a multi file bios, think that the wincrisis-fix won?t work because of that.- Reflashed the bios, initiating from windows. Regards, Arno

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Hey all ... OK,  this P70 seems to have bricked on 01DEC17 during a Win 10 update reboot (FYI - there was no battery present in the system at the time, so, it should not  have processed any Lenovo Companion download-sourced BIOS update(s), even though I know a BIOS update has been available for some time now) ... I get the initial Lenovo boot logo (white letters in a red banner on a black background) with the text advice: 'To interrupt normal startup, press Enter' and then the system hangs at that point before completing POST. Pressing either of the Enter keys, or, F1, F10 or F12 have no effect, no matter whether done singly or repeatedly, slowly or quickly ... at any point of startup, such as it is. I have tried starting from 'BIOS Update (Bootable CD) for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit) - ThinkPad P70' downloaded from https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1dur30w.iso at: https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/downloads/ds106086 ... this latter is Version 2.20, Release Date 07/12/2017 (presumably 07DEC17 ... I hate all-digital dates!) Because the P70 will not complete POST, I do not believe any boot medium (USB, CD, ect.) will work. I Advanced Search'ed (in the 'With one or more of the words' field) the terms 'P70' and 'bricked' here, and, the closest I come to any sort of solution is DSperber's thread 'P70 (950 Pro NVMe0 boot) BIOS update to 1.21: can no longer boot, and ENTER/F12 both fail to work' and the apparent solution:... Read more

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Hi All, 
Tried to find a similar issue in the forums first. Forgive me if I this is a repeat afterall. 
I got an Optiplex 9010 I7-3770 SFF (VPro) used desktop recently to put into my cloud in the lab. Normally I simply check the cover again (AMT #1) and move on with the MBEx selection after F12 during boot. This one is not working as expected. Here is the sequence of events:
1. Power on the computer and F12 to get the boot options/list. 
2. I can see the Intel Management Engine BIOS Extensions option there. I select and press ENTER. 
3. Screen disappears, but comes back now "without" the Intel Management Engine BIOS Extensions option! At the top is states that "Note, some options have been removed as they are no longer valid.".
I have not seen this before. IF it is disabled, why show it... 
But in any case, the question I have is, how can I get this option to work so I can provision this box using Intel AMT/MBEx settings. The machine is enabled for MBEx (AMT #1 on the inside chasis cover). 
The BIOS revision for this box is A14. I may need to update it as well. Though I am going to wait for any responses before doing so. 
Thank you all. 

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Hi,I would like to install the BIOS update for my Lenovo G50-45 but I am on Linux Mint 19.1. How can I do that? I already tried it with a bootable USB with FreeDOS but it tells me that it is not possible because the EXE file of the BIOS is a Win32 program.

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Hello Community! I have a question about CPU upgrade. So, I have a Lenovo G510 with i7 4700MQ. I wanna upgrade it to i7 4800MQ, since I need the VT-d support. As far as the sources I've found are saying, both processors are similar since they have the same socket type (G3), so theoretically it would work. The question would be: if I were to upgrade this processor, would the BIOS automatically recognize the new i7 4800MQ? Or should I first flash the BIOS. My question is regarding the fact that the current BIOS offers no options whatsoever to enable VT-d, whereas other BIOS systems have the option.  Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Lenovo Releases BIOS Update to Allow Linux Installation on Windows 10 Devices

Back in September, complaints that reached the web (and even got confirmed by a supposed Lenovo official) claimed that installing Linux on a Yoga 900 was impossible because the operating system was blocked as part of a deal between Microsoft and Lenovo.

Both Microsoft and Lenovo denied that such an agreement existed, explaining that installing Linux was actually impossible because Windows 10 was running on a SSD locked in a proprietary RAID mode that could only be read by Redmond?s operating system.

And yet, following all this controversy Lenovo has released a new BIOS update for Yoga 900 that unlocks this proprietary RAID mode and allows the installation of Linux on the device.

?This BIOS creates an AHCI SATA Controller Mode selection to allow for the installation of the Linux operating system. This BIOS is NOT intended for use with machines running a Windows operation system,? the official changelog of the new BIOS version reads.

Drivers should allow Linux installation on any device
Lenovo confirmed from the very beginning that installation of Linux on its devices was possible with the right drivers, but the company didn?t say a single thing about updates that would be provided for the Yoga 900 Signature Edition.

?To improve system performance, Lenovo is leading an industry trend of adopting RAID on the SSDs in certain product configurations. Lenovo does not intentionally block cus... Read more

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Hi sovy666,
 
I am not able to mark your post as solved as it is the original post, so I created this thread and moved your post to it as a reply so I can mark it as solved.  
 
Thank you for posting that you solved your problem.
 
Regards,
Dave

A:Latest BIOS Update for Lenovo IdeaPad G50-45 on Linux Mint 19.1? SOLVED

Hi,I would like to install the BIOS update for my Lenovo G50-45 but I am on Linux Mint 19.1. How can I do that? I already tried it with a bootable USB with FreeDOS but it tells me that it is not possible because the EXE file of the BIOS is a Win32 program. EDIT: I solved the problem by installing Windows and updating the BIOS with the standard procedure, i.e. by running the EXE file and following the on-screen instructions, after which I reinstalled Linux Mint.

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I already typed something here, since I thought it is related:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-6th-gen-BIOS-update-broke-external-... Pulling Thunderbolt cables was fine. After a while:Pulling Thunderbolt cables gave me 1 in 3 cases a bluescreen (internal power error). I did a BIOS / Thunderbolt / Driver update on 21th of May 2019. Everything was fine, restart worked. Went to work, this time, turned into standbye before pulling the cable. Everything was fine. At home, I opened the Screen after getting out of Sleep (old Linux Standby), saw the welcome for a short moment, and than bluescreen again.  Reboot, ... freezes in BIOS. Directly at the "Lenovo" Splash screen, before having the chance to put on the finger on the fingerprint reader.Super laggy. Tried EVERYTHING mentioned in this forum, enabled/disabled all settings in BIOS, had to reset with the button in the bottom with a paper clip, tried to deactivate internal battery. By a chance of 1 in 4 I could get into the BIOS or select a boot media.  Lenovo hardware test says, that everything is fine. Have been many times, close to a brick, since it hangs directly after pressing the power button. By chance could boot, made a backup. HDMI is also not working. Does not recognize any thunderbolt devices. Flashed old BIOS version, no difference.  What makes a difference: completely disabeling thunderbolt in bios. Than BIOS/booting works like a charm, b... Read more

A:X1Carbon6th, Pulling Thunderbolt cable broke Thunderbolt CHIP, BIOS is freezing, HDMI not working.

For me it sounds like the Thunderbolt Chip or Firmware is broken. Similar to the more popular bricking of Yogas, P51, before. I maybe could flash it manually like discribed here, but I guess, this is against warranty regulations: https://posts.nadim.computer/2018/10/26/repairing-a-thinkpad.html  

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Hello! I want to put such a SSD, but as far as I understand, the BIOS does not yet support them. I found instructions how to independently insert into BIOS the necessary blocks of code, but first you need to consider the current BIOS from the motherboard. What version of AMI AFUWIN Flysher need to use to correctly read and then correctly flush the BIOS on our motherboard?

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Hello dear Lenovo community, I replaced an APU on Lenovo s206 to AMD E2-2000 (EM2000GBB22GV) and my laptop starts but the processor is being detcted as "AMD Processor Model Unknown". I tried to update AGESA code myself but had no luck. As I researched, there are no mentions of "E2-2" in native s206's AGESA code and it seems Lenovo s206 is using Brazos 1.0 AGESA code on Brazos 2.0 platforms(!/?). It could be very good if lenovo could release at least BETA BIOS for Lenovo s206 with updated AGESA code to support latest Brazos 2.0 APU's.

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I got a pop-up window stating that I needed to install a critical update (unfortunately I didn't get a screenshot of this, just clicked okay). A subsequent window cryptically stated, "ThinkPad BIOS Flash Update Utility: Version 29.17, please choose Update ThinkPadBIOS or Update model #" without explaining why I'd need to do so, although the window looked otherwise legit. I ignored the window and it hasn't come up again. Also, I couldn't find anything on this site or elsewhere about a critical BIOS update needed for my laptop. Should I be concerned about updating my BIOS?I checked the bios version from my command prompt, and it is 1.17.

























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Okay, so I got the laptop from my aunt and she gave it to me broken, not booting up. So I wanna upgrade/downgrade the BIOS and probably will help with the issue. It booted yesterday, but it didn't today. I followed the instructions in this document at Recovering the notebook BIOS using an external device. I currently have a blank non-bootable USB, and whenever I extract the BIOS there, I get "Error IHIS! not support current BIOS" followed with "BIOS did not support InsydeFlash"  May anyone please help me to finally fix this devil. Any help would be appreciated.    And yes, It is on Windows 10 Pro 32 bit. I did a fresh clean install of it yesterday.

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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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 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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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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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?

A:bricked from bios update

how many blinks you have from caps lock?

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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,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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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 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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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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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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Hi folks,

I have an ASUS M2N-SLI deluxe mobo. I decided to update from bios version 1102 to the latest (1302 or something like that). For some damn reason, when I started flashing the bios using ASUSUpdate, the computer froze while erasing the EEPROM information. After waiting 15 minutes, I became convinced that the machine crashed while flashing, and I restarted, and as expected, there's no bios, so the machine does not post.

Does anyone have any home solutions to fix this particular problem, or is my only option to send the motherboard back to ASUS?

Thanks, and have a Happy New Year.
 

A:Help! Bad Bios Flash...Mobo Bricked?

BIOS Auto-Recovery Tool
http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments.aspx?no=191&SLanguage=en-us
 

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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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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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Downloaded the HP software assistant and it suggested an urgent update to BIOS 3.6. I get splash screen but when I press F10 for setup, it hangs after putting "SETUP" down in the lower right hand corner. F9 shows "BOOT" in lower right hand corner.Discovered the "crisis recovery" jumper and tried 3.57 off a thumb drive. Same thing...  My recollection is that it had 3.04 on it, but can't be sure. Can't find any earlier BIOS than 3.57 to try.  

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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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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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Hi guys,

I'm using an Acer TMP453-M notebook (Intel i5 + 4GB Ram). I tried flashing a modded BIOS (from bios-mods.com) but something went wrong. Now my PC won't start-up:

-Power LED blinks blue regularly
-Fan struggles to start every-now-and then (but keeps attempting
-No beeps heard
-Screen is lifeless

(all these were noted when only the AC cord was connected. I haven't put the battery back on)

Can someone please offer me a solution to this problem? Any input will be mightily appreciated.
 

A:Bad bios flash resulted in bricked PC

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Team, I'm the happy owner of an Ideapad 100-15IBY that perfectly does the job. Unfortunately, Windows 10 decided to download tons of upgrades/updates that completely put my PC on the knees. I had a very bad reaction: while I had the Lenovo logo on the screen and it's turning wheel with the "upgrading XX%..." message (so during BIOS load, it seems) and I switched the PC off. Since then, no boot, no access even to BIOS and the screen stays black. Even the Lenovo logo doesn't appear anymore. I dismounted the laptop, removed the battery, removed the CMOS battery and reformatted the hard drive (Seagate 500GB) completely: nothing changed. I suspect that there is no electronic issue, only the BIOS is corrupted or vanished. I read the hardware manual but didn't find a mean to reinitialize the BIOS (any jumper on the motherboard? I didn't dismounted it yet). Where could I find a working BIOS to reflash it? What is the sequence to force a BIOS reflash? Thanks in advance for your help.

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