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Q: lenovo c460 all in one touchscreen bios bricked

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, I have a Lenovo All in One C460 that was working very well, but after using the bios update program from Lenovo the computer does not turn on... The light at the button turns on, the fan turns on but no image and nothing happen. I suspect Lenovo program damaged my computer.  somebody help please. Regards 

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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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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?
 
Z.
 

 

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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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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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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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I am thinking of buying a Lenovo C460 desktop touch screen computer from Amazon.
They have one http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Touch-57330367-21-5-Inch-Desktop/dp/B00MCJR39I/ref=dp_ob_title_ce which is the newer model and the older one http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-21-5-Inch-Touchscreen-Desktop-57327734/dp/B00K920DVK/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp.

I see they have different processors. The older one uses the Intel Pentium Dual-Core G3240T 2.7 GHz Processor and the newer one uses the Intel Pentium G3250T 2.8 GHz. Which processor is better?

The newer model is about $42 less so it would be nice to go with that one unless the experts here say otherwise. Other than the processors, both computers are the same. An aside .... what do you guys and gals think of the all in one computers?

Thanks for your help.
 

A:Lenovo C460 and processors? Which one is better?

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I have plugged myn headphones in and they work, but my computer does not acknowledge them so will not add as a new device. Spoke to Lenovo told me to chipset driver, but it still does not work . I have tried uninstalling drivers etc. Does anyone have any ideas

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I just purchased a used c460 and discovered it has an administration passowrd in the bios. How do I go about restoring the bios so I can restore the computer to be able to use it. As of now, all I cand dobos boot from the hd into a windows she'll program.
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:C460 - Bios password reset

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
The simplest solution would be to contact the previous owner, if known, and ask them.
 
Otherwise you could try removing the motherboard battery to clear the CMOS, but that will require a little disassembly.  With the battery removed from the motherboard, press the Power On button for 15 seconds to discharge any residual electrical charge on the motherboard to clear the CMOS which in turn should remove any BIOS passwords..  The link below is for your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual for your reference.....
 
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/desktop_pub/lenovo_c460_hmm_20131107.pdf

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 Hi, I recently updated the X1 yoga 1st gen to the pushed out updates. This laptop, other than the battery life decreasing (expected) has been doing fine. However, after the recently pushed out updates, it stopped recognizing touch and stylus. This maching was fine just prior to the BIOS flash and updates.  I tried to install the new 9/14 touchscreen drivers and it says "Target device not found" (even though it was working immediately prior to updates. (other topics similar to this are not pertinent to this situation) My suspicion is that it is triggered by soft ware - BIOS, but I can't quite roll that back. I would appreciate any help.

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I have an M57p that was unplugged while it was being powered down. Machine won't boot at all. I've got a green light on the power supply. I've taken the board out to refresh, jumpered the power and still this won't boot.At one point the fan on the case momentarily spun up, did this twice but cannot get it to go again. Is it the board or the power supply? I'm in Canada so the parts are as expensive as the unit was (refurb $99 from Staples), so I need to be mindful of what I can find, and afford, on eBay. Lenovo ThinkCentre: MT-M: 6088-W3RBoard: 45C1760 / 87H5128Power Supply: 280W PN41A9703 / 41A9701 Any help is appreciated.

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I have an M57p that was unplugged while it was being powered down. Machine won't boot at all. I've got a green light on the power supply. I've taken the board out to refresh, jumpered the power and still this won't boot.At one point the fan on the case momentarily spun up, did this twice but cannot get it to go again. Is it the board or the power supply? I'm in Canada so the parts are as expensive as the unit was (refurb $99 from Staples), so I need to be mindful of what I can find, and afford, on eBay. Lenovo ThinkCentre: MT-M: 6088-W3RBoard: 45C1760 / 87H5128Power Supply: 280W PN41A9703 / 41A9701 Any help is appreciated.

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Hello, For the last couple weeks my T530 has been nagging me to do a "critical system update" from Lenovo. Today I caved and ran the update. Turns out it was a bios update. After the update it said "Bios update successful" and then my screen went black. My laptop won't boot at all now the screen just stays black, no pre/post screen or anything.  I don't have access to another computer here so I can't make a recovery disk for a week or so. Any ideas on what I can do to try and resurrect this beast?  Ive tried many hard power offs to no avail. 

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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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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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 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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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! 



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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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Hi All, First off thank you for this community it's been incredibly helpful. I think I may have bricked my 100s-14IBR and need some advice. I received this laptop secondhand from a family member and being computer savvy (or at least so I thought) I wanted to make it my own and install Windows 7 Pro on it. So let's get started. Bios SettingsSecure Boot: DisabledBoot Priority: Legacy SupportBoot Priority: Legacy FirstUSB Boot:Enabled - Booting from USB with Windows 7 iso created using Rufus - "MBR partition for scheme UEFI"- File system was FAT32 So I am able to boot from USB, load DISKPART via W7 cmd prompt, clean the HDD, convert to MBR from GPT, wipe all partitions clean, format them into one partition (instead of the original four), and install Windows 7 (although painstaking slow). Immediately upon first boot I get BSOD and following that I begin bootlooping in to the Windows Advanced Options menu giving me the option to boot into Safe Mode, Last Known Good Configuration, etc. Safe Mode Fails, Start Windows Normally Fails, and Last Known Good Configuration takes me back to the BSOD. So, I threw up my hands and decided to re-install Windows 10. However, now the system doesn't act like it wants to boot to Windows 10 from USB stick. I simply keep geeting a boot loop into Windows Advanced Options Menu. Have I bricked my device? I can still enter the BIOS and the Boot Menu via the Novo button. However, n... 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 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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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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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....

and

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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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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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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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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Well I mistakenly decided to try updating the BIOS on the Stick 300 before I was going to try slapping x64 Windows 10 on there.....and it bricked spectacularly, using the EFI USB method.  Found these forums and I have the same behavior as others, blue light on for a bit, flash flash activity on attached usb memory stick, blue light off, and it repeats, zero HDMI output to the monitor at any point. I cannot find a way to ask Lenovo about a repair option.  I would like to talk or email someone about sending it in to be addressed for a certain price type of deal. It is out of warranty, which I find strange that the warranty is so short on this product, and that seems to make it about impossible to contact support. Anyone know of a way to get their attention to get replies?

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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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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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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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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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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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Running Windows 10.  TYPE 20AV-CTO1WW After having performed the Lenovo update (as advised by the software, done this many times before) the laptop is now in a state in which it will continually restart, with the message "Configuration changed - restart the system" shown during the cycle. I have tried to break this cycle by pressing various keys, but no luck there.  I then removed the main battery, AC power, and CMOS battery, and all this did was add the warning "0271: Real Time Clock Error - Check Date and Time Settings" to the above message.  It won't boot from a recovery USB drive I made months ago for this computer. Long story short, a Lenovo update bricked my computer.  It was working just fine before the update, and now it's a doorstop.  I've seen that this error has plagued many ThinkPad owners, and the usual excuse is a motherboard problem.  I really don't see how that's the issue. Anyone got anything?

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I?ve been nearly 2 months without my laptop and have absolutely no idea what to do. Mid-July, I sent in my $3000 Yoga 920 for a repair on some minor hardware issues (speakers garbled, fingerprint scanner not working). Since this is my work PC, I asked for a turn around time from support and they quoted me 9 days. What a sick joke ? I finally received the laptop 35 days later from support, and it was missing the AC adapter I sent in with it. After finding a spare to charge the machine, I turned the computer on to find that the hard drive had been completely wiped and there was no boot device available! After spending hours on the phone with incompetent customer service reps, I was told the case had been escalated to a Customer Care Manager (case no. 03774804, Rep was Jason). They emailed me on Aug 16th saying that they were going to process a complete replacement of the unit once I provided some additional information. Flash forward a month, and I?ve sent 4 emails and called the rep directly twice and have heard ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BACK. Calls into the only customer service line I can find so absolutely nothing, as the reps (not based in the US, obviously), simply tell me that the case has been escalated to the highest level and that my rep will be in touch (they have obviously not). I have literally no idea what to do now, and am hoping someone from Lenovo with a brain will read this and offer some assistance. At this point, I want my m... Read more

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