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p40 Yoga won't turn on after BIOS update

Q: p40 Yoga won't turn on after BIOS update

I got a notice on my laptop saying there was a critical update, so I clicked ok go ahead with it. Now that this problem has occurred and I've been hunting for a solution I see that people generally warn against doing BIOS updates. Unfortunately I didn't know about that and was just naively letting the laptop go ahead with whatever updates it wanted. Too late now. My laptop shut itself down like it was going to restart, when I looked back over ten minutes later it was still sitting with a black screen and LED light on. Unresponsive to anything. It's been two hours now. To make matter worse, I'm trying to contact Lenovo customer support and keep getting a "document not found" page error when I try to get to the contact information on Lenovo's website. This forum is apparently the only thing I can access. So.. any advice? I'm in a complete panic here as I heavily depend on that laptop for a number of things and having it not work puts me in a really bad situation.

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I got a notice on my laptop saying there was a critical update, so I clicked ok go ahead with it. Now that this problem has occurred and I've been hunting for a solution I see that people generally warn against doing BIOS updates. Unfortunately I didn't know about that and was just naively letting the laptop go ahead with whatever updates it wanted. Too late now. My laptop shut itself down like it was going to restart, when I looked back over ten minutes later it was still sitting with a black screen and LED light on. Unresponsive to anything. It's been two hours now.  To make matter worse, I'm trying to contact Lenovo customer support and keep getting a "document not found" page error when I try to get to the contact information on Lenovo's website. This forum is apparently the only thing I can access. So.. any advice? I'm in a complete panic here as I heavily depend on that laptop for a number of things and having it not work puts me in a really bad situation.

A:p40 Yoga won't turn on after BIOS update

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I got a notice on my laptop saying there was a critical update, so I clicked ok go ahead with it. Now that this problem has occurred and I've been hunting for a solution I see that people generally warn against doing BIOS updates. Unfortunately I didn't know about that and was just naively letting the laptop go ahead with whatever updates it wanted. Too late now. My laptop shut itself down like it was going to restart, when I looked back over ten minutes later it was still sitting with a black screen and LED light on. Unresponsive to anything. It's been two hours now.  To make matter worse, I'm trying to contact Lenovo customer support and keep getting a "document not found" page error when I try to get to the contact information on Lenovo's website. This forum is apparently the only thing I can access. So.. any advice? I'm in a complete panic here as I heavily depend on that laptop for a number of things and having it not work puts me in a really bad situation.

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I just recently bought the YOGA 710-15IKB and after I got it which was on 1/27/17, I went to the product support page and downloaded all of the updated drivers and the BIOS update. I did everything as it was supposed to be done and now out of nowhere the Screen will not turn on, I can turn it on, the keyboard lights up, it seems to charge just fine but the screen just stays black, anybody have any ideas on how to possibly troubleshoot this, or what could have caused this?

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After last BIOS update I can't turn on my keyboard backlit. There's no such option in Lenovo Vantage, pressing Fn+Spacebar not working anymore.

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I updated the bios of my yoga 510 using lenovo driver utility application which I downloaded from lenovo website. During the bios update installation it took 3hrs but it was not yet completed and unresponsive. I pressed the power button for 10s and it shut down, I tried to restart it but it wont turn on. Anyone please help. Thanks

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I'm a new owner of a Flex 4-1570 Ideapad. I have a critical update awaiting install, however the window popup says it is for the YOGA not the Flex. Thus, I have not installed it. My question is, should I install it? If not, how do I turn the notification off? Thanks! 

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Title says it all. Think I will stay with Modern Standby though as it seems to be working fine by now. Ciao, Han

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Hello I have SSD Samsung SSD 960 EVO. I just updated my bios (May 2018 BIOS Update), but this BIOS Setting has been reset by default after update and i can't boot my Windows 10 cause of BIOS Update after i changing my BIOS option to AHCI. Right now, i got August 2018 BIOS Update for Yoga 520. How i can update my bios on Lenovo Yoga 520 without losing my BIOS Setting?  Sorry for bad English. Thanks.

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A few days ago, my 9470m Ultrabook automatically updated its BIOS. This was fine, as it has updated its BIOS before in the past. I went to do some things while it updated, and when I came back, the laptop had turned off. The charge light (the lightning bolt light on the edge of the laptop) was blinking white and amber and did not turn on when I pressed the power button. When I took off the battery, the light stopped blinking, and when I put the battery back in, the light began to blink again, but the laptop still would not turn back on when I pressed the power button. I've tried taking off the battery and plugging in the AC only, but still the light would just blink and the laptop would not turn on when I pressed the power button. I do not know what is wrong. The laptop had been working flawlessly until the BIOS update. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks to any support. -Daniel

A:Laptop won't turn on after BIOS update

Hi, At first, please try a Hard Reset as follows. Performing a hard resetDisconnect all peripheral devices and remove all USB devices and SD media cards.Disconnect the AC power adapter, remove the battery and then press and hold the power button for at least 15 seconds to drain all residual power and restore default startup settings.Reconnect the AC power adapter (but do not insert the battery), press the Power button, look for glowing Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) near the caps lock and num lock keys, and listen for sounds of a fan or other moving parts turning.If the computer starts normally after performing a hard reset, you are done troubleshooting. When the Notebook restarts keep tapping the f10 key to enter the bios menu.  Press f5 to load the defaults (this is sometimes f9, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. I am waiting to hear back from you. !------------------- Please click the KUDOS star on the left to say 'Thanks'. Please mark 'Accept as Solution' if it answers/solves your problem. Thank you-----------------------------------------------------------------!I am an HP Employee.

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After the bios update was finished, it requires to restart but it wont turn on again after restart. The light when put charger in also wont turn on.Any solutions will be appreciated. Thank You

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I was having trouble woth my wifi adapter so did a scan for updates need per hp assistant did the first update and now my computer won't turn on. It sounds like it is but the screen is black
 

A:Bios update bow computer wont turn on

Hi Brrlrcr97, and welcome to TSG.

Exactly what do you mean by "won't turn on"? Do you press the power button, it makes some sounds, and then completely shuts off?

Are we safe to assume it is an H-P/Compaq brand computer? If so, please give us the full model number of it (not just the model series).
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 20 3052 series.  Downloaded the BIOS update today and now can no longer turn the computer on.  I press power and it makes a little "wrrrrr" sound, then nothing
Ive had this computer less then 6 months, and the warranty is already expired it appears.  Any help would be appreciated
thanks

A:BIOS update- can no longer turn on desktop

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The solution for a failed, or corrupt BIOS flash, is usually to replace the motherboard.For more information, read the following:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/20012309/20997119#20997119
Bev.

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When will the bios update for the fan issue on the yoga 910 be released?   

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My laptop prompted to have the bios update. I did all of the prompts and now it's just a blank screen and when I press the power button,it beeps. It's been an hour,so how long does this update last?

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Hello, did anybody manage to download this bios update (B8CN32WW(V2.10))?http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Yoga-Series/Yoga-3-1170/downloads/DS10...It looks like the file is missing; at least I cannot download anything.  













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A:Yoga 3-11 bios update

I noticed this too. At first when I tried to download it, I got the error message "file not found". Now I get"An error occurred while processing your request.Reference #132.26781bb8.1452343023.441e42" The changelog also is very strange. It just contains [Modified]Rename to v2.10.I would like to see a bios update that would finally fix the reclocking issue with my Yoga 3 11. Even with 2.09 bios I'm still stuck at 800 MHz sometimes.

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Will a bios update to address Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities ever be released for the pad in subject? The processor is in the list of the CPU affected and it seems that Intel has already released a microcode update for it.

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lenovo vantage states i need a bios update when doing the update - it states update failed to download and install. all other updates work. where do i get the latest bios from? losing confidence in this product fast.  thanks  

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I am trying to update my yoga 710 to the latest bios update. When trying to update I get the "Mount the EFI system partition fail" Has anyone come across this?  Please help Thanks.

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An update appeared today to address the Spectre vulnerability.  It is not yet picked up by System Update or Lenovo Vantage, but it can be installed directly.
 
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...
 
I am not telling you to update but I applied it to my machine.  It installed without issue and I am running it right now.
 

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Hello everyone  This morning I've updated my BIOS (MIIX 310cWindow 10) after telling BIOS update failed It won't turn on, I push power Button nothings to happen, screen stay dark! The battery is fine! please help me!   

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After restarting my Yoga 500-15ISK (win10 64bit) came black screen with text - Phoenix SCT flash for shell v2.33.0.0 build 150904and accomplished with the automatic bios update. Where can I find some informations about bios version changes, what is new, what is fixed? 

A:YOGA 500 - automatic BIOS update

Good to see that I am not the only one.It appears that this update was forced by windows update. Check on update history:Lenovo Ltd. driver update for Lenovo System Firware V 001Even the word firmware is mispelled. Should microsoft force bios updates like that???On "more info", there is no information at the moment... 1)Can anyone notice any changes until we have a changelog?2)On system information bios reports:BIOS Version/Date LENOVO D3CN27WW, 28/10/2015SMBIOS Version 2.8Embedded Controller Version 1.23 So basically what were the previous versions? Does anyone have this information before getting the update?

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Yoga 710-111sk , got a message 2 weeks or so ago that a new bios was available so I flashed to ver. oucn25ww and seems like ever since there are tons of instances of things in task manager, web pages won't load/take forever to load because cpu @ 100%   ( i see the bios update was released 5/2018  - wonder why i just saw it on 11/30/2018?? ). did not relly have issues so maybe should not have flashed and should undo? there also was a windows security update around the same time i flashed..................

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I replaced the motherboard in my Lenovo Yoga Series 900, updated the BIOS, but the Product ID and Serial Number needs to be updated in the BIOS.   On this model, how can I update this information.  Everything works fine, but I would like to run the update utility, and it always fails because of this missing information.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:How to update MTM in BIOS of YOGA 900 13ISK2

Welcome to the forum.
 
It sounds like you replaced the motherboard yourself. The MTM and serial can only be updated by authorized Lenovo service centers. They are the only ones who have the necessary software to do this.

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I've just purchased my Thinkpad P40 Yoga 10 days ago (win 10 pro,CPU 2.6, RAM 8G, GPU Nvidia Geforce). Last night I just updated the BIOS (Because of  a message from Lenovo solution center app). After restart nothing than a black screen and the keyboard lighting up, also fan were still runing.I tried to connected a external monitor to see the desktop, but it seems there is no signal from the laptop.Is anybody here who had the same issue?Thanks in advance  

A:Bios failed update p40 yoga

Sorry to hear. I got my P40 four days ago and I upgraded the BIOS I think twice per Lenovo Center app), any chance you remember the BIOS version you were upgrading to?

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I receive error when update bios on my 920"Silicon ID of file (1F0011AF) doesn't match the device(0). Stopping update"
 
Moderator note:  off-topic post moved to its own thread.  Subject edited to match content.  Was:  Re: Yoga 920 USB C to HDMI not working

A:Yoga 920: BIOS update error

is this update https://support.lenovo.com/it/it/downloads/ds501972

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Hi, Can someone help me. I have the Thinkpad Yoga 460 and I tried to update the BIOS using the BIOS Update Utility on the Lenovo website but it took way too long so I decided to restart the laptop. But now it won't boot up, it only beeps 5 times continued by another 5 times, and then nothing. I looked it up online and tried clearing the CMOS but no luck. Is there any way to fix this? Thank you.

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I have tried to update the Bios to solve the loud noise problem on my yoga 910. But after I downloaded the latest Bios (you can get it from here), I can't run it. it said "the version of ROM file is not newer than that of the bios".. what does it mean, how I can solve the loud noise of Yoga 910?

























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Hello,today I updated my BIOS to v.1.72.1.27. Since then I was not able to go into BIOS.When I try (Enter to interrupt startup and then F1) to acces BIOS.I see a blinking courser for 2-3 times before the screen goes completly black and does nothing anymore. I waited up to 10 minutes for the BIOS to show up but nothing happened.Does anyone has the same problem or a workaround? OS Used: Win10 1803 Home (64bit)

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An update appeared today to address the Spectre vulnerability.  It is not yet picked up by System Update or Lenovo Vantage, but it can be installed directly.
 
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...
 
I am not telling you to update but I applied it to my machine.  It installed without issue and I am running it right now.
 

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Hi, I bought a Lenovo Yoga 330 and it recently is reporting that a new BIOS is available on the pcsupport.lenovo.com website. When I run the update it says it's for the Yoga 330 but after a few more screens it says it's only for the Lenovo Ideapad S130-11IGM/14IGM.Since installing the wrong BIOS could make an expensive paperweight out of my machine, can someone please confirm it is safe to install this update?     

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Trying to update the Bios, the laptop crashed in the middle.So now I just have a black screen, led lights, but the system don't boot. The Bios is unreacheable too. I press the Novo Buttom and nothing happens.I have read in this Forum that I need to create a bootable cd with the iso image of the Bios, to try to save my laptop. But I couldnīt find the "BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows" for a Yoga 3. Just find this: http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS101338 but this file is not bootable.Does someone find a solution? Is it possible to contact Lenovo in order to send me a bootable version of the Bios? Regards, Alejandro

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I have a ThinkPad Yoga X1 first gen (20FQ) from which I am removing the Windows partition as I use it exclusively with Kubuntu, and I'd like to reclaim the space. The only things that I can't quite figure out how to do without Windows are Firmware or BIOS updates. Are there standalone, bootable programs for this? Thanks!













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A:X1 Yoga BIOS Update without Windows?

Bootable CD:
https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1fur34w.iso
 
Connect through a powered hub as compact laptops often don't supply aenough power for reliable operation of most optical drives.

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HelloI want to update the BIOS of my Yoga 500-15IBD and downloaded the latest version from Lenovo support site.Last BIOS version comes with a txt file where I can read:Support models     S41-70, U41-70,                   Flex 3-1570, Yoga 500-15IBD, Yoga 500-15IHW,                   Flex 3-1470, Yoga 500-14IBD, Yoga 500-14IHWBut when I execute the exe file (bdcn60ww.exe), I get:I am a bit confused... Is this BIOS really for my Yoga 500-15IBD? Is there any risk if I try to install it anyway?Thank you

A:BIOS update on Yoga 500-15IBD

Hi, I do this update because i seen my product in this page (https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/bdcn61ww.txt) but it's not a good idea. Now my computer boot is much slower and i don't know the how-to to downgrade. part of  : https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/bdcn61ww.txt -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Updated Date 2015/08/18
Software name BDCN61WW
Support models S41-70, U41-70,
Flex 3-1570, Yoga 500-15IBD, Yoga 500-15IHW,
Flex 3-1470, Yoga 500-14IBD, Yoga 500-14IHW
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 10 32/64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8.1 32/64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8 32/64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 32/64-bit
Note:
Refer to marketing materials to find out what computer models support which Operating Systems.
Version 61
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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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I tried to install a BIOS update for my laptop through Lenovo Vantage. The system restarted but the screen froze (see attached picture). Both the touchpad and keyboard do not work. I tried holding down the power button but that did not work either. Also, the fan has been running quite loudly for 4 hours. The laptop is only 5 days old.

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I´m using the WD15 180W USB-C DisplayPort with Lenovo Yoga 910 and everything works fine, except for the BIOS update...
I´m having the same error everytime I try to update (version 1.0.0.8).
Any help?

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Hello,I have problem with BIOs update 10 for yoga-520-14ikb. Every time when i go on automatic driver download on lenovo pages, then i get msg "We are encountering some technical issues, please try again."How can update my software? Thank you! 

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