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My Ideapad 310-15IAP 80TT00B7RK was bricked by BIOS Update (Redstone 2).

Q: My Ideapad 310-15IAP 80TT00B7RK was bricked by BIOS Update (Redstone 2).

Hello, I am downloading Redstone Bios update for my laptop 2NCN41WW and when first attempt UEFI flashind the InsydeH2O EFI flasher return "Secure Flash. Error: Firmware update failed!!!". However I am trying the second attempt to flash UEFI with Legacy support boot mode and the InsydeH2O flasher update UEFI succsess. But after reboot laptop didn't boot. How I can unbrick my laptop? Crisis mode?

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Preferred Solution: My Ideapad 310-15IAP 80TT00B7RK was bricked by BIOS Update (Redstone 2).

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I have had a Lenovo Ideapad 100s about three weeks. I may have solved the space bar problem some of these have by bending the pin-like bar under it so contact is better, but it now has a more serious problem. The failed update to Windows 10 version 1511 has bricked the machine, presumably something to do with how it did not have space to perform the update. Seemingly it never could have enough space, even if complete wiped of personal data. The BIOS to the laptop, or at least mine, seems almost completely disabled. I've read of people installing a Linux distribution with some degree of success which would entail being able to boot from a USB device. I have been unable to boot from a USB drive. I am about to try booting from a USB DVD drive but I suspect this too will be blocked. It seems very strange that these laptops have a BIOS in different states of useability. The useful options in the BIOS seem blocked - the arrow keys cannot switch to them. Is it possible to flash the BIOS to get an unblocked one? Lenovo seem to have prevented computer literate people from putting right things which presumably their service centres will end up having to do in the very near future. IS there some arcane procedure I can use to fully enable this BIOS? Or at the very least get back the ability to boot from a USB DVD drive? Reinstalling Windows from a DVD would be simple enough then. (Is there any reason it has 32 bit Windows? Can a 64 bit iso be used and still activated if re... Read more

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I have had a Lenovo Ideapad 100s about three weeks. I may have solved the space bar problem some of these have by bending the pin-like bar under it so contact is better, but it now has a more serious problem. The failed update to Windows 10 version 1511 has bricked the machine, presumably something to do with how it did not have space to perform the update. Seemingly it never could have enough space, even if complete wiped of personal data. The BIOS to the laptop, or at least mine, seems almost completely disabled. I've read of people installing a Linux distribution with some degree of success which would entail being able to boot from a USB device. I have been unable to boot from a USB drive. I am about to try booting from a USB DVD drive but I suspect this too will be blocked. It seems very strange that these laptops have a BIOS in different states of useability. The useful options in the BIOS seem blocked - the arrow keys cannot switch to them. Is it possible to flash the BIOS to get an unblocked one? Lenovo seem to have prevented computer literate people from putting right things which presumably their service centres will end up having to do in the very near future. IS there some arcane procedure I can use to fully enable this BIOS? Or at the very least get back the ability to boot from a USB DVD drive? Reinstalling Windows from a DVD would be simple enough then. (Is there any reason it has 32 bit Windows? Can a 64 bit iso be used and still activated if re... Read more

A:Ideapad 100S bricked by Windows update [Solved]

Attempting to boot from usb dvd drive I get: System doesn't have any CD/DVD boot option. Please select other boot option in Boot Manager view. ...Basically the same as for usb pendrive. I once had the back of this laptop off to see if ram can be added - can anything be done for my current issue there? (The ram and emc drive are not visible, presumably they're under the keyboard.) Any stabs in the dark even? I'll try guesses and 12 people have read this. The Lenovo phone line is expensive. Thanks.

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Information about the product
 
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A:Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IAP Information?

Hello Arkblonde01, welcome to the Community,
 
You might like to be a little more specific as to the type of information you are looking for?  A good place to start is always the PSREF site; here's the page relevant to the 320;http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/ideapad%20320%20(15_),%20320%20(15_%20Touch...

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

A:BIOS Update Bricked

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi all.

Just received my new Precision 7520. Proceed to install a fresh copy of Windows 10 with no problems. Then update system fom Windows update with no problems, but the updtae bios from Dell downloads to the new version 1.1.2 and now the laptop doesn't boot.
If I press power button, it lits but system doesn't boot, and after several seconds it power off itself. No Dell logo on screen, nothing.
I've unplugged/plugged again CMOS battery to reset BIOS defaults but the problem persist. Any suggestions?

Just 30 minutes with this laptop and now I have a brick.

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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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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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Downloaded the 1ECN33WW(V5.07x64).exe file directly from the Y550 driver page and proceeded to run the installation-this froze my computer.  Upon reboot, I am left with a completely black screen and suspect that the BIOS is corrupted. Doing some research, I see that many people have experienced this problem.  In short, I need the bios.wph file to run the recovery on this page: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-U-and-S-Series-Notebooks/LENOVO-BIOS-RECOVERY/td-p/332989 Please advise.  

A:Bricked Y550 installing BIOS update

I have tried to discharge static, replacing with a different HDD, and reinstalling the RAM.Froze on this screen: 

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The firmware update proceeded as expected.  All programs were shut down.  Power plugged in.  Blue bar went all the way across.  It informed me that it would now reboot.  Screen went to shut-down type background and then black as it usually does when booting.  Then it doesn't boot.  Nothing on the screen.  Fan is runnning. Power light and amber light on the f12 key are on.  Left it sit that way for 10 minutes, just in case.  Won't respond to ctrl-alt-del or power button.  Had to hold down the power button to turn off.  Won't respond to any function keys held down during boot.

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Hello Today y made a BIOS Update in windows 7 (64) from 3.06 to 3.90.The Update Process freeze at end  and only Power Cycle possible (Waited 15min.) Now when power Up only noise from Fan and Black Screen.CD rom blink  (like he search somthing) Called HP Support... and what Surprise... Support ended 1 month before... I asked for Help in Bios Crisis Recovery procedure...And the nice woman told me that only can buy a New Motherboard. Can anybody Help Me Please ? Is there really no recovery procedure ? Please ? 

A:Z820 Bricked Bios after Firmware update

Hi: If you run the BIOS file again (on another PC), the intruction page opens and you can try this...I'd burn the DOS based flash files on a CD, since the DVD drive may be looking for a CD to recover from, but according to the instructions below, you can use a USB flash drive (formatted in the FTA 32 files system, not NTFS). Just put the files inside the folder on the CD, not the folder. Fail-safe BootBlock Recovery ModeHP Workstations include 64 KB of write-protected boot block ROM that provides a way to recover from a failed update of the system BIOS ROM, for instance in the event of a power loss.  Fail-safe BootBlock Recovery Mode will detect that the BIOS is unusable and boot the workstation in a recovery mode and search the root folder of any FAT/FAT32 file system on any USB media source (hard drive, flash drive, etc.) for a compatible binary image. The binary (.bin) file in the DOS Flash folder should be copied to the root of the desired storage device, and the system powered on. Once the binary image is located, the BIOS recovery process will be attempted. The automatic recovery will continue until the BIOS is successfully updated or restored.    

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Hi everyoneA update to my bios rendered my brand new laptop unusable so my bios data now is corrupted.I had previous worked bios version 1.14 then i installed the latest bios update v1.15a using bios update option through ethernet cableThen my laptop now blinks caps lock 8 time then i hit esc+arrowup+arrowdown then it blinks 2 times which means it cannot get a recovery bios image.I also tried hard reset or usb + win+b but it's not working.I also have to mention that i deleted HP_TOOLS partiotion before this happen. I tried to make the recovery usb but it's not loading it i see no led bilnk on usb stick so no usb activity. I also see a short blink of a hdd drive led when i push the power button before i see the two blinks. I don't know if this is kid of a sign for init of the  HP Sure Start Embedded Controller (EC) or it really tries to read the ssdI read all about surestart technology which resides inside EC flash chip.However since my EC chip is still working. I assume that usb recovery is broken or missing from EC firmware and since i deleted my recovery partition from my ssd drive i assume maybe EC is still looking for some files on the ssd? Am i right? I'm also asking this because i already read on other threads that after people see 2 caps blinks and win+b not working they usually end replacing the laptop's mainboard on warranty. I also called HP in my country and they told me the same. So since SureStart handles such a thing NOT for this to happ... Read more

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My sister asked me to update her laptop (Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-16N; Part number PSC0ME-01S00SEN) from Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) to Windows 8 (64-bit).
So I did.

Then I went to Toshiba's UK website to check if there were any drivers I needed to install for Windows 8. The only one was a BIOS update (to BIOS v1.70). I have no idea what the previous BIOS version number was.

So I run the update application within Windows 8. Phoenix Technologies WinPhlash starts and then halfway through the update, the whole thing freezes.

The trackpad wouldn't move the cursor or anything. I had no option but to unplug the laptop from the wall and remove the battery. The laptop is not under warranty.

Of course, now it won't turn on. It beeps once when I press the power button, but the system doesn't turn on. A couple of minutes later, it sounds one long beep then two short beeps. It then keeps repeating this "one long beep, two short beeps" sequence every couple of minutes.

I have Googled and read website after blog after forum post, but nothing works. The links to the software suggested on these websites/blogs/forums are usually dead, so I cannot try what they suggest.

The most common solution is the Phoenix Crisis Recovery Tool. I have managed to download v1.0.0.4 which is supposed to enable me to make a bootable USB key. The version of this tool that I have downloaded is meant to be for a Lenovo ThinkPad X200. I have the correct BIOS.rom for the Satelli... Read more

A:Satellite Pro C660 bricked by BIOS update that failed

Take a look into this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=59637

Maybe the last comment from user *gansell1980* could help you.
Otherwise you need help from Toshiba authorized service provider in case to reflash the BIOS ROM module.

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hi please i need a bios recovery for my acer aspire 5920g bricked after bad flashmy laptop wont boot anymore  i did not find a way to reflash it under dosif u hava any solution please help sorry for myd englishSpoiler (Highlight to read)  

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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, 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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Hi, I bricked my laptop but have gotten far enough to short the pins, remove the CMOS battery, and disconnect the system's battery - downloaded the old BIOS and extracted it to a FAT 32 USB drive, but I can't find the right key combo to get the laptop to boot into a BIOS recovery state. Any help at this point would be great - it's under waranty and Alienware is sending me a new one, but I leave the country really soon and have nothing better to fixate on. Thanks in advance,

A:Bricked my 13r3 Kaby Lake via BIOS update

I found something that might help you.  Try this page and see if it can help you. 

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Hi -- on an Inspiron 15R 5521, on Widows 8, I wanted to do a reinstallation of Windows. Ran into difficulty getting that to work, so went to Drivers & Downloads. It suggested a Bios update. I downloaded and ran it. It said the current BIOS version was A06 and it would update to A14. It got 25% of the way into the Update, and failed.I left it on for a few hours in the stupid, vain hope it would somehow spring back to life by itself. Eventually disconnected power, removed the battery, reinstalled both and tried to reboot. No boot, nothing on the screen. From what I can find, this model does not support BIOS recovery. Is there some other way to re-update the BIOS? This is extremely frustrating -- I was just trying to go back to a clean OS install before selling it -- now Dell's software has provided me with an unsellable brick!

A:Inspiron 5521 BIOS update failed; laptop bricked?

Hi zlsmith,
Do you feel the fan spinning? Can you try to boot into BIOS <F2> or diagnostics <F12>?
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address, so that we can check on this for you.

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Hi,
I have Lenovo Ideapad 300-15ISK type/model 80Q700DRSC.
I want to update BIOS, so I downloaded D5CN47WW. In text file it is written that this is BIOS for my computer.
Everything seems fine but when I execute BIOS exe file it says that this is BIOS for Lenovo Paris 300 notebook!
What Paris now? I tried to google but only can find Paris in France.
I am user of Lenovo notebooks for many years (from IBM ThinkPads to this days) but when txt Readme file said
this is update for your computer, it was! This is confusing for me so I cancelled update.
Can anybody explain this mistery?
Thanks in advance
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 
 

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i have a lenovo ideapad s206 notebook. it contains slic table but version of slic is unknown. i want to add slic 2.1 into my notebook bios? please tell me the method and utility for this purpose? thank you

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Hi, I've had an ideaPad 500s-14ISK for about 8 months now.About a month after I got it, it had a problem where in the middle of working, the screen turned grey, the computer became unresponsive (the backlight was still working) and the only option was to force it to restart.At first I didn't pay attention to it, as it happened about once in 2 weeks, but recently it got much worse, going unresponsive at least once in an hour, sometimes 2 or 3.I decided to try and install some driver updates to try and solve it. Display drivers didn't work, so I tried Power Management also (including the one which came out very recently) without success.2 days ago (my Friday evening) I decided to try a BIOS update, as nothing else more recent worked. I downloaded the update from the "Downloads" section on the Lenovo website, followed the exact instructions on the update and the txt file that came with it. The update started the BIOS flashing process, and guess what? Screen went grey and unresponsive.I waited for some time to see if something might happen, but nothing. I turned it off, and with that the BIOS went bad. Now it is totally bricked, it does try to accept USB when I turn it on with Fn+R+Power though.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi all,

yesterday we we got an additional basic mini PC for use in the lounge tv via eBay. Started setting it up etc. I noted the Windows 10 version on it was so old that it actually updated to the TH1 10586 last night. After a few added cumulative updates etc it was done and said it was upto date. So it stopped short of offering the new anniversary / redstone update. Presume this is because 30 days haven't elapsed since the last major update ie. Yesterday? I'm happy to wait for Windows update to crank into gear after elapsed period but just wanted to check that was the case

cheers,
Wayne

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Hello everyone, can someone help me? Recently I bought Lenovo IdeaPad E31-70. It has a SSD drive, but when I enter BIOS it is not detected and I can't install any OS. I was looking for a BIOS update, but there is only .exe file for Windows. Is there any solution? EDIT: My bios version AFCN21WW(V1.08)

A:BIOS update - IdeaPad E31-70

Hi Karras,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Please click here for latest BIOS & check if still issue persist (AFCN29WW (V2.01))
 
I hope the above information helps.
 
Regards,
Shashi
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped. If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hi,I have Lenovo Ideapad 300-15ISK type/model 80Q700DRSC.I want to update BIOS, so I downloaded D5CN47WW. In text file it is written that this is BIOS for my computer.Everything seems fine but when I execute BIOS exe file it says that this is BIOS for Lenovo Paris 300 notebook!What Paris now? I tried to google but only can find Paris in France.I am user of Lenovo notebooks for many years (from IBM ThinkPads to this days) but when txt Readme file saidthis is update for your computer, it was! This is confusing for me so I cancelled update.Can anybody explain this mistery?Thanks in advance 

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bios update 3JCN26WW (14.03.2017) for ideapad 310 ends with "Mount the EFI System Partition fail", please i need a solution ASAP .

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Dear Community ! I have failed to update the BIOS. Please help me to solve this problem Thank you in advance ! Tamas 

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My machine tried to do a system update and all went well except for the bios update. Idea BIOS Update-10[64]-V.1.47.  The update failed and I got a message that said This BIOS is only for the Lenovo Paris do you want to go ahead and install?  Any ideas?

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I am told via the Lenovo Companion application that there is a BIOS update available for my Ideapad. However, when I go to download it, I get the following screen:Since mine is NOT a Touch-enabled laptop, can I still install this BIOS update?Thanks,Anna McCullough

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hi.I 've downloaded bios update from this site and update but this update make problem for me .... my laptop Esc key not working anywhere. in game not working.. in bios setting not working .. in bot menu not working... please help for downgrade or new version of bios 

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Hello, I just bought the Ideapad 300 and I went to the Lenovo website to check if there is anything to be updated. I saw the Bios Update and wanted to update but I get the error after the reboot and it doesn't update. In Windows 10 everything looks fine. Is there anything I can do to fix thix?

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I cant update my Bios , kindly check my attached pic for error .


























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Greetings and thank you for reading, concerning my personal Ideapad 700 15isk laptop with specs:TYPE: 80RUSERIAL#:R90L6FW1CPU: i7 6700hq 2.60GHz quad coreRAM: 8GbVRam: Nvidia GTX950m 4Gb and intel HD530BIOS: E5CN56WWAntivirus: Eset anti virus 9Ever since I installed the latest BIOS update I've been having weird slow down issues and general perfomance problems. One of the most annoying big/impossible to experience fps drops in all games. I can confirm the fps drops are not caused by any of the drivers, Intel or Nvidia's, I've reinstalled and completely renewed both drivers, no changes.Particular examples:-chrome starts fine, horrible slowing down after a few minutes-Civilization 6: went from 40~60 fps to 10~20 fps (unplayable)-World of Warcraft:Legion from 50~80fps to 20~40fps (spikes up to 60)-MS Visual Studio 2015 extremely long loading and start up times, frequent crashes, freezes and debug applications running horribly on this computer, that run fine on my older Lenovo laptop from 4 years ago!What I've tried:-Reinstalling the BIOS, did nothing-Reinstalling video drivers, did nothing (both NVidia and Intel)-Reinstalling most of the drivers including audio, chipset, ... No fix-Completely reinstalled Windows 10 from recovery, fixed nothing-Hardware scan via Lenovo companion: No problems found What I would prefer is a previous version of the BIOS if possible, installing that again to see if that fixes my problem, I know I had a BIOS version from b... Read more

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Hello everybody.firsly sorry for my bad englishI have ideapad 700. i use this machine with win7 for 3 months succesfully.today I noticed that I not setup bios update. i download win7 bios update tool from lenovo drivers page for my computer. after update my bios is gone. and on startup i see only boot menu. i select my harddisk for boot but nothing happens.I realized that i need a bootable bios cd for fix my bios. but i didn't find it on lenovo's website..please please anyone help me for this issue. i need this pc for my school project ( as soon as possible. ) also if i press esc on startup i see this screen (image on attaced)please help me. thanks every body











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A:ideapad 700 - Stuck after bios update E5CN51WW ...

I find the solition and i want to write here for other customersI was able to enter bios, after bios update hothey function is come back. because i was supposed to do press Fn + F2 key on startup for enter bios. after enter the bios. i did following1: goto Configration tab  and hotkey mode set to disabled ( optional )2: goto Boot tab andBoot Mode set to Legacy SupportBoot Priority Legacy Firstalso Under Boot priority, i move the harddisk situated my windows , to first line ( 1. position )after this changes i goto Exit tab and select "Exit Saving Changes" and select Yes.after these operation i saw Lenovo logo and windows startpup logo and i was happy . but i try update bios because my computer make lag periodicly.  ( only when  apps to use graphics card ) etc: games or IDE'si will try now if bios update fix this lag problem, i will message here for result.

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 Secure flash taalking about formware update failed.  My version is D5C46WW. New version is D5C47WW. An error you can see in attached screnshots. How can I update a BIOS before MacOS 10.12.2 Installation?

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Hey,I just tried to update the BIOS on my Ideapad as it was somewhat out-of-date and was having some issues, however, once I performed this update my BIOS seems to be gone...Whenever I boot now I'm presented with white text asking for media. I've attempted to use a USB with a Windows 10 installer on it, but nothing. Any help would be great, as this laptop is extremely important for my Uni work.

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How can I tell if this update is for my laptop? A message popped up saying I have a critical update and then this message says it is only for these models. Is it safe to say if I get this message then my laptop is one of these models? I can't find specifics within my computer to show if I have these models. I know I have a ideapad flex 4, but beyond that I don't know.

A:Bios update only for IdeaPad 510S-14 ISK/Yoga 510-...

browsing Amazon I believe this is my laptop Lenovo Flex 4 - 2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet 15.6" Full HD Touchscreen Display (Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10) 80SB0004US Still, no idea on if this bios update applies

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