02-08-2011 01:24 PM
Excuse me for my bad english (if so).
I have updated BIOS from V34 up to V37 and got a "piece of metal" --- laptop simply doesn't boot, no POST, no Lenovo logo, etc. I know that this is BIOS boot failure --- something went wrong during update/flashing and I got "bad" BIOS.
I've searched forum/knowledge base/sites/etc and got nothing --- there are no working instructions: WINCRIS-flash and similar solutions for Phoenix BIOS doesn't work (Fn+R, Fn+F, Fn+B, Fn+ESC, Win+R, Win+F, Win+ESC...).
Is there somebody who had really solved this problem via BIOS critical recovery (minidos+bios.wph+phlash16...)?
Is there ANY solution? And, please, give no answers like "contact support" or something like this --- I want to manually try to fix BIOS before go to the service: maybe someone saves time and money and can give a working solution or so...
Model S10-3l --- N455, 1GiB RAM, 160GiB HDD, GMA3150... ; prod in 2010 ; Phoeix old BIOS v34 (2ACN34WW) ; new bad BIOS v37 (2ACN37WW).
All hardware before BIOS upgrade worked properly (system hardware-info tools and memtest tool showed up no errors or corrupted HW).
Sincerely yours, Pavel.
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02-09-2011 01:13 AM - edited 02-09-2011 01:15 AM
People with S10-3S have same problem and lenovo's support is keeping silence about instructions of bios recovery.
I think you should contact lenovo service center (звони в сервисцентр т.е.).
02-09-2011 03:57 AM
try this, if it doesn't work, sorry but the solution is contacting lenovo support line as dim666 suggested.
02-09-2011 11:39 AM
UPD: just for my interest, I've called to some private hardware-repair companies / firms --- BIOS flashing via universal chip programmer (or with something like that) will cost about $30 and take few hours in service.
However, I want to bring this netbook into official service as soon as I can have some time to do it.
02-25-2011 07:51 AM
I bring my s10-3l to authorized service and arter a week got it fixed.
Mainboard replace by new one - is the solution/fix (info from service manager).
If your trouble is similar --- go to the service. Sadly, there's no manual solution for now. Indeed.
02-25-2011 10:23 AM