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ibootz
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ideapad y460 start up problem

i am the unfortunate owner of a broken y460 that i purchased one year ago. Over the past month i had noticed my laptop getting extremely hot when running the most basic applications and as of 3 hours ago when i went to turn on my computer it did not  get past the black screen with the blinking cursor. it was getting so hot that i decided to purchase an extra lap fan.i am at a loss i really took care of this computer making sure to never run overbearing programs even though it has a i5 and the better graphics card that lenovo offered one year ago. i was curious if there was anything i can do. i was hoping to get more the one solid year operation  on a machine that cost about 1k. apparently i am not covered under any warranty at this time. Does this sound like a hardware problem are there ways to check. As a side-note i tried to use the one button recovery but as the same with the boot up it get stuck at the black screen with the blinking cursor. Thanks for any help.

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yigit
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Re: ideapad y460 start up problem

hi ibootz
blinking cursor points that you're having mbr issue. as i remember, there are ways to fix that issue, you can search but before you can try these:

- remove/replace/swap the ram sticks.
- unplug the ac power, remove the battery, press power button for 30-40 seconds, replace the battery and check if it works.
- try to set default settings for bios.

i'll also try to find the threads, if i do, i'll post here.


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ibootz
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Re: ideapad y460 start up problem

Thanks yigit,

 

I tried all of those methods after your advising and none of them have seemed to work.  If there is anything else you can think of, please let me know.  Thanks.

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yigit
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Re: ideapad y460 start up problem

i just read the thread couple of days ago but now can't find it.
please google this "easybcd fixmbr" or "bootsect fixmbr"

hope this helps.


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ibootz
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Re: ideapad y460 start up problem

thanks again.

after i googled everything from what i could gather is i need to have a boot disk. i am correct in assuming this ? i do not currently own a bootdisk. Is there another way to recover the computer or do i have to purchase something.

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yigit
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Re: ideapad y460 start up problem

have you tried to perform clean perform installation by pressing one key recover button?


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ibootz
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Re: ideapad y460 start up problem

yeah i tried but it yields the same result as turning the computer just loads a black screen with the blinking cursor. 

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yigit
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Re: ideapad y460 start up problem

have you tried safe mode to check if it works?
can you pass lenovo logo at start-up?


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ripplevan
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Re: ideapad y460 start up problem

I had the same problem with the Y460 i purchased 13 months ago. It started to have drivers issue on month1. it suddently crashed on me on day on the 13th month. I had blank screen too. Tried one step recovery, work at first then it came back the next day. Restore and recovered a few times until i called the support centre. They asked me to disable the vga driver in safe mode. It worked. I tried to reset it to factory setting as the ATI drivers not loading. It froze when loading the first window. Later i send it to service centre. They told me the mobo cost $500 to replace. **bleep**. I took it back today. The vga now is using windows default...:smileysad:

 

 

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ibootz
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Re: ideapad y460 start up problem

Well i just got back from vacation so i was able to really sit down and try a few more things. First i contacted windows and was able to get a Windows 7 iso to boot it bck up. i was able to my computer up and running again today and i am currently in the process of updating all the drivers i did not realize how basic windows 7 was. Now it seems that my computer is running very hot the fan turns on instantly as soon as i turn on my computer. So the good news is my computer is running and i did not lose my valuable documents the bad news is my computer is running very hot and i fear that it will break again from overheating. thanks for all the help if anyone has any ideas about why my computer is running so hot let me know thanks.