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jaxmann
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Bios Recovery with Lenovo G560 (Intel i3) Notebook...

Hello community,

 

i have a big problem. I tried to make a bios update with my G560  notebook within windows 7 (64Bit). After a bluescreen i could not start the pc. I think i bricked my notebooks´s bios. I have seen that there is a emergency bios recovery feature feature. I press Fn+B while i press the power button of my notebook. It tries to read the USB-Stick and then it beeps 3 times.

 

I think my problem is that i don´t know how i shoud name the bios file. I tried IWE1.fd or IWE1IA32.fd (or *.bin) but iwth no success.....

 

Can someone help me ? Please...

 

greetings

 

jochen

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Messerjocke
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Registered: ‎04-21-2010
Location: Germany
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Re: Bios Recovery with Lenovo G560 (Intel i3) Notebook...

Same problem here. 

 

I've got a "VERYFY ERROR" from Lenovo's Bios update tool and after the next restert the machine was bricked.

 

I tried lots of filenames for the recovery procedure without any success.

 

After reading some other posts I guess the filename should contain the mainboard ID and should end with .rom, .bin, or .fd.. but what exactly is the G560's mainboard ID?

 

Fn b seems to work (usb stick gets accessed) but after some time I get one loud beep followed by a sequence of three more beeps. Then it tries to load from usb again.

 

 

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Messerjocke
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G560 bricked after bios update - please give advice

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After conducting the BIOS update from within Windows 7 the flash tool reported a "VERYFY ERROR". I was not aware that the BIOS was already written (and broken) at this stage. After the next restard the machine stops booting with flashing leds and a black screen. I know there is an undocumented recovery hook that should allow to restore the BIOS from a USB token (using FN + B keys). This seems to work, but I don't have the matching file or filename.

 

What to do next? Should I give up and return the machine?

 

The BIOS used was the official Nr. 25 Update from the Support site.

 

Machine specs/data:

 

Lenovo G560 - Core i3, GeForce 310m, 2GB Ram, 320GB HDD

Model: 06792FG

MO Number: CB00022618

Serial Number: CBxxxxxxxxx

COM PN: NIWE2320066

 

Any hint is very welcome!

 

Cheers,

Messerjocke

 

 

Moderator Note; s/n edited for members own protection

 

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Lenny29
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Registered: ‎06-03-2010
Location: Germany
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G560 bricked after bios update - please give advice - File Names

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Have the same problem too - thinking about councelling my lawyer about that since the problem must be known to them for weeks! And the buggy update is still online!!! (Don't come with their stupid exclaimer - in Germany we have paragraph 303b StGB)

 

Read your suggestion here: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/1456355.html

about the use of file name "bios.fd" - was a nice try - but unfortenately nothing more :robotmad:

Even tried with "bin" and "rom" - didn't even work.

Btw.: In another post I read about "PlatformName" from the ini-file and so I tried it with "NIWE1" and the endings .bin, .fd, .rom and hat no success either.

 

My next guess is that the ROM file within that package is faulty! So we need an old version to get back to a running state.

 

So still waiting for customer support callback...

 

Have a G560 (i5, 4GB RAM) with a stupid partinioned hard disk (was the first thing i changed).

 

To repeat the warning:

DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR G560 BIOS TO VERSION 25 !!!  IT MAY CRASH YOUR LAPTOP !!!


WARNUNG!!! VERWENDEN SIE FÜR IHREN G560 NICHT DAS BIOS UPGRADE NR. 25!!! ES WURDEN SCHON MEHRERE GERÄTE DAMIT BESCHÄDIGT!!!  Vermutlich ist die Datei beschädigt/falsch!

 

N'UTILISEZ PAS LA MISE À JOUR POUR LA VERSION 25 DE LENOVO G560!!! L'APPLICATION EST DÉFECTUEUSE!!!

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Lenny29
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Re: G560 bricked after bios update - please give advice - something else

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AHRRGGGG!!

 

Just found out something else:

 

These nice people who made the update file had a nice setting at their "platform.ini":

[BackupROM]
Flag=0
FilePath=c:
FileName=

 

If these nice guys would have set the Flag to 1 and given a file name the system would have done a backup of the old ROM !!!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!  :robotsad:

IPnaSh
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Re: G560 bricked after bios update - please give advice - something else

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I restarted my G560 and hang up on POST. I try yo enter BIOS Setup but nothing happens. I don't made any BIOS upgrade, so this happen sudenly.

 

Please explain how to create a "recovery/crisis media" like a dvdrw or a pendrive to restore the BIOS.

 

Thank you.

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IPnaSh
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Re: G560 bricked after bios update - please give advice - File Names

I think that the file name must be "NIWE3X64.fd". But I'm not sure.

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Messerjocke
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Re: G560 bricked after bios update - please give advice - something else

You don't need a special media... just put the bios file on a pendrive.

 

The recovery procedure is started as follows:

 

- disconnect battery and powercable

- wait some seconds

- connect battery, powercable, and pendrive

- press and hold Fn and B keys while switching on

- pray

 

 

IPnaSh
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Re: G560 bricked after bios update - please give advice - something else

Messerjocke, I have been researching for a while. I unpack and read the ROM file and it ask for 2 files:

 

NIWE3X64.fd
fvmain.fd

 

But, not sure if it works.

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IPnaSh
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Re: G560 bricked after bios update - please give advice - something else

NIWE1X64.fd can be another name. I hope Lenovo Support cant solve my problem.

IPnaSh
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