02-14-2012 12:10 PM
Thank you for your complete summary.
I only see one last chance: Plug off the BIOS-battery for several hours and try it again.
I don't have any more ideas.
02-17-2012 11:59 AM - edited 02-17-2012 12:00 PM
After talking with a Lenovo support representative I learned the cause of my troubles. I was leaving my charger in after the battery was fully charged, and this caused the capacitors on the board to fill up, and the board would malfunction.
I discharged the caps by removing the battery, unplugging the AC cord, and pressing the power button 10 times, and then holding it for 10 seconds.
03-03-2012 08:58 AM
01-12-2013 07:06 AM
I hate to be one to simply write "me too", but, yeah, "me too".
Shortly after experiencing "Fan Failure" message on boot, my Fn function keys stopped working in Windows 7.
I know this is NOT an OS issue, for it is possible in a properly working system to be able to use Fn+Home and Fn+End to adjust the screen brightness upon POST, prior to the OS loading.
Same goes for the ThinkLight - hitting Fn+PgUp should switch on the light even during BIOS POST. Ever since the "Fan Failure" message, however, my ability to use any Fn key combinations at any time, in any OS - Win7, Linux, etc.
I am exhausted from all the support drones telling me to uninstall and reinstall the BIOS and the HotKey drivers. I have done exactly this a half-dozen times. The issue has to be BIOS and/or ACPI related, not OS-level driver related.
I need HELP! Please!