08-28-2012 09:37 AM
I bought a Lenovo G580  laptop about a month ago.
It had no OS installed. I installed Fedora 17 in it.
But after installing Fedora, I can't be able to access the BIOS setup menu by pressing F2.
And also my boot order rearranged.
While pressing F12 during boot, the boot devices list appears.
But the first entry is Fedora, 2nd is Ethernet, 3rd is HDD, 4th is DVD drive.
I found a similar problem in this forum. But the solution [disconnect the HDD and press F2 during boot]
of that problem did not work in my case.
I also deleted the recovery partion of lenovo.
My BIOS version is 62CN34WW
How can I fix my BIOS?
Now my OS is Windows7.
08-29-2012 03:41 AM
I too faced the same problem. I have given my laptop the authorised service centers. They said that since bios upadte is not availabel ..entirte motherboard needs to be replaced. They ordered for a new motherboard but it not getting delivered to the service center since 2 weeks.
08-29-2012 08:13 AM
This is a shame for LENOVO that they have to change your entire motherboard only for a little BIOS problem.
Why Lenovo does not provide any BIOS update utility [like Intel Integrator Toolkit] by which we can repair our faulty BIOS.
At least they can give us the original BIOS file, using which we can refurbish our Laptop firmware.
09-26-2012 01:05 AM - edited 09-26-2012 01:22 AM
Have the absolutely same problem with one difference - installed OS was Ubuntu 9.04.
According to recomendation HDD mode was setted as "сompatible" (IDE). After rearranging
disk to 3 parts: /, /swap and /user/home and setting up system I have find that BIOS setup
are unaccessible and system won't boot up (Non system disk error).
From LiveCD and USB, both Ubuntu and Windows XP SP3 system boots and work fine,
HDD read/write accesible.
Local serviceman told, that they have no possibility to reprogram BIOS flash by themselves
and it will take 2-3 month to obtain new motherboard or whole laptop for exchange. This is
absolutely unacceptable for me, because my job depends on the health of the laptop.
Laptop Lenovo G580, BIOS version 62CN34WW
Thanks in advance for cooperation!
12-10-2012 09:13 AM
Same here, installed Ubuntu 12,04 LTS and access to bios with F2 disappear. Tomorrow I will bring back the G580 back for a refund... What a pity!
12-10-2012 02:09 PM
that is normal that you can not enter bios by pressing F2 or F12
Lenovo is now using a new bios that is called UEFI
if you want to enter bios or boot device priority you have to press a small button near the big power button
when you press that small button
you will have a choice
enter bios setup
enter boot device priority
i hope that this will help because I had the same problem
12-10-2012 08:44 PM - edited 12-10-2012 08:45 PM
12-12-2012 08:41 AM
stop saying bullsh..t about entering BIOS through small button, B button etc. THis laptop is crap, bring it back from where you bought it and get a decent laptop...
12-14-2013 08:03 AM
Even i am also facing the same problem they have ordered the new motherboard for my lenovo z580 laptop today donno how long it will take to deliver to the service center!! do anybody here got u r issues fixed by lenovo? did they replace moterboard or entire laptop?