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dean0h
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G50-45 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop

I have an  18 month old G50-45 that will not boot at all when attached to it's AC power cord. When I remove the cord, and let it run on battery, it enters a "Preparing Automatic Repair" loop, in which the screen powers on to the Lenovo screen, and "Preparing Automatic Repair" flashes at the bottom. The entire scene lasts about 4 seconds before restarting. I can briefly access BIOS and the boot manager, however after the 4 seconds are up, it always restarts.
I have tried:

  1. unplugging it and removing the battery for 10 minutes, then plugging in only the power cord - nothing
  2. unplugging/removing the battery for 10 minutes, then holding the power button down for 30 seconds, then plugging in the power cord - nothing
  3. unplugging/removing the battery for 10 minutes, then pressing the power button 10 times and on the 11th holding it down for 30 seconds, then plugging in the power cord - nothing
  4. inserting a bootable usb  with Hiren's installed on it - nothing


Any ideas?

grey_os
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Re: G50-45 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop

Try Onekey Recovery , you got G50 so most probably the Novo button is located next to the charging port,turn off the pc hold that button for 5 sec then select system recovery.
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dean0h
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Re: G50-45 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop

I forgot about the Novo button. After pressing it, the option menu popped up. After the 4 seconds were up though, the laptop restarted again.

  1. I tried pressing it with both battery and AC power plugged in
  2. Removing the battery and unplugging the AC, holding it for 5 seconds, plugging it in again and turning it on
  3. Running it on battery power alone, holding the button for 5 seconds/pressing the button (this one gave me enough time to select the recovery option, "Loading Files" and a bar appeared on the bottom of the page, but it restarted before it finished loading)

Is there something I'm missing? What could even be causing this?

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Re: G50-45 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop

If you have a way to test the AC adapter for power output (Volt Ohm Meter) and can do so safely, I would suggest doing so. If the AC adapter is not producing the right power (Voltage, DC / AC, Hz) then it may be causing the computer to behave strangely.

If the AC adapter is producing the right power, then there is a problem with the charging port, or circuit in the notebook.

Good luck.

CB

I do not work for Lenovo, I only provide suggestions based on my personal willingness to help others. All advice and comments are based on my experience, and do not reflect Lenovo policy, terms or conditions.
dean0h
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Re: G50-45 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop

I'll have to look into that. Not sure if this is related, but I drained the battery (by plugging peripherals into it) and the cable recharged it. 

grey_os
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Re: G50-45 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop

do you have any usb / flash drive plugged in ?
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dean0h
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Re: G50-45 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop

I ran all the above steps without any peripherals plugged in. I couldn't actually boot from a USB drive when I tried to.

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