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a_gunslinger
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Weird bootup issue: 2 minute black screen no activity before Lenovo screen

When powering on the laptop the battery and power lights appear fine.  However, the machine remains completely silent with a completley black screen for almost 3 minutes until, eventually, the BIOS screen messages will begin to appear.  Nothing at all for like 3-4 minutes.

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Re: Weird bootup issue: 2 minute black screen no activity before Lenovo screen

Model of laptop? Operating system?

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Re: Weird bootup issue: 2 minute black screen no activity before Lenovo screen

Sorry.  G530 value series.  Winows 7.  Although whatever is going on seems independent of OS.

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Weird bootup issue: 2 minute black screen no activity before Lenovo screen

When powering on the laptop the battery and power lights appear fine.  However, the machine remains completely silent with a completley black screen for almost 3 minutes until, eventually, the BIOS screen messages will begin to appear.  Nothing at all for like 3-4 minutes
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Re: Weird bootup issue: 2 minute black screen no activity before Lenovo screen

a_gunslinger, read through this thread nearby.

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Value-line/G530-4446-24U-takes-FOREVER-to-POST-after-BIO...

 

It is the same problem. We have it because we are using the 1.15 or '52'  BIOS, which otherwise has appeared to function correctly with Windows 7 at least for some of us, though Lenovo Cleo seems just to have issued a warning about using it there.

 

The recommended 1.09 Bios doesn't have this long dead time problem on bootup, but with it the screen brightness is not controllable, and many of the function keys otherwise don't work.

 

You can read the details in the thread.

 

Good fortune, and for us all, that Lenovo provides a fix before long..

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Re: Weird bootup issue: 2 minute black screen no activity before Lenovo screen

Yes, that was my original post but got no repsonses so posted again.  Thanks for the link.  I will post my experience as well to fuel the fire.  Its driving me nuts!

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