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francissantos15
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lenovo G480 cant access BIOS after HDD crashed

Lenovo G480 i3 Series
unfortunately after 14months of service the HDD crashed.
I bought another HDD, sad to say I can't access the BIOS on any of the keys.
F1, F2, Del, Esc, Fn+f1, Fn+f2,
The novokey(instant recovery buitton beside the power button) just prompts for the choice of the following:

Normal startup -no display after selection

Bios Setup -no display after selection

Boot Menu -no display after selection

System Recovery -no display after selection


Any other suggestions to access the BIOS?

Already removed & installed CMOS battery. Removed the HDD and RAM.

NO SUCCESS.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: lenovo G480 cant access BIOS after HDD crashed

Hi there, Francis          -

 

Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.

 

If you're trying to access the BIOS via the F2 but won't work, can you try to turn off the machine, press the Onekey Recovery (Novo) button and check if you get a menu to access the BIOS.

 

   - Link to picture

 

If that doesn't work, you may want to consider these steps:

  1. Remove the HDD and try to access the BIOS via the F2 or OneKey Recovery (Novo) menu
  2. Flash the BIOS to v97:

Summary of changes:

 

Fix issue: BIOS and boot menu can't be accessed after windows recovery

 

Update us how it goes.

 

 

 

 

 

Regards,

 

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francissantos15
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Re: lenovo G480 cant access BIOS after HDD crashed

Unfortunately didnt work.
1. tried the Onekey Recovery (Novo) button, it just displays the section:
Normal startup -no display after selection

Bios Setup -no display after selection

Boot Menu -no display after selection

System Recovery -no display after selection

2. When pressing F2 wont give me access to the BIOS either.

Any assistance or info would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: lenovo G480 cant access BIOS after HDD crashed

  1. Turn off your laptop (no hybrid shutdown)
  2. Press and hold F2 (while ur lappy is still off)
  3. Now power on laptop
    (still holding F2,)
  4. "Please wait" will appear, where previously was "F2 = Bios, f12= boot device" (similar to this text), with big bold Lenovo logo in center
  5. Now release F2

Update us how it goes.

 

 

 

 

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Re: lenovo G480 cant access BIOS after HDD crashed

Did the issue get resolved?

 

 

 

 

 

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