02-09-2016 11:43 AM
Is it possibile to recover BIOS on Stick 300 after failure during update to latest BIOS version under Windows?
(it hanged on screen Dont Power off.....)
Now on power on it switches on a blue LED on stick for a 3-4 seconds. And I see some activity with flash in USB port - Led on flash is blinking for a few seconds. But no video signal on HDMA and not responding to keyboard.
Is it possible to boot from USB and recover BIOS or any other way?
02-10-2016 02:29 AM
I also have this question as the BIOS on my stick was Version 8 and I tried to update it with the version 7 which was provided by the support page. As the flash software doesn't prevent updating older BIOS via newer BIOS it flashed the BIOS and now I get "No Boot Device found" when starting the stick.
02-14-2016 10:53 AM - edited 02-14-2016 10:54 AM
As of right now Lenovo no longer offer any firmware download for the Ideacentre Stick 300 at all. Very weird. Has the update been recalled? If so, how do we downgrade?
02-14-2016 11:17 AM
02-14-2016 11:46 AM
I would first hope for leave bios settings as is, assuming they were working OK. Second choice like you said is for the flash to reset all to defaults. But this flash is setting it to something else and it cannot find the bootable drive.
The BIOS flash instructions were not clear to start with. I imagine that some units have been returned because of this, that were not really bad.
02-19-2016 12:04 PM
I have the same problem,
You can go to Setup Utility and press F9 to reload all deafault settings. Otherwise the hard drive will be "locked".
02-25-2016 04:31 AM
02-25-2016 06:58 AM
Thank you guys.
I made an attempt to update BIOS after reading this mentioned topic on this forum. And main reason was the possibility to auto boot the operating system on Stick at power on. As I have read here - such a possibility was inclueded in latest BIOS version.
But my trouble is that it hanged during BIOS update and now is gives no picture on display and no reaction on any key on USB keyboard. So Stick already a brick.
Additionally I didn't found a manual for BIOS update on Lenovo site. And no recovery procedure.
If to look on Intel site - there are both, but for Intel Stick (Which seems to be OEM with Lenovo ).
I tried to go through Intel BIOS recovery procedure. I see IO to USB flash (blinking LED on USB flash stick) inserted to USB port. But again - nothing happens and after e few blinkings the stick sleep down.
It seems the only chance to recover is to boot somehow from USB flash with some bootable image. Or accept successful transformation of Idea Stick to brick by the BIOS update taken from the manufacturer's site
02-25-2016 08:13 AM