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02-17-2021

Japan

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Re:IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05 no longer starts

2021-02-27, 15:19 PM

Hi, all.

 

As we all know that we need to check if PC is doing something (repair interrupted WindowsUpdate or continue WindowsUpdate on the way) or stopped boot process for some errors and halted. To confirm this, we should check if CAPS LOCK indicator works correctly and PC does not automatically shutdown at least one hour after power-up as Dex_Lenovo wrote.

 

If WindowsUpdate is continuing after PC becomes ON, time may solve the problem. If not, we do force-shutdown and repeat this cycle 2 times at least and check if Windows Recovery screen appears. If PC is shut down automatically, NOVO button may help you.

 

It's possible that Lenovo Logo does not appear even if H/W is functional. because screen can be used after VGA(most fundamental graphic) driver is loaded by WinRE.

 

Sincerely.

 

Just a common IdeaPad Flex5 (14ARE05) user
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02-26-2021

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  • Message 12 of 26

Re:IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05 no longer starts

2021-02-28, 0:35 AM

I have the same problem, submitted a ticket :/

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02-28-2021

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Re:IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05 no longer starts

2021-02-28, 15:24 PM

+1 to this issue. It seems to be a broader issue that is affecting numerous users as you see posts on Lenovo and Reddit about this very issue. Please help us Lenovo!

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02-28-2021

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Re:IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05 no longer starts

2021-02-28, 21:24 PM

+1

My Flex 5 14ARE05 (81X2) has the same problem as mentioned here. I contacted the lenovo support and refered this thread explicitly, but just got told to send the unit back for repairing (I got my ticket etc).

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03-04-2021

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Re:IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05 no longer starts

2021-03-04, 13:08 PM

Same exact issue was not even using the laptop at the time the beeping started so frustrating.

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03-04-2021

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  • Message 16 of 26

Re:IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05 no longer starts

2021-03-04, 19:18 PM

Exact same problem here

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03-17-2021

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  • Message 17 of 26

Re:IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05 no longer starts

2021-03-17, 2:44 AM

Made an account just to add myself in here as affected on a Flex 5 paperweight.

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03-16-2021

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  • Message 18 of 26

Re:IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05 no longer starts

2021-03-17, 7:37 AM
Same issue here.
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02-22-2021

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  • Message 19 of 26

Re:IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05 no longer starts

2021-03-17, 19:14 PM

It is clear that Lenovo refuses to take responsibility for this issue or even attempts to offer a self-service option (perhaps because there is really no self-service option at all, maybe they cheaped out on the "flash bios from USB" functionality present in other laptops).

 

I sent my laptop in for repair and when I get it back, I plan on doing a fresh install of Windows and installing drivers from OEMs instead, to de-brand it as much as possible. I'm afraid of what will happen after the laptop is out of warranty if they'll continue not testing their update deployments and refusing to take responsibility for mistakes that make their products entirely unusable.

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03-18-2021

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Re:IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05 no longer starts

2021-03-18, 21:53 PM

Absurd, i have the exact same issue.

 

I've tried literally everything, didn't work.

 

I was sleeping at 3 am and the laptop suddenly started updating and beeping, like an old pc, so i turned it off... surprise! Won't work now, screen is black, only keys turn on ..

 

I've removed battery, NVME, everything... still nothing..

 

Garbage, won't ever buy a lenovo product again

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