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[question] How to recover bricked Insyde-BIOS Ideapad L340-15IWL Laptop ?

2020-04-13, 7:31 AM

I bricked my Lenovo L340-15IWL Laptop BIOS:

I didn't flash wrong, I used the https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/atcn37ww.exe legal officially provided file but after reboot the BIOS bricked !!! only showing black-screen with reboot continuously and one beep per reboot!
 

I extracted the 16MB BIOS.fd file by this guide: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Gaming-Laptops/GUIDE-How-to-extract-BIOS-from-Lenovo-BIOS-Update-Package-such-as-ATCN37WW-exe/m-p/5008973
 

Because the BIOS type is NOT Phonetix, the method Phoenix Wincrisis does not work.

 

So I tried this method: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Gaming-Laptops/Y700-Bios-Recovery-Blind-Flash-Possible/m-p/3642866?page=1#4178802 but not success.

 

Can anybody Help me please?

 

Also uploaded:
 

16MB BIOS binary herehttps://clicknupload.co/3syvwddb7hu5
 

officially BIOS updater platform.ini file: https://clicknupload.co/wb1wzuzi3725
 

I tried to find correct bios filename for recovery  by PhoenixTool.v2.73 so the tools say:
 

status is: EFI/Insyde bios
 

filename: I don't get finally the info message: "Header (INSYDEH2O BIOS    ACPI) (x1) Pubkey (x1)"
 

 

How find correct bios filename for recovery?

 

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Re:[question] How to recover bricked Insyde-BIOS Ideapad L340-15IWL Laptop ?

2020-04-13, 12:29 PM

OK! I update UEFITool to UEFITool_NE_A57 and can access hex editor.

search .fd and found tow same result:  ATCrisis.fd it seem the correct BIOS recover filename is ATCrisis.fd

So lets's start recover BIOS:

1. Get an empty pen drive.
2. Open Command Prompt (as Administrator).
3. Type: "Diskpart" (Without the commas; this is for all commands)
4. Note the number of the USB drive by typing: "List Disk"
5. Type: "Select Disk X" (Substitute Disk X with the number of your own USB disk. Be careful)
6. Type: "Clean" (This will wipe the pen drive so make sure you don't have any information you want to keep on it).
7. Type: "Create partition primary size=128" (This will create a 128MB partition on your pen drive)
8. Type: "Format fs=fat32 label=CD_Crisis"
9. Type: "Assign" and exit "Diskpart"
10. Put ATCrisis.fd file to pen drive neamed: CD_Crisis
11. Disconnect AC power.
12. Put pen drive in the USB 2.0 slot by the power socket.
13. Press and hold Fn + R keys
14. Plug in the AC power 

15. Press power button. (because I hold Fn + R keys an orange light as side power connector blinking 5-6 times)

16. Pen drive in the USB 2.0 light blinking 2-3 times

17. Not success and reboot loop occur :(

 

Disconnect CMOS battery is mandatory? ( I didn't that because I think the recover process happen: Fn + R keys an orange light as side power connector blinking 5-6 times)

 

How to recover bricked Insyde-BIOS Ideapad L340-15IWL Laptop ?

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Re:[question] How to recover bricked Insyde-BIOS Ideapad L340-15IWL Laptop ?

2020-05-01, 22:20 PM

Hi!

 

I have the same problem. 

Did you resolve it yet?

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Re:[question] How to recover bricked Insyde-BIOS Ideapad L340-15IWL Laptop ?

2020-05-02, 3:29 AM

No I couldn't and finally sent notebook to technician to SPI-Flash the BIOS chip and he sad never update BIOS again! because the warranty don't support BIOS update issue twice!!!

 

Poor quality, Poor support: So I never buy the Lenovo's products.

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Re:[question] How to recover bricked Insyde-BIOS Ideapad L340-15IWL Laptop ?

2020-06-08, 13:45 PM
Hi! Thank you so much for your instruction. You helped me a lot! My laptop model is the same as yours. My laptop beeps very loudly for 5 minutes, then it turns on and Windows starts loading.
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Re:[question] How to recover bricked Insyde-BIOS Ideapad L340-15IWL Laptop ?

2020-06-08, 14:02 PM
Here is the file I used to flash my BIOS https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Pq98mjh21JRm3ZhaREUD0D3OxxhBgBzm/view?usp=sharing
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Re:[question] How to recover bricked Insyde-BIOS Ideapad L340-15IWL Laptop ?

2021-05-16, 21:38 PM

Hello. You can still spread your file, thank you in advance! 

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Re:[question] How to recover bricked Insyde-BIOS Ideapad L340-15IWL Laptop ?

2021-05-16, 22:08 PM

What kind of file should I put on a USB flash drive?

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Re:[question] How to recover bricked Insyde-BIOS Ideapad L340-15IWL Laptop ?

2021-06-11, 12:25 PM

I have a 330S-15ARR with the same issues. I press FN + R and it seems that is not reading USB. The charge led is blinking 3 times. But it doesn't do nothing else. I downloaded the recent bios update. I extended a ".cap" file from the ".exe" I didn't found a ".fd" file. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong.

 

Please help.

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