07-03-2018 08:22 PM - last edited on 07-04-2018 07:58 AM by Majestic
I recently updated my Lenovo Ideapad 110 -- today, in fact. It seemed fine, but a few hours later, it froze and now it won't turn off. During this, I had just had my external hard drive plugged in and unmounted it properly. It umounted, but the screen suddenly froze and my music stopped.
I've unplugged it and tried holding down the power button for 30 seconds and that did nothing. The battery is internal, and I'm uncertain if I should try to take it out.
At the moment, it's sitting to the side, unplugged, screen still frozen while I wait for it to hopefully die and this can be fixed. Any other ideas? I'm getting really worried.
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
07-06-2018 03:29 AM
07-06-2018 03:34 AM
Thank you for the response. I suspect this was the reason.
I did manage to get it going again by following other advice here. I waited for the battery to die completely (3+ hrs...I've never been annoyed that my laptop's battery lasted so long, but here I was, irritated that I had a full charge and had to wait so long!) and then had to use a small pin to push that tiny, tiny button in the hole side of the computer to turn it back on -- powering it on with the power button itself wasn't working. Doing that worked, but I'm still worried. Funny enough, the reason my external harddrive was plugged in was because I was backing up everything...I'm glad I did that before all of this happened!
I'll do the system restore, because I didn't think of that, and I don't want this to happen out of nowhere again.
07-06-2018 06:53 AM