08-07-2016 11:06 PM
I bought a y510p about two years ago and for the first year it worked flawlessly then one day it wouldnt start up. What would happen is it would try and boot up and show the Lenovo message then go into the novo boot menu and after 1-2 in that menu it would crash no matter what option was chosen and would keep doing it over and over. It also would only do it if the A/C cord was NOT plugged in. If A/C power was plugged in it wouldnt start at all. I gave up on it for about 9 month and it sat in my closet About 3 days ago i tried it again and it booted up fine no problem, did windows updates, restarted multiple times and no problems until today where it shut down and reverted back to what it did before. Any ideas? I am stumped and believe there might still be life in it.
08-08-2016 02:38 PM
Hi jarred16 ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
The way you describe it, it may not be just a boot issue as unable to turn on with ac plugged in.
Try to proceed with the power checkout (page 21) to see if the issue is with the ac adapter . You may also have it checked with a service center since they would have equivalent working ac adater to test with .
Normal power checkout is using the laptop without battery and that sufficient power provided by the adapter.
Assuming that we have a good power interaction it suppose to turn on and able to stay with the BIOS set up option even without the harddrive.
Update us how it goes.