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Registered: ‎07-13-2010
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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Re: Leonovo Y560 Dead BIOS Problem

It may be best to cut your losses, and ask how much they'd charge to reflash. If you have the budget to go get a USB floppy, I believe this method will work:

 

http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=21209

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Tap that kudos button if I helped ^^
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Token Ring
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Registered: ‎10-08-2010
Location: Saint Helena
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Re: Leonovo Y560 Dead BIOS Problem

The thing i released is the same thing you posted Smiley Happy BUT with the fresh components witch are giving the chance to use USB Flash Stick instead of USB Floppy...+ i dont see how i can put 6 mb bios on floppy...only if cut it.

Anyway thx for reply.
Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎10-21-2010
Location: hyderabad
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Re: Leonovo Y560 Dead BIOS Problem

XBrav,

thanks you for your responce, i did what you had susggested though NO luck. any other suggestion please

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Re: Leonovo Y560 Dead BIOS Problem

leshcat,

 

They say the new BIOS models can take a USB drive... Here's an apparent solution to try:

 

http://forum.notebookreview.com/hardware-components-aftermarket-upgrades/435277-phoenix-bios-crisis-...

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Token Ring
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Re: Leonovo Y560 Dead BIOS Problem

once again,the archive i released before (2 nd page) is based on your link also. Archive i released is the most fresh accumulation of this ideas.
Token Ring
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Re: Leonovo Y560 Dead BIOS Problem

Offtop...so...a bit update...after more than 2 weeks of wating the support to sort this problem out, they finally responded me and told me that my notebook will arrive at friday...
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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎10-26-2010
Location: USA
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Y560 Fails to power on

I flashed my BIOS today to the 09-15-2010 version today and was not able to boot the computer, it would post and then I would get a string of babble on the top of the screen.  I re-flashed the BIOS with the previous version and it finished flashing but did not reboot for 10 minutes, the power button was no longer responsive so I killed all power to the device, the power button is still unresponsive.  Is my laptop dead? If so, what recourse do I have for a still-under-warranty laptop?

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Registered: ‎10-20-2010
Location: SA
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Re: Y560 Fails to power on

@GMPeyton

 

 

Do you reflash with bios.bak file?

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Re: Y560 Fails to power on

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GMPeyton

SO, actually now you can try my archive.

Short manual:
1. Prepare the usb flash stick (2 gb is prefered). Format in FAT or FAT32
2. Use WINCRIS.EXE for creating the Phoenix Crysis Recovery USB.
3. Replace BIOS.WPH on flash with LEONOVO's one, like 59.
DONT FORGET to rename it to BIOS.WPH.
4. Now start the hard part as there is no reliable source...But what i figured out is that:
4.1 Remove the battery & power cord from laptop.
4.2 Connect the USB Flash Stick to any of USB.
4.2 Hold "WIN+B", "fn+B", "ESC" (Supposingly, this is the needed trigger...but in Leonovo Y560 case Verified Trigger is unknown).
Then connect the power cord to laptop and while holding the trigger buttons hit the Power Button.
4.3 After a while ~5 sec, release trigger buttons...

Well, after that its believed that the Flashing Process will start..You wount be able to see it (or will you? by flashing lights?), so you ll have to wait like 10~15 min and then God Knows What..

I would test it myself if i could..

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Registered: ‎09-16-2010
Location: SVK
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Re: Y560 Fails to power on

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@GMPeyton

Exactly the same thing that happened to me!!!

 

@leshcat

Will you try that USB BIOS flashing process on Friday?