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Y50-70 Bios update freeze

2015-08-01, 14:42 PM

Hi guys,

 

I'm starting to freak out here! I just downloaded the new driver for the BIOS from the Lenovo page and started the installation. For already about a half an hour I have the following screen, looks like it is frozen, and the fan works very loudly!

What can I do? Did anyone had similar troubles?

The laptop is bought in Croatia, I live in Norway now and I beleive that the waranty is expired anyway!

Any help appreciated!freeze.jpg 

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Re: Y50-70 Bios update freeze

2015-08-01, 14:46 PM

sorry, i see the same thread exists!

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Re: Y50-70 Bios update freeze

2015-08-01, 15:28 PM

Hello Lovro-N:

 

You could consider a factory reset, using either Lenovo Recovery discs/USB or through Windows Recovery.

 

When I installed the BIOS update, like you, the computer fan went completely beserk for 30 to 40 seconds, and then it settled down. I was luckier than you, but I think you should try a couple of times.

 

I assume that just like me, you too have installed Windows 10 recently, and you need to get all the dedicated Win10 drivers before the system will become stable (e.g. the Intel chipset driver).

 

Best of luck,

GreyCatz.

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Re: Y50-70 Bios update freeze

2015-08-01, 15:34 PM

Hi GreyCatZ,

 

So, i guess my only solution now is to force power off the laptop?
Yes, windows 10 was installed today! My fan is berserk all the time, still no change!

I don't have Lenovo recovery disc but I guess that shouldn't be a problem to download? 

Thanks for the support! :)

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Re: Y50-70 Bios update freeze

2015-08-01, 15:51 PM

Pressing/holding the power button doesn't make any difference :(

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Re: Y50-70 Bios update freeze

2015-08-01, 16:00 PM

Hi Lovro-N:

Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds until the machine dies out. That should do it. If you still can't install the BIOS upgrade, it seems you have to either ignore the update or reset the machine/re-install the OS.

 

If you don't have Lenovo Recovery discs you can use the recovery feature in Windows (Settings>Update and recovery). Here you can choose to reset the machine completely or just re-install the OS. The feature works OK, I tried it myself a few months ago when I had to get rid of some annoying programs. Actually, nowadays it's a USB stick that you can get via Lenovo's support site. The stick itself is free but shipment is about 30 euro.

 

My advice is to try to re-install Win8.1 and then download Win10 onto it. This will take some time, of course, but hopefully you won't have to wipe out the system completely.

 

Cheers,

GreyCatz.

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Re: Y50-70 Bios update freeze

2015-08-01, 16:07 PM

Hi GreyCatZ,

 

Holding the power button for a minute doesn't make a difference, it is completely 100% frozen! The only thing I could think off is removing the power cord and waiting for the battery to die, which I did.

Actually, I did a complete clean install of W10, so I don't care about loosing data, the priority is saving the laptop! Any other ideas?

Thanks,

Lovro

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Re: Y50-70 Bios update freeze

2015-08-01, 16:30 PM

Hi Lovro-N:

 

I'm sorry to hear about your problems - but if you can force the machine to shut down, whatever the method, at least you're back to square one. If the warranty has expired you might consider opening the bottom cover and disconnect/remove the battery, and only use the power cord.

 

So, try to power up the machine with the power cord only and then:

a) install the BIOS upgrade again. If this fails then

b) re-install Win10. If this fails then

c) reset the machine to its factory settings through Windows recovery.

 

I'm afraid that's my best shot right now.

 

Best of luck,

GreyCatz.

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Re: Y50-70 Bios update freeze

2015-08-01, 16:50 PM

Great news! Just when I removed the cover and trying to identify a switch or a connector between the battery and the board the battery died! Plugged in,power on and everything is fine, logged me right away to W10, no recovery or anything needed! :)
And the Lenovo logo on the power up seems more modern now so I geuss the update actaully came through!

Tusen takk for hjelpen din GreyCatZ :)

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Re: Y50-70 Bios update freeze

2015-08-01, 17:00 PM

Hi Lovro-N:

 

I'm very glad to hear that! And you're right that the new 'Lenovo' typeface is proof that the BIOS update succeeded. Enjoy your machine and Win10.

 

Cheers,

GreyCatz.

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