12-04-2017 02:00 PM - edited 12-04-2017 02:03 PM
Hello, I'm an experienced user trying to get some help with a problem I can't troubleshoot.
I have a Y570 which I can't make to work. I was trying to reinstall Windows and I seem to have broken something.
- I can't enter BIOS or set the priority for loading (tried F1, F2, ESC, F11, F12 and the little button next to power). I've tried every possible combination, with the local keyboard, plugging a USB one, etc.
- I removed the HD and plugged it in on a different machine. It's formatted, and the main partition is "Active".
- The HD is properly plugged in.
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
I have a copy of Windows 10 in a USB stick. I tried with a CD version, to see if it would load the CD/USB first, to no avail.
HD is working, machine turns on, I have partially disassembled and reassembled the machine, ensuring all cables are properly connected. The HD is fully formatted, and so are the 2 other partitions. No backup of the original OS is available.
I've spent few days researching and I can't find a solution, any guidance would be much appreciated.
12-04-2017 02:20 PM
Look at this:
12-04-2017 02:36 PM
Hello richk, Thanks for your quick response, I appreciate it.
OneKey Recovery button doesn't do anything. Neither when the machine is totally powered off, nor when it's starting to boot. I tried every possible combination/scenario.
I have also just tried the other advice about removing the HD and letting it attempt to boot up, then plugging back, to no avail. I have just done it three times, trying different options.
Any other ideas?
12-04-2017 02:41 PM
Yes, I have tried this too. I have also tried plugging in an external keyboard which I know works because if I keep any key pressed, it will "beep".
Any other ideas?
12-04-2017 02:53 PM - edited 12-04-2017 02:54 PM
So, you press the NOVO button (next to the power button) when it is turned off and it does nothing? Try holding a key down when you power on (F2 or Del). Maybe, you will get a stuck-key error and an option to get to the BIOS. I am running out of ideas
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