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ishaan
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Bios Recovery For ideapad laptops!!

Goodevening, goodafternoon or goodmorning, whatever it implies for you.

Today i would like to share some information on recovering bios after bios update failure or bad bios.

Please follow the following steps.

Disclaimer:- This would work for laptops with signs of life but may work for dead laptops.

  1. Download pheonix crisis tool and the respective bios files first. 
  2. Now extract the zip file to the desired location
  3. Run the bios .exe application where it will extract the main bios file. Go there and rename the bios file For.ex 30cn71ww.wph from that folder to bios.wph.
  4. Copy the Renamed bios file to the folder where you extracted the pheonix crisi tool.( extract it with wincrisis.exe file).
  5. Plug the usb stick ( not more than 4 gb or about 2-4 gb )
  6. Run wincris.exe > start > ok > ok > no
  7. Now plug the usb in the affected laptop and remove any power source such as battery and ac adapter.
  8. Hold Fn+R or Fn+f or Fn+B or Win+B key and then plug in adapter. Just after Plugging in the ac adapter, Press the power button .
  9. After this you will see the usb light blinking and hear the the fan running(yippe!!)
  10. You will then hear beep sound indicating that the bios is bieng reflashed. Leave the computer for about 5-10 Minutes. It will automatically restart. If it doesnt then restart the laptop manually. 
  11. If everything went well then yippe your laptop is back and the bios recoverd with flying colours.

This has been tested with the Lenovo Ideapad Y560 and it was suucesful!!!

Hope this helps!!!

Regards

Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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Re: Bios Recovery For ideapad laptops!!

Hi

 

Good Info should help those who are looking for Bios recovery .

I had tried similar for my S10-3 and it worked

 

Cheers!!!

pas09
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Re: Bios Recovery For ideapad laptops!!

will this work on all the IdeaPad series including the newest Y580?

ishaan
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Re: Bios Recovery For ideapad laptops!!

It would work for the y580 if the bios is a pheonix bios and all the other having ideapads having the pheonix bios.
Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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Re: Bios Recovery For ideapad laptops!!

No, it won't, because newer ideapads, afaik, have insydeh20 bioses. Hovewer, there's a LOT of info about recovering insyde bioses, you can easily find it, if you want.
Onnj
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Message 6 of 61

Re: Bios Recovery For ideapad laptops!!

How about it t400?? I've been trying for a lot of time but still no result. . . I dont know if I am doing it wrong help guys Smiley Sad

help help help
ishaan
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Re: Bios Recovery For ideapad laptops!!

"Hold Fn+R or Fn+f or Fn+B or Win+B key and then plug in adapter. Just after Plugging in the ac adapter, Press the power button .

Did you try other key combinations? And is your laptop showing any signs of life lately?

Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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ishaan
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Re: Bios Recovery For ideapad laptops!!

UPDATE!!!!!
For the newer ideapads this method wont work because they have insyde bios. Below is link for the insyde bios recovery.
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/13095-Undocumented-INSYDE-BIOS-recovery-method-Use-andy-s-t...
Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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KilgoreTrout
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Message 9 of 61

Re: Bios Recovery For ideapad laptops!!

Please see this post, how do I recover BIOS on a Lenovo Ideapad Z580?

 

BIOS Lost after SSD upgrade

Sup3r1or
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Message 10 of 61

Re: Bios Recovery For ideapad laptops!!

Will this work on Y480?

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