10-06-2016 12:36 PM
My 3 year old Ideapad S510P/Windows 10 started with a boot problem a few weeks ago. The symptom was that the power light came on, the disk started to spin and then 2 seconds later it shut down with the power light extinguished. About 15 seconds later this repeated and after a few attempts it would boot normally.
Last week it just stuck with the routine of trying to start - as above - and kept trying until I removed the battery.
The disk has been connected to another PC and is functional. I tried a new memory module to no effect, and also tried the routine of removing the battery, pressing power a few times and then trying to boot. Problem is identical on battery, battery + external charge and external charge only.
Nothing moves it beyond repeatedly doing the 2-3 second start-up loop.
Anyone got a suggestion other than send it for recycling?
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10-07-2016 07:50 AM
Hi Scottie83 ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Check if booting the laptop using another live rescue image would be the same or removing the harddrive and staying in the BIOS for 20-30 minutes.
Shut down may be due to heating or other factors that needed to be isolate.
Update us how it goes.
10-10-2016 01:37 PM
You latched on to the inverse of the situation. The problem with the pc is that it will not start, not that it does an auto-shutdown. Unless you consider an auto-shutdown at 3 seconds into the boot cycle.
Having said that, I noted your suggestions and tried booting with a live rescue cd and had the same result. The power light came on, cd spun for about 3 seconds and then shut down and the poewr light went off. This repeated at roughly 10 second intervals. I tried with the hard disk installed and removed with no difference.
Both disk partitions were checked out ok connected via the usb port of another windows pc. Data on the disk is readable on a windows pc and macbook. I also installed Speccy on this windows pc and no issues were identified.
It is almost as if the power supply can't take the load of a start-up and shuts down, but what would make it keep trying to boot? I have tried on battery, external power with no battery and external power with battery. Nothing makes a difference.
Heating is not an issue since nothing gets going long enough to warm up. The ventilator fan runs fine and there are no blockages (dust, etc.).
Any further ideas would be appreciated, but I'm not sure what else I can easily do.
10-10-2016 02:56 PM
Hi Scottie83 ,
What I usually do is isolate things down removing all other non essential devices as to complete POST (power on self test). Removing the harddrive and battery initially would help isolate a non boot from a non post issue.
Normally the system should show up with the display OEM screen and even offer BIOS access for changes even without the harddrive. If it doesn't , then most likely the harddrive or the boot is not the issue as it now shows that it cannot even boot on a live rescue image.
Narrowing things now for a no post issue , can lead to a systemboard replacement so you may now want to have it checked with your local service center for confirmation.
Update us how things go.
10-11-2016 02:30 AM
Given that it is not getting past post and the memory and hard disk are not faulty I think that the pc is probably not economically repairable. I'll give the GB Lenovo support a call but I think that it is headed for the bin. At least I can salvage a spare hard disk and pass the memory on to a colleague.
10-11-2016 06:08 AM
Hi Scottie83 ,
If it just leaves us with the systemboard , I am sure that another owner would also be interested with the LCD panel as with other parts even the chassis . You may get the parts number specific to your system here on the parts look up page.
Best luck to all your endeavors.