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Lenovo s205 Bricked, probably BIOS. Help Needed.

Hello Lenovo community.

I own a s205 and have been quite happy with it, that is until yesterday when I encountered a problem I can't seem to fix.

I wanted to switch from windows 10 to kubuntu. My s205 would be on it's eight OS, but I’ve bricked it somehow - and i think it's the BIOS.

What happens now when i boot it is; there is a black non-lit screen for about 10 secs, then it blinks "Lenovo Misto Ontario" (http://puu.sh/ppPdp/e95611ddf1.jpg) extremely quickly, I think it's the beginning of a boot message. - and then it's just a lit black screen from there on out. i've had it on for upward of 20 mins and nothing happens.

I suspect it's a BIOS corruption of some sorts but I’m actually not sure. I've tried reinstalling the BIOS, via the Pheonix Crisis Recovery which several threads here has explained. But I don't know if it is the BIOS because I get the same boot sequence each time. fn+b, fn+r, fn+esc, win+b, win+r, win+esc, or the right arrow key (like one suggested) seems to make no difference to this, niether dose holding the power button for any length of time, after a few secs of pressing the power button the laptop just switches off again, like a hard reset.
Threads I’ve looked at and tried;
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-U-and-S-Series-Notebooks/S205-Issues-with-Bios-Recovery/m-p/5231...
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-U-and-S-Series-Notebooks/LENOVO-BIOS-RECOVERY/m-p/332989#M11737
http://askubuntu.com/questions/549193/black-screen-restarts-after-upgrade-to-14-10

I've yet to disassemble my laptop like this guy, because i don't have a soldering iron, and i doubt i'm very handy with it.
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-U-and-S-Series-Notebooks/S205-BIOS-Recovery-Any-solutions/m-p/80...


So any advice out there? I really doubt it's an irreversible problem, it's quite good hardware, and I would hate to loose it (or buy a new for that matter if this one can be fixed)

I hope there's someone who can help me out there!

UPDATE:
I tried disassembling my s205 and removed the cmos battery for at few mins, but after reasemble the problem still persists. no change at all.

Helgard
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Re: Lenovo s205 Bricked, probably BIOS. Help Needed.

I have the same problem. Is there any solution how to repair my laptop?

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Re: Lenovo s205 Bricked, probably BIOS. Help Needed.

Hi All!

Welcome to the Community Forums.

We highly recommend to bring the laptop to a service center for repair. We do not suggest our customers to do any modifications on the motherboard as this may cause further damage. Kindly check the link below for the list of service center near your location. 

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht118678

Regards,



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Re: Lenovo s205 Bricked, probably BIOS. Help Needed.

I`ve already fixed my laptop by myself. Soldered out the BIOS chip, flashed the binary, that was inside that package and soldered it back to the motherboard. Now my laptop works well, thanks!

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