cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
unhinged
Paper Tape
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-02-2016
Location: US
Views: 767
Message 1 of 4

U410 Entering BIOS from external display

Hi,

 

Like most U410 owners my laptop eventually fell to the broken hing problem wich also cracked my display.  Of course this happen just after the warranty ended as well. Anyways it's still a dual core i7 with decent specs so I thought i'd turn it into a HTPC and Linux server.

 

Problem is I can't get into bios/firmware to disable UEFI from an external display, it boots strait to windows.  I've even tried unplugging to monitor cable with no luck.

 

Anyone have any similar problems or know any solutions?

 

Sr Support Specialist
Posts: 7,800
Registered: ‎11-30-2015
Location: PH
Views: 734
Message 2 of 4

Re: U410 Entering BIOS from external display

Hi unhinged , 

 

 

Welcome to the Community Forums. 

 

How was it powering off the pc , then unplug the charger and remove the battery . Power drain it by pressing the power button down for 15 seconds , plug in the charger and use the Novo button (item 1 let side page4 One key recovery)  to turn on instead of the power button.

 

How was it if you just remove the harddrive ?

 

Update us how it goes.

 

 

Regards



Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.

dghosh1
What's DOS?
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-18-2018
Location: IN
Views: 218
Message 3 of 4

Re: U410 Entering BIOS from external display

Hi,

 

Like most U410 owners my laptop eventually fell to the broken hing problem wich also cracked my display.  Of course this happen just after the warranty ended as well. Anyways i still want it with decent specs so I thought i'd turn it into a HTPC and Linux server.

 

Problem is I can't get into bios/firmware to disable UEFI from an external display, it boots strait to windows.  I've even tried unplugging to monitor cable with no luck.

 

Anyone have any similar problems or know any solutions?

 

 

Mod's edit: this thread was merged with an existing discussion.

 

Sr Support Specialist
Posts: 7,800
Registered: ‎11-30-2015
Location: PH
Views: 198
Message 4 of 4

Re: U410 Entering BIOS from external display

Hi dghosh1,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

BIOS default are configured on the built in screen so aside from grabbing a compatible LCD panel maybe you can try the disconnecting the LCD cable internally so that the only detected display is the external similar to what they have tried here.

 

This may not always work and seems it would also be hard blindly mapping the BIOS so personally we usually get to the workshop and find any refurbished LCD panel to connect and set it.

 

I hope this helps answer your query.

Update us how it goes.

 

 

Mod's Edit: Updated Subject line after merge.

 



Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.

Check out current deals!


Shop current deals

Top Kudoed Authors