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Registered: ‎09-09-2010
Location: Texas
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s10-3 bios update failure

I tried to install 2acn31ww. It did not work. System will not boot up. No error messages. Nothing on screen. No beeps or any other noise.

 

Is it recoverable or have I really killed the machine?

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Registered: ‎09-12-2010
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Re: s10-3 bios update failure

What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎11-27-2010
Location: Germany
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Re: s10-3 bios update failure

Hi,

 

method is not working for me. Does anyone know how to recover the bios on S10-3?????

Please help!

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Posts: 13,431
Registered: ‎12-07-2009
Location: Česká Republika
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Re: s10-3 bios update failure

contact lenovo support line and ask for replacement.


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Registered: ‎09-11-2010
Location: Canada
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Re: s10-3 bios update failure

Hi the same thing happened to me with my S10.  It went dead when trying to update the bios.

The only way around this is total motherboard replacement from factory.

 

 

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Registered: ‎05-06-2011
Location: Finland
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S10-3 BIOS update failed - no warranty

We recently received two faulty Ideapad S10-3, where the internal 3G modem did not work.  One of our customers, who was going on business travel the same day, was promised a minilaptop with 3G functionality installed ready. As we did not have any replacement units incoming before the next day, we first tried a complete clean reinstall, checked all BIOS-settings and tried different SIM-cards. As a last effort, we decided to update the BIOS.

 

Big mistake. Half way through the BIOS-update, the computer shuts down abruptly. There was no indication of a power outlet, as we had several other laptops installing on the same cord. We can not see how we can have downloaded the wrong BIOS update, as it was a straight link from entering the laptops serial number. We also went back and checked this afterwards.

 

Our Lenovo support representative tells us that this is a user fault and not covered by the warranty. However, from reading similar posts on these forums, it seems that there are several cases where this has in fact been covered by warranty.

 

Are there different policies on this from country to country?

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Re: S10-3 BIOS update failed - no warranty

@ common72
try bios recovery as mreckhof suggested above.

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-22-2011
Location: lemoore CA
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Re: s10-3 bios update failure

so i contacted lenovo / " answering service on a calling cicuit in mumbai india" and was sent instructions on sending it in... though my waranty covers repair of what lenovo's bios update did..... will they also flash the bios with the update? initially i was flashing the bios with the update to go ahead and install more RAM wich most likeley voids the waranty, so i would like to know if the service tech's in texas are going to update my bios so i can install the new ram.

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Registered: ‎06-22-2011
Location: lemoore CA
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Re: S10-3 BIOS update failed - no warranty

as long as you didnt open the netbook or take it apart in any way, and the BIOS update was downloaded from the lenovo site it should be covered.... i am sending mine in today for bios flash failure.

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Re: s10-3 bios update failure

probably they will replace the main-board and also flash bios update. you should be able to install more ram without voiding your warranty but still, to make sure, call lenovo support line.
( warranty conditions may change by country )

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