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applecider
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Registered: ‎10-21-2016
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Yoga 2 Pro not booting after wifi card upgrade.

Hi. I have recently purchased and installed the 7260NGW Dual Band Wifi Card from "https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GUNZUG0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creative...".

 

However, after installing the new card and booting, I get the message "Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failure. Insert Recovery Media and Hit any key. Then select 'Boot Manager' to choose a new Boot Device or to Boot Recovery Media." Going into the Boot Manager, there are no options for me to boot (i.e. CD, hard disk, usb). The same thing happens when I swap back in the old wifi card. I have tried the solutions at https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-2-Pro-Boot-errors/td-p/1665397 but it still does not work.

 

What is going on and is there any other way for me to restore the laptop? If not, is it possible to use a mSATA to USB to retrieve data off my existing SSD?

 

Thanks for all the help.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro not booting after wifi card upgrade.

Hi applecider  , 

 

Welcome to the Community Forums. 

 

Boot media missing is like saying that the pc do not see any harddrive or any operating system to boot from. 

Try turning off the machine and use the Novo button (item 9 page 58) to power on. 

Select BIOS set up to check if the harddrive is detected , F9 to load defaults and go to exit tab assuring optimal defaults are correct before saving and exiting.

 

If the BIOS don't see the harddrive , you may try reseating the harddrive itself that may have gone loose during the process.

 

To back up your data, (assuming that the harddrive is still viable) booting to a live rescue media or slaving it to an external harddrive enclosure connected to another machine can help you transfer files. 

 

Update us how things go. 

 

Regards



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applecider
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro not booting after wifi card upgrade.

Hi spidey101! Thanks for the reply.

 

I brought my Yoga 2 Pro down to the local service centre and it started up correctly on the technician's first try. I did not see what he did, but I'm guessing that he loaded the default BIOS settings. This was done with the old preinstalled wifi card.

 

However, I still do see the message I mentioned in the first post but a doing a restart fixes the issue. The service centre has advised me do a factory reset via the Novo button. I shall try the factory reset when I'm free and I'll see how it goes and I'll decide whether to reinstall my new wifi card. Smiley Happy

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