12-29-2013 02:00 AM
my laptop had this problem: System may fail to resume from Hibernation state..
i found a solution on lenovo website :http://support.lenovo.com/en_IL/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT077884
and it says that i need to update the bios.. so i downloaded the BIOS Update Utility for Windows (system runs WIN 7 64Bit) start the setup and it stuck and stop working, the computer freezes. so i waited a while and still nothing and shut it down. now all i got is blank screen, the red LED and CPU fan working but nothing happens. i look for a recovery soultion and found the Phoenix Wincrisis, but it wont work, i browsed the HDD for the BIOS files, and i got the backup file, try to rename it to BIOS.WPH as this guide says: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-S-series-Netbooks/LENOVO-BIOS-RECOVERY/td-p/332989
but it's not working, tried to do that from a floppy usb but some of the bios files are(tried a couple that i found couse on lenovo website there only the utility or the iso but cannot fine the bios file itself so i can be sure that its the right file i'm using) bigger then the floppy.. so it used also 16GB disk on key.. nothing! please help me, dose any one have a soultion? any help?
i also search for the BIOS CHIP on the board but i cant find it, mabye i can buy a pre-flashed bios chip and solder it to the board
i have the log file from the HDD if it helps
Thank you so much!
12-31-2013 12:07 AM
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I’m sorry to hear that BIOS update failed in your Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 and is not turning on properly now.
A failed BIOS update could have bricked the motherboard probably. I strongly recommend you to contact our technical support for assistance.
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I’m sure they will be a great help.
12-31-2013 03:35 AM
I am having the same problem keep me updated and I will keep you updated, I am trying to find the bios chip on the board as I might need to replace it or reprogram it.
12-31-2013 11:59 PM
01-02-2014 12:07 AM - edited 01-02-2014 12:22 AM
You can't replace the Bios as it is soldered to the motherboard. Either replace the motherboard or use an external application to flush the bios using a bios backup file (if you have one).
My bios backup file is at C:\DRIVERS\Flash\8huj17us\BIOS.BAK (Edge E520)
Universal BIOS Backup Toolkit
01-06-2014 11:52 AM