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03-20-2014

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Thinkpad S531 - No Beep / Black LCD

2014-03-20, 10:11 AM

Hi Community,

I have a 2013 Lenovo Thinkpad S531.

Everything was fine the first 2 weeks.

But then suddenly after beeing switched off for longer time or in hibernation mode the laptop did not start up

properly anymore.

Symptoms:

   - screen is black/off/blank

   - no POST BIOS beep

 

The only thing that helps is unmounting the RAM and reseat it.


I am running linux with a 3.11 kernel on it. I deactivated secure boot and uefi is switched to legacy. Further I deactivated Intel Rapid Start Technology since I use the internal SSD as swap.

 

I think it could be either a bios problem or a motherboard defect.

Has anyone else experienced something like this?

 

Regards

voltage531

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07-24-2014

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Re: Thinkpad S531 - No Beep / Black LCD

2014-07-24, 21:05 PM

Hello Voltage,

 

I have exactly the same issue : Lenovo S531 bought in september 2013 and it fails to boot (the fan and the leds wake up on power, but the screen keeps black and doesn't load the BIOS). I didn't change anything in the BIOS parameters as you did.

 

Did you solve your issue ?

 

Regards,

Fred Martin

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