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idjf34jf
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Yoga 260 (20FE) BIOS bricked computer

Hi,

 

I ran the Lenovo system update software and it found a BIOS update version 1.33.117.  I choose to install it and it restarted my computer, the fans ramped up to max, and it appeared to flash the BIOS.  When it restarted it never came back up.  The power light on the side and the Thinkpad light on the top of the case is on, but the screen is black.  Holding the power button does nothing.

 

The computer was received with UEFI BIOS Version 1.32/N1GET53W.

The embedded controller version is 1.15/N1GHT38W.

 

Is this computer bricked?  Should I just wait for the battery to drain and then try to boot up?

 

The computer is running Windows 7 64bit.

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Re: Yoga 260 (20FE) BIOS bricked computer

There is an emergency reset hole where you can push a button using something like a sewing needle.  Turn the computer over and it is on the left.  There are 2 holes on that side - a drain hole and the reset hole.  The one you want is closer to the hinge


Rich


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Re: Yoga 260 (20FE) BIOS bricked computer

Thank you -- that worked.

 

It is showing the new BIOS version.

 

I appreciate your help.

dan_ob5
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Re: Yoga 260 (20FE) BIOS bricked computer

I have same problem. Not resolved by fix. I applied the latest BIOS update from the website. 

 

Computer rebooted. Froze after Begin Flashing with .... Waited an hour. No movement. Rebooted computer. Black screen. Appears bricked.

 

Reset button does not work.

 

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