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T460 won't boot: "to interrupt normal strat up, press Enter"

2018-10-28, 12:02 PM

Hello community, hope you can help out me here :)

 

well, my T460 it's been like this for a few days already, I can't find a suitable solution because I didn't find the exact same problem on the forum. It just won't boot W10 pro, not even a single time. It has happened before a couple of times, but eventually it worked and booted w10.

 

The first time it didn't show the "to interrupt normal strat up, press Enter" message, but after the second try it does, although Enter doesn't help, nor switch ON/OFF quickly does. I've also tried to fully charge it (it has the save battery lifespan mode ON, so about 85% is the max it can charge)

 

I run out of things to try, hope together can come to a suitable solution. Thank you! 

 

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Re: T460 won't boot: "to interrupt normal strat up, press Enter"

2018-10-29, 4:28 AM
Update#1
Yesterday I opened the laptop, unplugged the internal battery, 2x RAM slots and SSD to check if everything was well connected (it seemed so)

After replug everything back, tried again, and this time the screen won't show any Lenovo logo, no display at all :smileysad:

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Re: T460 won't boot: "to interrupt normal strat up, press Enter"

2018-10-31, 1:41 AM

update #2

 

I've opened it again and switched the RAM modules a few times (non sense), the Lenovo logo is back with the "to interrupt normal strat up, press Enter" message, just like at the beginning, Enter key won't launch the BIOS.

 

BTW, the Fn key combinations work (I tried lite keyboard up and silence the sound through led on F1)

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Re: T460 won't boot: "to interrupt normal strat up, press Enter"

2018-10-31, 1:47 AM

It is hard to be sure without seeing it.  If I had to guess,, and I stress the word guess, I would say that the hanging at startup was the SSD getting sick and timing out.  Then, when you took it apart without disabling the internal battery, you blew a fuse on the motherboard.  If that is true, if you shine a flashlight into the screen from the side when you turn it on, you will see a faint image of the Lenovo startup screen.


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2018-10-31, 2:14 AM

Thanks for your message. I just edit the previous message, the Lenovo logo is back full bright after switching the RAM modules, so we're back on the OP problem: can't boot w10, nor access the BIOS... any ideas? You think the EVO SSD might be it? It would launch BIOS anyway, right?

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2018-10-31, 3:00 AM

I was typing when you mentioned the RAM swap, so forget what I said about the fuse.  A drive that times out will not let you get to the BIOS.  Pull out the SSD and see is you can boot normally into the BIOS.


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2018-10-31, 3:33 AM

Thanks, will try tonight when I get home and upate the thread :smileyhappy:

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Re: T460 won't boot: "to interrupt normal strat up, press Enter"

2018-11-03, 5:09 AM

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It was the SSD, thanks for the help!!

 

I took it off and I was able to launch the BIOS, plus I installed an SSD from my other laptop and it booted w10, so new SSD it is... I was afraid it could be sth more expensive, but it's OK

 

The question now is EVO 850 VS EVO 860, the 850 seems to be faster, both 3DTLC

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