04-14-2012 01:27 PM
I am new to this forum and please let me say a big Thank You for your help in advance.
I am using a lenovo thinkpad x200 running windows vista with service pack 1.
The laptop has always been running fine and has never given me any issues. Unfortunately, all this came to an end yesterday when I ran the system assistant which did a round of updates and it prompted me to reflash my bios.
I did what was instructed and closed all open applications and after the laptop restarted, there was a noise from the harddisk (the sound was basically like what happens if the harddisk suddenly loses power). Then, all i got was a black screen, no harddisk acitvity with only the power cable LED and another LED (with the shape of a N tiled at 20 degrees) on.
I searched the forum and did what was suggested in this entry: http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Blank-screen-after-Bios-Upgrade-on-X200/ta-p/29...
This is what I did so far"
I am really desperate as I really like my lenovo x200 and there is important data on the laptop. I would appreciate any suggestions on how I can solve this. Its amazing how a simple update can turn into such a disaster. Now i know i should never upgrade or update my Bios (or at least proceed with extreme caution).
Anyone can provide some help to get my laptop workin again?
Thank you very much,
04-14-2012 04:06 PM
04-15-2012 05:34 AM - edited 04-15-2012 07:25 AM
I tried puting in a wireless usb keyboard, the input field is unresponsive. Also, I am not sure if I remember the password correctly.
04-15-2012 05:59 AM
04-15-2012 07:24 AM
There is no * so it seems that my keystrokes are not being registered. Using a USB wireless keyboard also does not register any keystrokes.
04-15-2012 07:40 AM
04-16-2012 02:14 AM
hmm, I see, so might you have any suggestions what i now do about it? Sorry because tweaking with Bios is something pretty new to me.
04-16-2012 04:13 AM
05-04-2012 11:14 AM
Sorry for the late reply, I was overseas for two weeks. My x200 does not have an inbuilt CD rom drive, and I can borrow a usb CD rom drive, but I am not able to access the bios to change the boot priority. I will borrow a USB cd rom drive and let you know.