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05-18-2013

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X201 failed BIOS update

2013-05-19, 9:59 AM

Hi all,

I tried to update BIOS on my x201, but it crashed and now my computer seems to be bricked.
After all, I'd like to bring it back to work.
When I try to turn my PC on, it beeps "-.." (bad MB) but I think that it's just BIOS failure, because it was ok before unsuccessful update.

Is there any way to fix it?

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Re: X201 failed BIOS update

2013-05-19, 23:11 PM

The fact that u are getting a beep code indicated that your x201 may not be totally bricked.

 

Try the following procedure: 

 

Remove battery and disconnect the  AC adapter. Press and hold the power button for several seconds and then repeat the press and hold several more times.  Re-attach battery and AC and then try to restart the system.  

 

Good luck

 

PS: One long and 2 short beeps can also indicate faulty memory.  Try removing memory and restarting laptop with no memory; then replace memory and try again

 

 

 

 

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