01-08-2015 10:23 AM
I understand that this means there is a system board error. I have a very good reason to believe that the BIOS had an issue (when I checked it before this happened, it had 75 boot options listed and said the volitale memory was almost full).
Question: can I somehow force the BIOS to reset itself? Is there a pin short I can use for this?
Of course I am 2 weeks out of warranty :/ I assume if I sent it in they would just charge for a boarsd swap... likely $500-$600 dollars.
Thanks for any help!
01-08-2015 02:42 PM
01-08-2015 03:21 PM
Do it well, worse becomes itself
01-08-2015 04:25 PM
All the pins look pristine.
This happened after the BIOS froze for a LONG time and I had to reset. Pretty sure that what did this and killed the system board. That beep sequence says it can be DIMM or System Board in the documentation I found.
01-08-2015 05:05 PM
Ok, no idea what changed, but I have the LCD back.
I get 2 errors after the :enovo splash screen.
1. Check you clock, yada yada.
1. Non-volitile memory is about full. Press F1 to enter setup.
Only F1 does anything, and even then it just shows a cursor in the upper left corner that just stays there (no blinking). Then it freezes and has to be rebooted to start that all over again.
01-08-2015 05:51 PM
Just so you can imagine what I am saying a bit easier
I press the power buttoin and boot. I get the LENOVO splash screen. Whether I hit Enter to to go the menu or not, I get this:
After I press F1 (the ONLY button that does anything besides the power button powering it off), I get this:
No flashing; it is just frozen on the screen. I have also tried to attach a CD with the BIOS utility... but as it cannt even get past this point, I can't pick what to boot from or flash the BIOS :/
01-08-2015 07:47 PM