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yoga book windows does not boot, cannot even get into the BIOS

2019-02-07, 21:28 PM

When I turn the device on the light flashes a bit, then most of the time pen light will flash but it keeps flashing and the device never seems to boot.

If I hold the BIOS shotcut (power + vol up) the light flashes for a bit, then stops. Sometimes it starts flashing again before stopping again. The display never comes on regardless of what I do. The halo keyboard never comes on and any keyboard I plug in are never registered by the machine.

Any ideas?

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Re: yoga book windows does not boot, cannot even get into the BIOS

2019-02-10, 6:50 AM

Have you tried holding the power button for 15 seconds? if not, try it and let us know if it works. Also, was your Yoga Book out of charge? Leave it plugged in for a few hours and try again.

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Re: yoga book windows does not boot, cannot even get into the BIOS

2019-02-10, 14:02 PM

It is charged and I've held the button down for various different periods of time; ranging from the minimum to getting the light to flash, to a full minute. I just tried holding it for exactly 15 seconds and this did not trigger different behaviour, nor did vol+ with power for 15 seconds or any other amount of time.

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Re: yoga book windows does not boot, cannot even get into the BIOS

2019-02-10, 14:06 PM

It should be noted my yoga book has not experienced wear beyond cosmetic damage and recently it's just been on my desk with no force acting upon it but gravity. I haven't dropped the device or anything like that. One day it just stopped working. I suspect a ribbon cable in the hinge has failed but I want to believe there's an actual solution to this problem

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Re: yoga book windows does not boot, cannot even get into the BIOS

2019-07-15, 18:23 PM

Yep, got the exact same problem, small light shows its charged, small pencil light on keyboard is flashing, display is on, but literally doesnt show me anything, doesnt even load a Lenovo logo during boot or BIOS. Just sits here at me table and doing nothing. I think this should be considered as Lenovo faulty product and should give us customers a money back. It is happening to alot of people. Oh and yeah, keyboard donest even react to my touch, like at all.

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Re: yoga book windows does not boot, cannot even get into the BIOS

2019-07-15, 22:44 PM

It may not actually help with your problem but   -  the power light flashing indicates the Yoga Book is charging, not that it is turned on.

Also the keyboard will not respond in the bios or initially during loading windows. It will only function once the drivers have been successfully loaded. Equaly the flashing pen light only indicates that the drivers haven't loaded. The point is, these don't suggest anything about why booting or windows starting isn't happening.

 

As I recall getting into the bios you have to get the timing right - releasing the power button when the power light first comes on and not keep on holding.

 

Prior to the keyboard starting you could possibly use the touchscreen if possible, or the power and volume keys, or an external keyboard plugged into the usb port. The latter should work ok (offhand I can't remember which works best of the others and assuming you can get into the bios or recovery screen). 

 

If there is more info you can then give it might help others help you.

 

 

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Re: yoga book windows does not boot, cannot even get into the BIOS

2019-07-16, 7:55 AM

I have been into the BIOS before so I know how to do it. The light flashes regardless of whether the device is plugged in or not. It does not respond to peripherals at all, and it doesn't interact with displays connected over HDMI. All that happens when I hold the power button down is what I described in my initial posts.

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Re: yoga book windows does not boot, cannot even get into the BIOS

2019-07-16, 10:07 AM

The charging LED flashes while the device is booting up OR when the device is charging. You should contact Lenovo directly for this matter.

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Re: yoga book windows does not boot, cannot even get into the BIOS

2019-08-16, 23:04 PM

I had the same problem with my 710-ikbs. Without warning it became an expensive paperweight and tech support was no help. It seemed like the mother board was bad so I ordered a new one on line. When I was preparing to swap the motherboard, I noticed the display cable connector on the motherboard was slightly pulled away. As I played with the connector to get it properly seated, I heard the fan come on for several seconds. That was the first sign of life I saw since it stopped working. SOLUTION. I ordered a new display cable on line, installed it and magically my laptop was working again. You may want to see if this may be your problem. I searched so many times on line for a solution and never saw any posts that mentioned the display cable. Like you, I had a blinking light and that's all when it stopped working and could not even get to BIOS. This fix cost me $11. I hope this works for you as well.

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Re:yoga book windows does not boot, cannot even get into the BIOS

2020-10-20, 18:08 PM

How did you open the digitizer panel to get to the cable? Where did you order the cable from?  Many thanks!

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