W701 dead

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by TheSilence, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. TheSilence

    TheSilence MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    yesterday i got my new Lenovo W701.

    I downloaded the Lenovo Update Tool and tried to update the bios as well.

    After about half an hour, the laptop restartet (i though the tool has finished)

    But now the laptop doesn't show anything and doesn't do anything when i power it on.

    I think i the bios update tool has broken my bios.

    Can anyone help me?

    (Sorry for my english :) )
     
  2. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    I know 2 members that have already managed to recover a Lenovo:

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...Bioses-especially-Thinkpad.?p=90337#post90337

    Try ausdims method, if you need help to obtain your bios.wph, let me know...I can do it for you.
    Use uniextract to extract the *.FL1 file from your 6kuj04us.exe and then the e_bcpvpw.exe tool to expand the bios

    Syntax:
    e_bcpvpw.exe your_file.Fl1 bios.wph
     
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  3. TheSilence

    TheSilence MDL Novice

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    I tried the method described in the posts you show me, but i think the laptop doesn't read anything from the stick (the led of the stick isn't blinking)
     
  4. Yen

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    Too bad..maybe try another usb port? And remove battery and after half an hour insert it again.

    It's not your fault that the bios update has failed....I would bring it back to your seller and say you want another one.
     
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  5. TheSilence

    TheSilence MDL Novice

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    I tried all usb port, no success

    The lenovo support hotline said, that it was my fault .... so I will have to pay for the repair :(

    anyway, thanks for your efforts!
     
  6. Yen

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    #6 Yen, Jul 22, 2010
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    I would remove the battery and power cord/ wait 30 minutes / reinsert it and try it again.
    I don't know in which country you live, and what's about warranty. But IMO it's not your fault. What about to go to your seller (not Lenovo) and say that the Notebook never worked?

    You did nothing wrong, you have used an official tool, nothing else...

    Anyway good luck with whatever you'll do..
     
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  7. souravipc53

    souravipc53 MDL Novice

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    if you are from India, sue Lenevo in the consumer forum. You will get your replacement, and don tell them that you flashed the bios( see the last part seems to be a naughty job but If you want ur lappy back do what i have said.)