I have a Lenovo X200 (built in webcam, 128GB SSD, 9 Cell, Windows Vista Business preload) that I purchased second hand a month ago.
The system was running great, I was happily setting it up to my liking and preferences.
I have decided to run the System Update software to perform recommended driver updates - along with a recommended BIOS upgrade.
Now in general I am for BIOS upgrades, since many times the newer versions can improve system performance and health.
Also, since the upgrade process (while less recommended from Windows) usually works out just fine, I have encountered one of those more rare cases where it does not.
The system completed the BIOS flasing successfully, rebooted and never posted again.
I have waited patiently several minutes to allow the system to recover, but nothing happened.
Once I saw that the system is not responding, I have decided to try shutting it off and turning it on again, however this did not change the situation.
After reading around the web, here are the following steps I have tried:
*Took out the batter/disconnected the power plug and tried pressing the power button several times
*Took apart the palm rest/keyboard and disconnected the CMOS battery
*Removed the memory sticks and hard drive
After disconnecting the CMOS battery, I fired up the system again and this time I got to the POST screen (if I press the blue ThinkVantage button the system enters the BIOS, with the error message of the time/date being incorrect), however upon entering the BIOS, the keyboard is not responding.
I have tried connecting an external USB keyboard, but it was not recognized either.The system basically enters the BIOS and just "hangs".
Is there anything that I can do to remedy this?
I am afraid that the system's warranty expired just recently (February) so I can't send it to the Lenovo service center (I am sure that out warranty systems will be costly to repair).
Any help will be greatly appreciated!