Lenovo Laptop Wont Turn On – No lights or Blinking Power Light

Issue: Several Lenovo laptop models have known issues powering on from sleep, suspend  or hibernation mode. An affected laptop may be fine and then randomly wont turn on. The Power LED may do nothing or may blink 3 times when pressed and then nothing further happens – no POST messages, no beeps, nothing…

Prevention – Update the BIOS!!

Solution #1 – Reset Hole

  1. Unplug Power
  2. Find a paper clip
  3. Find the Emergency Reset Hole on your laptop
  4. Press and hold the Reset Hole for ten seconds
  5. Power on, update BIOS

Solution #2 – Power Drain

  1. Unplug power
  2. Remove bottom cover (search Youtube for a removal guide for your model)
  3. Remove both the “external” and internal Batteries
  4. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds
  5. Replace batteries, shell and power, Turn on.
  6. Power on, update BIOS

Solution #3 – Remove CMOS battery

  1. Unplug power
  2. Remove bottom shell (video)
  3. Unplug the CMOS battery for 30 seconds (video)
  4. Replace shell
  5. Power on and update BIOS
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