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Hardware issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zxspectrum, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

    Si my laptops in for repair at lenovo as its under warranty, the invertor has packed up, the screen lights up for a few seconds when booting, then goes dim, i could set it up to a TV, and i get my screen back etc, but as its a laptop, this is not practical.

    One thing that is baffling me is that lenovo are asking for bios passwords to fit this invertor. They claim they need acccess but im not so sure. Or am i missing something?? Im sure all the invertor does is provide the power/signal to the backlight? If this is the case then why would they need a bios password as its not going to make any difference in the bios set up.

    Or is it???

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  2. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

    My guess is that they have a standard process they follow, as well as installing the inverter they'll flash the BIOS etc and reset everything to factory defaults.

    Many of the big hardware suppliers do the same thing.
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  3. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

    Yes, they wouldn't want to cut all power (inc. bios battery) whilst working on it when the BIOS has a password - they'll want to factory default it (to be absolutely sure that it'll reboot fine when all re-assembled).

    Nothing to be paranoid about, I'd say...
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  4. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    Possibly want to upgrade your firmware mate, just give them it so you can get it back I'd say.
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