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Lenovo Ideapad laptop doesn't start [Solved]

Ask a question AnLLIa 2Posts Sunday July 21, 2013Registration date July 22, 2013 Last seen - Last answered on Mar 20, 2016 05:32PM
Hi!

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z565 laptop. When not using it, I usually leave it in sleep mode. For a long time it's had problems with coming back from sleep mode; when opening the lid, the fan and indicators would start, but not the screen. I've often had to try bringing it back several times before it worked.
This time, it would not come back at all. So I shut it down by pressing down the power button. And since then, when trying to start it, the following happens:
- power indicator is on
- the screen is completely off
- the fan isn't on, but there's some noise
- DVD drive makes a sound
- HDD indicator is off
- can't enter boot menu

What I've tried so far:
- connecting an external display - still nothing
- tried turning on after disassembling/assembling battery, RAM, HDD and with/without each - no result
- checked battery and AC/DC adapter with a multimeter and they seem to work
- inserted the HDD into another laptop - works

Is there anything else I can try before giving up? :(
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I suggest you try the following:
1. remove battery and unplug from wall
2. press start button and hold down for 60 seconds
3. install battery and power cord
4. start laptop normally

This procedure sometimes fixes the hybernation problem.

Good Luck
AnLLIa 2Posts Sunday July 21, 2013Registration date July 22, 2013 Last seen - Jul 22, 2013 09:27AM
I tried this as well, but the result is the same...

Also, I tried it when disassembling optical drive and keyboard in addition to what I mentioned before, same result.

I unscrewed almost everything eventually, but (at least visually) both motherboard and CPU looked fine. I could try out the CPU on my working laptop, but I'm afraid of loosing them both :(
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Rose- Mar 20, 2016 05:32PM
It worked! Thanks!
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