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Accidentally turned off laptop during update, now it is just black

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July 4, 2014 1:29:45 AM

My Computer is on auto update, yesterday as it was updating, i removed the battery and the plug, am not sure what is was updating, tried to switch it on when i got home it was showing black screen. tried switching on and pressing F8 but it didnt switch on. Tryied removing the battery it didnt switch on..... what should i do?

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July 4, 2014 1:39:33 AM

what's the model of the laptop?
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July 4, 2014 1:43:14 AM

Its a windows 8.1, Lenovo G580. Dual core processor, what could be the problem
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July 4, 2014 2:09:50 AM

If these are Windows updates, it shouldn't prevent access to the BIOS. Have you tried to press the F8 key continuously until you get to the boot menu? If you only pressed it once, you may not have done it at the right time. If you do manage to get into the boot menu, select Last Known Good Configuration, which should boot Windows as it was just before the updates were applied.
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July 4, 2014 2:29:34 AM

Like Bicycle_Repair_Man has stated, if you can see the lenovo splash screen, then it's just a problem with your OS. Most likely it was just a windows update.
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July 4, 2014 2:55:18 AM

Thanks guys for the help
But the thing is, when i plug in, its automatically switching on, but the screen is still black, its showing nothing; like its off, but the laptop shows its on. The processor is heating up showing that its processing something, the inside fan is working but the screen is still black.

am pluzzled
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July 7, 2014 12:42:56 AM

shabirvadalia said:
Thanks guys for the help
But the thing is, when i plug in, its automatically switching on, but the screen is still black, its showing nothing; like its off, but the laptop shows its on. The processor is heating up showing that its processing something, the inside fan is working but the screen is still black.

am pluzzled


When that happens, does the laptop power off immediately with a single press of the power button? If so, it can't boot past BIOS so you'll need to connect an external monitor to see what's causing the problem. It may simply be waiting for an input command.
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July 7, 2014 11:29:36 PM

bicycle_repair_man said:
shabirvadalia said:
Thanks guys for the help
But the thing is, when i plug in, its automatically switching on, but the screen is still black, its showing nothing; like its off, but the laptop shows its on. The processor is heating up showing that its processing something, the inside fan is working but the screen is still black.

am pluzzled


When that happens, does the laptop power off immediately with a single press of the power button? If so, it can't boot past BIOS so you'll need to connect an external monitor to see what's causing the problem. It may simply be waiting for an input command.


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July 7, 2014 11:35:32 PM

I have tried using the external monitor, but its not showing anything, plus when i want to power off; i have to press and hold. I want to ask: if the Bios has crashed does the processor still function, because when i switch it on the processor is shows that its working, the fun shows it working, everything shows that is seems to be normal.
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July 8, 2014 12:18:05 AM

It sounds to me like the problem is with the video card driver. Windows Update can install new ones and it may have been doing that when you accidentally turned the laptop off.

My only suggestion now is to rebuild the laptop.
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July 8, 2014 12:50:26 AM

yeah, I'd take any files you have on the PC off of it and restore it back to factory defaults with a windows restore disc.
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