y510p Laptop bricked BIOS

Since I don't know where this would be best, I'll paste it here. I have had a y510p for 3 years now and have had numerous problems with it. Having replaced it I decided to use it as a desktop (Screen broke and I just use it connected to a monitor). I wanted to backflash my bios to an earlier verson (from 3.08 to 2.07) and backed up my bios on a bootable USB. The bios backflash was somewhat successful (could get into BIOS and showed that 2.07 was installed) But the screen kept flashing off and on (black background, no image displayed aside from the lenovo splash screen for about .1 of a second). I then tried re-installing my bios from the USB but the machine turned off soon as it started despite being plugged into the wall with no other outlets used and having full charge on the battery.

After that, the laptop would start but no image would be displayed (keyboard light would remain on). I got desperate and flashed and attempted to flash crisis BIOS per this guide http://blog.jimsjump.com/2016/02/07/lenovo-y510p-v305-bios-bricked-crisis-recovery-solved/ and after a minutes of constant beeping the laptop turned off.

Now when I try turning it on, it quickly turns off and on about 3 times before starting. The keyboard lights up, the fans spin for up to 30 seconds and then the machine turns off and the cycle repeats indefinitely.

I'm 100% sure It's bricked to death now, I was just wondering if there was anything else I could try? I can't even get into BIOS anymore. I was contemplating purchasing new bios chips and re-soldering them, What are your opinions guys?
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  1. ok please read my answer here http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3419249/x79a-gd65-bios-issues-bricked.html

    -or i'm just copy 'n' paste it -

    hmm go and find an IT Tech/Service that offer BIOS re-flashing. (usually they take out your bios plugin a eeprom programmer then re-flash it.), you can do it your self.

    buy this and look around the net for a guide.


    link https://www.amazon.com/BIOS-EEPROM-FLASH-Programmer-CH3...

    there are tons of this in amazon and ebay. (there are adapter for laptop bioses just search around amazon and ebay usually it comes free or as i said go fins and IT tech/company that does this for you)
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  2. qazzi said:
    ok please read my answer here http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3419249/x79a-gd65-bios-issues-bricked.html

    -or i'm just copy 'n' paste it -

    hmm go and find an IT Tech/Service that offer BIOS re-flashing. (usually they take out your bios plugin a eeprom programmer then re-flash it.), you can do it your self.

    buy this and look around the net for a guide.


    link https://www.amazon.com/BIOS-EEPROM-FLASH-Programmer-CH3...

    there are tons of this in amazon and ebay. (there are adapter for laptop bioses just search around amazon and ebay usually it comes free or as i said go fins and IT tech/company that does this for you)



    Hey Qazzi, thanks for replying.

    I had contemplated a flash reprogrammer but it is just to costly. I found a guy on ebay who reprogrammed new bios chips for me for $24 and all I have to do is solder them in-place of the faulty ones. I will reply when they come in so you know what's the end result (all the way from Taiwan.. yelp... 3 weeks delivery).
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  3. wow, you didn't find any in your country? you know there is are company in the US that supplies compatible BIOSes can you can buy from them. you try and search google. i think last time i seen one of those ads was in an pcmag magazine in there classified ads section.

    or this in the net https://www.biosflash.com/e/bios-chip-type-list.htm
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  4. Qazzi, that tool you linked too is 404 yo.

    I been trying to get my hands on one for years. Perfect for baaadbios...

    Anyways his issue might be able to be fixed with USB cable and telnet or other method to link, similar to debricking routers no need for that tool
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  5. 0ldsch00l said:
    Qazzi, that tool you linked too is 404 yo.

    I been trying to get my hands on one for years. Perfect for baaadbios...

    Anyways his issue might be able to be fixed with USB cable and telnet or other method to link, similar to debricking routers no need for that tool


    huh? no it's not 404. i can see the page just fine. which country are you from. i think that is being blocked or something.
    try this https://www.biosflash.com
    if that still does not work check there fb page. https://www.facebook.com/Biosflash

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  6. No I mean the tool to flash eprom, I can find one now maybe your amazon link wasnt working
    Reply to 0ldsch00l
  7. BUrner? Its not reusable? lol First one I LIKE

    What country is it from?
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  8. i think they didn't quite get how to describe the product they are selling. as for which country it came from only the seller can answer that. you could message them about it or check the description.
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  9. Just as in made in china thats all I meant I dont care if the seller is on the moon lol
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