On 6/21/19 1:36 PM, stan via users wrote:
On Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:54:52 -0400
Robert Moskowitz <rgm(a)htt-consult.com> wrote:
> I am very concerned that the Lenovo x131e is bricked.
> Any recommendations on what I can do with this system? I will check
> on memory, but otherwise, HELP. Please?
First recommendation is relax.
I am relaxed. Feel the muscle tension wash out. From the eyebrows to
the toes. :)
The system won't get worse by letting it sit. But urgency and
panic will lead you to make mistakes.
Fortunately no reboot counters here to lock the system really up.
Be methodical. Before you do something, write down why you are
it, write down the steps to take, and follow the recipe. At the end,
mark it success or fail, so you have a record of what you've done.
I got a little list.
Second, someone else already suggested it, but reseat all the
components. You've been pulling things out and putting them in, you
could have jostled something, especially memory, but other connectors
To get to anything more will require pulling the keyboard. that is a
real big task on a Lenovo.
It might be memory, but it could also be the power supply. Or a bad
battery on the motherboard (if they still have those little pancake
batteries that preserve settings). Unless you zapped something with
ESD (electrostatic discharge), if things were working before, they
should still work.
Rather humid here, so static was not likely. I think the best memory
test is different memory, which is why I have to see if I have something
here that matches.
Make sure the interior is clear of dust while you are in there,
including the power supply.
Recently purchased referb. I ran its Win10 for a month to make sure it
was not almost dead. The SSD was brand new.
It ran well, doing the install of >1500 rpms and built the kernel before
it died. I first concern was heat death. It did not feel hot. My
x120e gets hot, this 131 was not hot when it shut off the first time.
The way it stopped, makes me think it was at the write boot instructions
and really messed up (bricked), or memory died.
First work with the memory before going shopping on ebay again.