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Help needed, T440p won't start after bios update


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I need help in fixing my Thinkpad.

I just got a T440p yesterday. It was working perfectly until the following:

I reinstalled Windows and then I installed Vantage.

I installed all the latest drivers.
I also choose to install the bios update. The bios update ran in Windows and it asked me to restart. After restarting, the screen was blank. I tried powering it off and on and I saw the Thinkpad logo but after that the screen was blank.

I tried powering on and off again and there's no Thinkpad logo now and the screen is just blank with the green power on. No sound, no nothing.

Here's what I tried:

  • Pressing the power button 10 times and then holding it for 30 seconds. Unplugged and battery is detachted
  • Detached the CMOS battery and the reattached it
  • Removed the ram, harddisk and optical disk drive. Attached the battery and inserted the charger. I turned it on and there was a couple of beeps
  • Tried pressing FN+R and created a bootable USB

I'd like to ask: How do I fix this? What do I need to do?

  • Can I reflash the bios in some other way?
  • Do I need to buy a new motherboard? Will this solve the issue?

It's my first thinkpad and I'm really excited but I was bummed out that this happened. Can you please help me?

Thanks in advance!

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