Resolve Startup Issues in Lenovo® ThinkPad W510
Tips to resolve start up issues in Lenovo ThinkPad W510
Lenovo ThinkPad W510 laptops are thin and light to carry. This laptop is embedded with Intel Core i7 Processor and has 2 GB of DDR 2 SDRAM, 320 GB of hard drive and Windows 7 Professional 32 bit is the recommended operating system for Lenovo ThinkPad W510. The laptop is very reliable laptop but like all other computers Lenovo ThinkPad W510 might experience start up issues. The three startup issues that might come on Lenovo ThinkPad W510 are 3 Beep sounds with No display, displays error messages & halts and No Display with No Beeps. You need to identify the cause of the issue before you start troubleshooting. Once the reason behind the start up issue is found, it is very easy to fix.
Some tips to resolve the start up issue in Lenovo ThinkPad W510 are:
- No display with No Beeps Sound
- No Display with Beep Sound
- Halts with an error message
No display with No Beep Sound
Lenovo ThinkPad W510 fails to start if there is no power supplied to the SMPS .The reason could be a battery with no charge or a faulty battery. To fix this issue you have to charge the battery for 6-8 hours and then try to turn on your Laptop. If you have another Lenovo ThinkPad W510 laptop, you can swap the batteries to confirm the issue. Lenovo ThinkPad W510 could fail to start with no display and no beep sound if the processor or any critical component of the mother board fails to work. It is recommended that you contact your computer vendor to fix such issues.
No Display with Beep Sound
If you hear a beep sound from your Lenovo ThinkPad W510 it means that there is no issue with the power supplied to the Laptop. A power on self test is performed as soon as you turn on the Laptop. During this process critical components are tested for proper working condition and if the system RAM is not found or found to be faulty you get a beep sound from Lenovo ThinkPad W510. You can unplug the RAM, carefully clean the contact pins of the memory module with a clean cotton cloth and re-fix it. You can fix the memory module to a different memory slot and then try to turn on the laptop .You might have to replace the memory module to fix this issue.
This is an easy to fix issue. The error message displayed on the screen gives you an idea about the issue, you can troubleshoot accordingly. Some of the errors displayed are ‘Boot disk not found’, 'Windows error messages' etc. You can check the boot priority in BIOS. Windows 7 on Lenovo ThinkPad W510 has various tools to fix error related to it. You can tap the 'F8' on the keyboard during the boot process and select 'Safe Mode'. Once you select Safe Mode, you computer boots with minimal drivers and services. You can undo the changes that you made prior to the start up failure and then restart the computer in 'Normal Mode'. System Restore and Check Disk are some other tools that can be used to fix Windows error messages. However, it is important to note that these tools will work in safe mode.