Lenovo ideacentre aio 300 locked out
September 10, 2019 at 9:02 pm #36575ParticipantMarc Berry@marc-knuckle
I’ve been out of PC stuff for a while and my sister has asked me to check out her daughter’s all in one PC as she said there was a problem but had forgot to tell my sister what it was.
When i first turned it on i couldn’t see the issue as it booted up but while it was sitting there waiting for my sister to check what the log in password or PIN was, it went to a blue screen. Can’t remember the wording as it auto restarted.
She then got back to my sister to say she couldn’t remember either of the login codes so I’m stuck.
Until i can log in i can’t do much so i don’t know where to go next.
Any suggestions welcome
September 24, 2019 at 1:43 pm #36944
IF you can find one it will cost the earth. This can’t be seen as a PC with a monitor strapped on, it’s a big laptop. All the parts are specialist.September 24, 2019 at 7:07 pm #36955
The PC shop said yes, it’s the mobo.
I’ll sell it on eBay as faulty and mention it could be the mobo. If i get anything for it that will help.
Now, as my son’s had thought they were getting their own PC i might get a cheap used laptop for their bedroom instead. It would be good to be touch screen but that might be asking a bit much.
Cheers allSeptember 24, 2019 at 7:43 pm #36956
See the recent posts, there’s plenty of decent refurbs about depending on your budget.
I get a lot of mine from MicroDream but the last 3 have come from Amazons Renewed Guarantee scheme. One of which was from MD.
My own workhorse laptop is a refurbed T420, now 8 years old and still going like it was new. Well better, it now has an SSD 😀September 24, 2019 at 9:30 pm #36959
Having a bit of a look around i found this on eBay, with 100% seller feedback
Refurbished Touch Screen Laptop Windows 10 Pro Lenovo Yogo Core i5-4300U 8Gb
£199, what do you think?September 24, 2019 at 10:05 pm #36962
I’ve not come across the Yogas. I believe you can bend them around and use them as tablets?
The specs are fine and it’s a Lenovo, if it’s the form factor you want then go for it.September 24, 2019 at 10:10 pm #36963
I think it’s that the specs are decent and it’s touch screen too. Not bad in price either.September 25, 2019 at 7:05 am #36969ParticipantEd P@edpsForumite Points: 15,951
My wife has a similar one that enables the touch screen to be detached and used as a stand-alone pad. Bit gimmicky imo as she has used it in this format only once. It is however very light which mattered to her.September 25, 2019 at 11:19 am #36976
Cheers ed. Not so much i would want that form factor but being touch screen sounds nice and for £199 i didn’t think I’d get much more for the money.
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