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Pinhole reset button on Lenovo devices

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The pinhole reset button is located on the bottom part of the laptop.

The systems contain a small reset hole on the base that can be used if they become non responsive.

When to use the reset hole

The reset hole can be used for the following situations:

  • A unit will not power on, either on battery or AC power.

  • A unit will not power down using either the operating system or the power switch.

  • A unit will not resume from standby

If the unit won’t power on, either on battery or AC power

  • Try connecting AC power first to see if the unit powers on.

  • If the unit does not run, disconnect the AC adapter, and then put a straightened paperclip into the reset hole and depress the switch for a few seconds.

  • Try reconnecting AC power and the system should power on again at that point.

  • If the system does not power on using either AC power or after using the reset hole, it should be serviced.

If the unit will not power down using either the operating system or the power switch

Press and hold the power button for a few seconds. If the computer does not respond, remove AC power, and put a straightened paper clip into the reset hole and depress the switch. The unit should power off.

If the unit will not resume from standby

In this case, press and hold the power button for a few seconds. If the computer still does not respond, remove AC power then put a straightened paperclip into the reset hole on the base and depress the switch to turn off the computer.

How to reset the laptop

Follow these steps to reset the laptop:

  1. Use a straightened paperclip and press the pinhole reset for 10 seconds.

  2. Connect your charger and power on the laptop.

If the laptop still doesn’t charge, contact the Helpdesk for support.

Source:

Reset Lenovo Laptop Via The Reset Hole

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