How come I get a boot error on my IdeaPad after taking it apart and putting it back together?

by on January 3, 2013

Q: I have a Lenovo Ideapad y570 with windows 7 which, after a drop in my bag, has had a corner pop up when I open it. Annoyed, I opened it up to see what I can do. I removed the battery, Cd drive, Hard drive, RAM cards and disconnected an unknown chip before I came across a screw that just wouldn’t budge. I reconnected everything to the way it was, and closed it up, disappointed. I turned it on, bored, but on startup, it says this:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
No bootable device — insert boot disk and press any key

I have no boot disk, so I pressed F2 on the next startup attempt to see that the computer doesn’t detect the hard drive. Did I do something wrong? Will a boot disk erase my data? And can my data be saved?

One Response to “How come I get a boot error on my IdeaPad after taking it apart and putting it back together?”

    It sounds like either your hard drive is dead or the computer is not detecting the hard drive as being connected.
    The reason you get the error above is because the computer cannot find any boot device (Bootable CD/DVD Rom, Hard Drive, etc..) so it resorts to the PXE boot. I would suggest trying to remove the hard drive and then re-insert it. If it still does not detect it I would say that you should try to find an external USB Hard drive caddy and plug it into a working computer.
    If you are not comfortable performing the above and the data is very vital, you should bring your drive to bestbuy to see if they can retrieve the data for you.