Due to some issues with the wireless interface related to the Atheros driver I tried to install the most recent BIOS for my Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3. Once I followed the steps, that basically is to run a program which backup the current BIOS and update it to 2ACN31WW version, my netbook didn’t recognize such BIOS. I mean, it booted up but you couldn’t see video signal or load the boot manager.
After calling customer support they diagnosed that it was really a issue related to the BIOS update, they put me in contact with the local technical service. There I was informed that they would last about two weeks to fix the problem because my netbook is the latest model…
They called me back next day to notify me that my netbook was already fixed. I asked what they did and they said they had to replace the mother board, and my wireless issue was gone. Maybe it was reset when there wasn’t any energy from the battery or the AC cable.
Later by curiosity I checked out the BIOS version that comes after the fix and it was my surprise:
As you can see, it came with a lower version than the one provided by Lenovo. And there’s a Lenovo community forum where the same issue is commented after updating the BIOS. So, be careful when updating your BIOS!!