My laptop shipped with the October batch, and I don’t recall what BIOS version it had. Sometime in the first couple of months I had two occurrences where i pressed the power button and after a few seconds realized it wasn’t doing anything. I then noticed the blink code on the side, but it was already half way through and I didn’t catch it. Upon powering on again, it booted without issue.
Today I went to boot my Framework laptop and the same thing happened, and again I missed most of the blink code. I got my camera out and put it on record and booted again and it went straight to the login page without issue.
I got on the forum here to post about the issue and was going to report which BIOS I was running and couldn’t recall. I knew I did an upgrade because I remember using a Windows PE to run the executable to update the BIOS since I’m running Ubuntu on my computer.
Anyway, hit F2, see I’m running 3.06, and I notice that there’s an update for 3.07 and it addresses an issue I actually had occur.
So, I download 3.07, put it on my WinPE drive, boot, execute, update blah blah. Great. It’s now running 3.07, except now when I get past my drive decryption prompt I just get a black screen with a mouse.
Reboot. Get past drive decryption prompt, get a login prompt but no background image. Sign in, black screen with mouse.
Reboot. Get past drive decryption prompt, get a login prompt WITH a background image, sign in, and now everything appears normal.
Question: Is there more I can do to troubleshoot the very intermittent failures to turn on?