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[Guide] Entering the BIOS / UEFI

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Re: [Guide] Entering the BIOS / UEFI

by eskimosound » August 18th, 2015, 1:55 pm

Big Elf wrote:Another way to get into the BIOS is to hold down the Power button and Volume+ at the same time. This will load up a screen with various options.

If you haven't made a USB Recovery stick and can't get into Windows then press and hold the power button for a few seconds then when the Linx logo is on screen and the device is powering up press the power button before the white dots appear on screen in a circular pattern. The device will turn off. Repeat this again and the device will again turn off. The next time you do it it will take you to the recovery screen which includes the option to reset it back to default settings (all user data will be lost).

Make sure it's charged/charging before you do this.

A keyboard isn't required for any one of the above but changing some BIOS settings can be fiddly without one although not impossible.


I haven't got a keyboard and I want to install from USB. I go into recovery using the power button on/off method boot from USB, it launches into Windows install but I cannot navigate to click the next button.
How do I navigate round the installation screen with or without a keyboard?
Even if I had a keyboard the USB stick is taking the usb port!!!!
Reluctantly running Windows 10 Pro until I can find a way of Downgrading!
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Re: [Guide] Entering the BIOS / UEFI

by MarkT » August 18th, 2015, 2:35 pm

You need a 3 port USB Hub OTG adaptor - similar to this one
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Micro-USB-Hub ... 541dbceb01

You *will* also need a USB keyboard and mouse. With three ports you can plug them all in at the same time
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Re: [Guide] Entering the BIOS / UEFI

by fraxion » December 5th, 2015, 12:07 am

i cannot access recovery on my Linx 10, tried muliple time with the volume up and power button but nothing.

The tablet i have has an inaccessible boot device so tried reinstalling o/s on my usb drive but that is now corrupt and have tried installing Android o/s just so i can get it working but i'm struggling with that aswell :-(

any help would be great
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Re: [Guide] Entering the BIOS / UEFI

by harry » January 16th, 2016, 10:57 am

Can get into bios with keyboard but when there I can not alter anything there is no response from keyboard.
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Re: [Guide] Entering the BIOS / UEFI

by eforce » January 26th, 2016, 2:07 am

Same problem here, get to bios, keyboard doesn't work.
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Re: [Guide] Entering the BIOS / UEFI

by viesturs » May 12th, 2016, 6:08 pm

same here as well, keyboard does not work in bios. it does work in windows. any ideas appreciated!
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Re: [Guide] Entering the BIOS / UEFI

by Deleted User 12059 » May 12th, 2016, 6:41 pm

Make sure that you connect everything up before you power on. Sometimes, under certain circumstances, the firmware "loses" the keyboard or mouse/trackball. Try unplugging each, a few seconds apart, wait a further few seconds, then plug in again.

Most USB hubs work fine.. that said, I've had trouble with some branded ones.
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Re: [Guide] Entering the BIOS / UEFI

by KICKERSHIZ » May 26th, 2016, 1:35 am

CAN ANYONE HELP ME WITH THIS PLEASE

I have stupidly altered bios settings in my linx7 that I was not sure about. I have changed the default setting from s0 to s5,( forget which option does that now). However I have also managed to disable otg so entering the bios by USB keyboard is out of the question. The tablet doesn't boot now. Screen stays black, none of the buttons seem to work as they did either, and I have no knowledge on how to reset the bios back to default without actually being able to get in there.

Is there any hope?? Please help if you can, the tablet isn't mine.

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Re: [Guide] Entering the BIOS / UEFI

by Deleted User 12059 » May 26th, 2016, 1:21 pm

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Re: [Guide] Entering the BIOS / UEFI

by alton867 » January 21st, 2017, 1:09 am

Cazomino05 wrote:Another way to get into the BIOS is to plug in a physical keyboard and hold delete while booting.

I can confirm this does work with our tablets in case you cannot get into windows :)



Thank you kind sir, you're a real crap-cutter and a star, fair play to you... Happy new Year :D
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