I've got a problem with my V8210 here @ work.
A few months ago, I wanted to distribute a ghost image to my laptop. In order to do so, I have to boot from the CD-Rom drive. This drive however, was not the default boot device, so I decided to press F12. (The boot selection menu's default key)
Nothing happens, no menu, it just boots. Ah well, I'll just configure boot device priority in the BIOS, no big deal. So I thought.
After rebooting, I pressed F2, the default key for the BIOS. Nothing happens. No bios, it just boots. So I tried several other keys. (ESC for instance, works, the laptop shows POST output.)
Whilst pressing F4, I found that the laptop stated "Entering Setup..."
Great! Well, not so great, actually, because it states that it enters the setup, but doesnt. It just boots.
So, frustrated, because I couldn't find a solution, not even upgrading the bios through windows, I exchanged harddrive with another laptop, ghosted the harddrive, and I had a clean install.
Some time after that, about a month ago, I saw the string at bootup "Press ESC for Diagnostics, F2 for BIOS or F12 for Boot selection Menu".
I tried F2, and the laptop entered the BIOS! I was amazed, and thankful for the fact that the problem was over!
I didn't change anything in the BIOS at the time, because it was all on factory defaults.
Last week, I wanted to install a second operating system. You might be able to guess, but the same problem occured!? I can't see the keys that need to be pressed, the message is yet again supressed. I can press F4, and it will state that its entering bios, but it doesn't.
I 'm at a total loss here. I 've taken off the battery for 48 hours, tried with just battery, tried with just power adapter. Tried with and without external keyboard and mouse, but no avail!?
Is this a known issue, and more importantly, is there a fix/solution?!
I would very much like to have this working again, any help is greatly appreciated.