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Bios update post issue Thinkpad Y510P

Q: Bios update post issue Thinkpad Y510P

Hello, I've recently installed Windows 10 on Thinkpad Y510 and everything went well drivers and all, but I also did an bios update which I think bricked the laptop.There was nothing but black on the screen, no bios beep or fan spinning. After this I attempted a BIOS flash(Pulled the batter, plugged in the USB did the FN + R combo and after 30 seconds of BIOS beeps I get the attached screen). Has anyone ever seen this before?


























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Preferred Solution: Bios update post issue Thinkpad Y510P

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hello,
 
I've recently installed Windows 10 on Ideapad Y510 and everything went well drivers and all, but I also did an bios update which I think bricked the laptop.
There was nothing but black on the screen, no bios beep or fan spinning.
 
After this I attempted a BIOS flash(Pulled the batter, plugged in the USB did the FN + R combo and after 30 seconds of BIOS beeps I get the attached screen).
 
Has anyone ever seen this before?
 
 
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A:Bios update post issue Ideapad Y510P

No one? must be pretty down the rabbit whole I guess.

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Hi, I try to install recommended update by Lenovo ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7  However, I'm not sure which to choose when comes to installation step. I don't want to mess up with my BIOS  Update ThinkPad BIOSUpdate model number Thank you.

A:ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7 - Update ThinkPad BIOS or Update model number

dont worry just go next..with update ThinkPad bios...and all will be installed automaticly..the computer will reboot and you are finish..best regards..

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Hoy guys i started to flash the bios update(downloaded from the lenovo support page where are the driver downloads) to my y510p it rebooted to flash the bios and it is stuck at 100 the cooler started to rush as Bolt on 100m but it didnt reboot 2 hours ago. Any suggestion what to do?

























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Hoy i have a problem with my y510p i started to flash the bios update from the supprt page and it is stuck at 100 the cooler started to rush as bolt on 100m but it still didnt reboot after 2 our. Any suggestion what to do?

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I just tried to install the new BIOS for my y510p that came out July 2, but when I tried to run it, I got "BIOS version compare error!". I have no idea why this is happening. Any help would be appreciated, I know how much we all love a new BIOS . Thanks.





Y510p: i7 4700MQ (Overclocked to 3.6GHz), SLI GT 755M (Each Overclocked 111MHz), Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2133MHz, Samsung 850 Pro 256GB, MyDigitalSSD SuperBoot 128GB, Intel Wireless-AC 7260, Windows 10 HomeDell XPS 13 (2015): i5 5200U, Intel HD 5500, 4GB 1600MHz, 128GB Samsung M.2 SSD, 802.11ac WLAN, Windows 10 Home (School Laptop)









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A:Y510p BIOS will not update

error is due to Back Flash inside bios is set to {Disabled] enable it first and then exit save changes once your into OS again you can re-run .exe file and it will function propertly without any error   It will reboot after you runned .exe file and then you will see a flashing screen where it will being to flash 3.05 bios version to your laptop

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Hello, all together, I own a Y510p which has no Windows installed (Ubuntu 14.04 only). Due to some problems with the newest bcmwl modules, I wanted to update my bios (currently: v. 3.05). My question is: Is there a recommended / tested way to update the bios without installing a Windows? E.g.: is there a bootable iso-image that I didn't find? Or, is it possible to use FreeDOS for this task? I'd be happy if someone could give me as precise information as possible on this issue. Thx in advance.

A:Y510p bios update without Windows

I am also facing the same issue but i have a different model. It's Y700 15ISK. Please provide a solution to this, as my laptop's keyboard is getting freezed frequently and while going throught the community, only solution i got is to update my BIOS.

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Hi,   could some one help me,  my y510p is not recovering after I tried to update bios?I installed the system, and during driver installation on W7 OS I tried to update my bios and after all the installation when it restarted the start up stopped saying check cable connection.  Pxe-mof: exiting Intel pe rom.  No Bootable device - -  insert boot disk and press any key.  I tried several time to restore default bios options and restore legacy option but it is not working.  In bios it appears only 8giga had.  Any idea what to do? 

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Hi, i booted my windows 10 laptop. Now, i cant update my bios. There is no update version for windows 10? Is there any way?

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Hello, I updated the bios using this upgrade (3.05) utility, a couple of days ago. Flash BIOS update - Flash from Operating System version for IdeaPad Y410P/Y510P   Version 74CN44WW (V3.05)This package updates the basic input/output system (BIOS) on IdeaPad Y410P/Y510P From this time;Installed memory (RAM)  appears as only 4 GBBut before, this was 8 GB (7,8 GB usable) What may be the problem?How can I downgrade my bios to previous v2.07?Is this problem related with this bios update?Please help.(Thank you in advance) 

A:Ram Problem after Bios Update Y510p single GPU 755...

You can try to reset the BIOS. 1) Shutdown the laptop.2) Unplug all power supply3) Take out the battery.4) Hold laptop Power button for 1 minute.5) Connect everything back and start the laptop.6) Check if your RAM is displayed correctly.

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Hi all, is it safe to run the the latest BIOS update for the Y510p (viqyx308.exe) under Windows 10? TIA!

A:y510p BIOS Update -> Windows 10 supported?

No, the BIOS update (viqyx308) only support Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. 




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Hello Lenovo team, We, the users of Y510P hereby request our laptops not be exclued from the security updates regarding Spectre/Meltdown. This is a serious issue and we need a serious support from your side.

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After running updates the computer will no longer POST.Turning on power only boot cycles (turns on for 3 seconds, turns off, turns on etc.), screen is black, no POST.Possibly a BIOS update fail? Need to spend a grand to get a new MB?? Tried removing the battery, drain power, use only power cord. No luck.

A:After update ThinkPad Yoga, 20CD cannot POST!

I wish they would stop pushing BIOS updates other than at the request and guidance of support, they seem to fail too often and brick far too many systems.       You can usually perform a Boot Block Recovery on modern motherboards, but I do not think Lenovo has implemented that technology on their laptops for security reasons, but you might still check with Lenovo Support to see if they have any options short of replacing the system board.  BTW:   Does your system have the emergency reset hole on the back side of the case, and if so have you tried unplugging it from the power supply, and then pressing it for about 10 seconds or so?  (see item #1 on page 46 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual) Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/s1_yoga_hmm_en_sp40a26742_01.pdf

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On BIOS 1.88 have fix description:= = =[Problem fixes]
- Fixed an issue that system no VGA output when install Ultra Dock with 4K monitor.= = = My L540 laptop with Ultra Dock without 4K monitor ( just plug an LCD 1440*900 monitor), it will always hang on first BIOS Post(after Windows normal shutdown), force shutdown, power up again. it can normally boot. Does the latest 1.89 BIOS have the same situation? I can not update due to it no way to rollback old version BIOS.= = =[Important updates]
- Update includes a security fix.
(Note)If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to 1.89 or higher,
it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 1.89
for security improvement.= = = HPBird

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Dear community of helpful and knowledgeable people, I need to ask you for advise on this issue as I do not know on how to proceed. First some data on the device of interest: Manufacturer: Lenovo?
Series: X-Series
Model: X240
Type-Model#: 20AMS0SQ04
BIOS/UEFI?: 2.39(GIET89WW)
ECP version: 1.17(GIHT32WW)  So here is the story:Context:Spoiler (Highlight to read)It all started with issues related to WiFi. The integrated Intel? Wireless-N 7260 had sporadic and difficult to analyse losses of connection since every other WiFi device connected to this access point do not raise any issues at all so far.After digging through trouble guides and articles I looked up and tried changing relevant advanced driver settings of the chip. Since this did not fixed the WiFi issue I decided to upgrade the drivers.It all started with issues related to WiFi. The integrated Intel? Wireless-N 7260 had sporadic and difficult to analyse losses of connection since every other WiFi device connected to this access point do not raise any issues at all so far.After digging through trouble guides and articles I looked up and tried changing relevant advanced driver settings of the chip. Since this did not fixed the WiFi issue I decided to upgrade the drivers.What happened directly before the black screen occurred:In order to upgrade the WiFi drivers I ran Lenovo Vantage? from the Windows Store?. It showed several upgradable components, e.g. Intel Rapid... Read more

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Hello all, this is my first time posting here so please forgive any mistakes/oversights. I've just updated my Samsung laptop's system BIOS via their software update program, and my Nvidia GPU (GT 650m DDR3) no longer seems to work. The Nvidia control panel is still there, and it still gives me the option to select which programs use the GPU, but there is no GPU actitivity showing up. Also,I've tried playing Skyrim (which auto-detects the PC's graphics cards) , and the game no longer seems to detect the Nvidia GPU (just the Intel integrated graphics).

My laptop model is NP550PC7, with 6 gig of ram, and an i7 quad core CPU, and the OS is Window 7 Home Premium 64bit.

I've tried looking in the BIOS but I can't seem to find anything related to the GPU or display options. Any help or avice is much appreciated.

A:Problems with Nvidia gpu post BIOS system BIOS update.

Hi,

Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?

http://www.geforce.co.uk/drivers

Please navigate to:

Start> Control panel> Swith to icon view> device manager.
Look under "Display Adapters"

Is the Nvidia GPU listed there? If so are there any yellow symbols etc?

Cheers

Dave

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Hi all, I have seen similar issues on the forum but not one like this. Here is my situation when powering on I get the ERROR 0199: System Security Security password retry count exceeded. It immediately goes into BIOS and then the computer freezes. My keyboard does not respond so I can not save/edit any bios settings and am stuck. I have tried using a USB keyboard but this also does not work. I have also tried a different hard drive but the same issue happens. And help would be appreciated!
 

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hello all!i have a old 570 and i need to update the bios as i need to upgrade the os, i have been looking the lenovo sites and i have foud some conflicting information,to upgrade the bios i need a floppy drive which on the 570 is only available on the ultrabase which connects to the laptop, whilst reading through the instructions i came across this"If your computer is attached to any kind of docking station or port replicator, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding."does this include the ultrabase? am i able to update the bios with the floppy drive on the ultrabase? if not how do i do it?thank you for any help












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A:bios update on thinkpad 570

Welcome to the forum! Your 570 has a special connector for the external floppy, which is what IBM had assumed (at the time) that you'd be using. These can be found on eBay for a couple of bucks, or in your case, a few quid. Hope this helps. 

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Hi, I have a Thinkpad A30 2652-3WG BIOS v1.03, which I recently revived, installing Windows XP SP3. I noted that the graphics driver required BIOS v1.14 or higher. Having an old BIOS v1.03, I downloaded BIOS v1.19 and tried to update. But no matter what I do, whether I choose the floppy or non-floppy version, or even an older BIOS: When I get to the point where I answer "Yes" to start the BIOS update procedure, I get the error: "System program update is currently disabled. The process has been canceled." I have checked through all options in the Bios setup, as well as in the Thinkpad Configuration tool in the Control Panel, but I cannot find any settings for enabling/disabling Bios updates. The only think I've found, is an option to enable update through LAN, which is enabled by default. Any ideas?












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A:Thinkpad A30: Cannot update BIOS

Welcome to the forum! A complete shot in the dark on my part, but doesn't cost you anything to try: remove the CMOS (BIOS) battery for an hour, and the main battery at the same time. Keep the machine unplugged throughout this period of time. Before doing all of the above, please make sure that no Supervisor or BIOS passwords are enabled, so you don't get locked out of the system.  Plug everything back and see how it goes. Good luck and let us know. 

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How long will the latest bios update need? The screen interrupts at "begin flashing.... total blocks of the image=2048." Since 10 minutes. Can i start the computer again?

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I just purchased this used Thinkpad 390 laptop that needs a BIOS update. The current BIOS date is 12/24/98. My question is.. Do I need to update the BIOS with the most current version or do I need to install all of the BIOS updates since the version dated 12/24/98?

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I have a lenovo Thinkpad E530C laptop and sometimes the computer posts and sometimes not. I see others have this issue on the web but i tried all solutions and no luck. When the computer does post i tried to boot from a bios update cd and when the update is running i get this error. Memory cannot be allocated, and the process did not complete. I tried several versions of the bios and same issue. If i run the bios update from windows the lastest version the winphlash64.exe stops responding and the older versions of the bios error with can not read bios. I can enter the bios and default it. I reset the keys and same issue. I also tried different ram and same issue. Any one else have a solution.

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Hi,I have ThinkPad T400, which isnt supported on lenovo sites anymore and have problems with drivers or updates BIOS system, cant find nothing safe. I  have Windows 10 32-bit and works with small problems, but works quite good. But can try update BIOS for better results. Thank you very much.

A:ThinkPad T400 - BIOS update

you should be using the 64-bit version of windows 10 as for a BIOS update, the T400 is ok with the original one, the link is provided for the thread if an update is desired https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/downloads/migr-70350  

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had a power outage as i was doing an bios update on my ibm thinkpad z61t now when i boot it comes up black screen n two lights on the battery n the one to the left first one what do i do or is it shot please help me xxxxx ty
 
 
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A:HELP was doing a bios update on ibm thinkpad z61t

Welcome to the forum...
 
Sorry to hear about your predicament.
 
That machine needs a new motherboard now.
 
Good luck.

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Second time this has happened - using the Lenovo utility to update BIOS, it "sticks" on a black screen, even if left overnight to run. Have to take out the battery to reboot, as the power button is inoperative.

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Second time this has happened - using the Lenovo utility to update BIOS, it "sticks" on a black screen, even if left overnight to run. Have to take out the battery to reboot, as the power button is inoperative.

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Normally I don't do BIOS updates unless there's a specific problem that I want to fix, but Lenovo's updater was so insistent that I decided to perform one this week. Bad idea.\ The computer is in a dock with 2 monitors attached. When the computer reboots, there is no display on the external monitors and the built-in monitor displays this message: "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter." I waited 10 minutes for the "normal startup" to continue. It didn't, so I pressed Enter. Nothing happened. Eventually, I found that removing the computer from the dock allows it to boot, but then plugging in into the dock results in many typeface size issues -- particularly for applications that start at boot time. Further experimentation revealed that I can start the boot process with the computer out of the dock and then insert it into the dock as soon as the chasing dots appear on screen. Generally, this is successful. But it's hardly an ideal solution. Is there some additional update that is needed to make the dock compatible with the computer or is there some way that I can roll back the BIOS update? Thanks!

A:A BIOS update has harmed my ThinkPad P50

Hi,
 
Please indicate which BIOS version caused the problem.  System Update can lag the version on the download site, so I'd have to guess.
 
As to roll-back, earlier versions of the BIOS are linked at the bottom of the page.
 
http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-P-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-P...
 
There are  security mileposts that prevent rolling back very far, but hopefully one of the available choices will work for you.
 
- If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to version 1.38 or higher, it is no longer
able to roll back to the version before 1.38 for security improvement.

- If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to version 1.29 or higher, it is no longer
able to roll back to the version before 1.29 for security improvement.
 
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Hello,I want to update BIOS on x201 laptop but I'm unable to find product support page on Lenovo website. It seems to be removed.Any ideas on this?

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My ThinkPad X230 laptop has a dead battery.  Replaced battery to no avail so it is essentially a desktop computer now.  It is trying to update the BIOS but update will not run because it wants me to charge the battery first.  As I am unable to do so, is there some way to make the update run?

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Hi folks can somebody please save my sanity! I have a thinkpad L512 and I'm trying to install a brand of SSD drive called 'Integral P-series' 128Gb capacity' I've contacted Integral and they were no help at all.The issue is the system does not detect the SSD despite it working fine when plugged in to my desktop SATA caddy.I've come to the conclusion that the system BIOS needs to be updated so it's able to detect the drive, but the versions that I've tried have not made any difference. I'm currently updated to v1.39 which I've acheived by downloading the bootable iso and burning it on a DVD-RW.Is there a newer BIOS update that will work or am I wasting my time? if anyone could send a download link or a solution it would be very much appreciated.The laptop was working fine with a normal SATA drive and there doesn't appear to be anything in the BIOS settings that would stop the SSD from being detected, it's a very basic BIOS.

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Hi. I can't figure out where I should post a question about the BIOS, and/or GRUB, and would greatly appreciate advice as to which one I should post in. Thanks!
 

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Ran a bios update to N1NET33W 1.20.   Now bluetooth isn't working.   OS is windows 10pro.  I do have this error in device manager (screenshot attached).  Anyone have any ideas: 


























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Hi all, Wondering if there are any others affected with the latest BIOS update? (BIOS version 2.46) Within our company we've had a bunch of Thinkpad T440s and T450s laptops continuosly BSOD, and the only connection I've found so far, which was from checking these forums, is the recent BIOS update. Any thoughts or experience with this would be appreciated.  Cheers, JasonS19

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I have a type DY20 Thinkpad Yoga 14 and foolishly accepted recommended Lenovo System updates including a bios update. Shoukd have known better. The system will not boot at all now. I started the update from within the Lenovo maintenance system with 90% battery and AC plugged in. When i checked things 30 minutes later after the screen said shutting down i discovered the power button on and function key lit but no action. I just let it sit all night. Today no change and i can power off the system with the button but can't force it to boot. The laptop had been working perfectly before this misguided bios update. The system is out of warranty. Is there any possibility of recovering the old bios or any other recovery method?

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I was wondering if Lenovo has issued a BIOS update for the ThinkPad X220 to protect against the Spectre security issue.

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Hi, i have a question, is it possible to update bios without battery?? I don't have a battery but i need to flash bios with new version cause i want to install Windows 2000, and with new version of the bios he's fully supported. Is there any metod to do it without battery?

A:How to update BIOS without battery? ThinkPad 380E

Welcome to the forum! You can't update the BIOS without the battery. Find one that holds at least 5% charge and you'll be all set.  Hope this helps.

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In the beginning of March 2018, there was a critical BIOS update, which I ran... Prior to the update my system's CPU tempratures, while ideal, where very stable and around 55 degrees celsius. After the BIOS update my CPU temprature reads are all over the place. While ideal, the sensor can read 55c and instantly jump to 82c, back to 64c, upto over 90 degrees celsius and so on [you get the idea], with arbitrary temp reads, without any apparent reason...  Has anyone came across this issue?Should I be worried about this?Should I rollback to previus BIOS version? Could I ,even? Thanks

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Hello everyone, Recently I purchased a second-handed ThinkPad-x230 with part number of 2324LZ4. The BIOS is oddly old (G1ET32WW), so I went to the support page and downloaded the latest BIOS update utility from here http://support.lenovo.com/us/zh/downloads/ds029187 with the version G2ETA8WW. When I run the utility, I got an error message "BIOS directory cannot be found". I also tried the USB update method, also similar message and to no avail. My question is, 1. It seems that the newest BIOS does not compactible to my x230 since the version starts with G2 while mine starts with G1. Is my assumption correct?2. If so, where could I found the right image?3. I found someone on the internet successfully flashed CoreBoot to replace the original BIOS. Is it safe? Thank you for your attention.

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Please help, after update bios to 1.30 on ThinkPad L460 model 20FVS1DG00 after a while a blue screen or computer restarts - cca 30 min or less. After restart no disk - no boot. I have to turn off laptop and after power up everything  is ok. Downgrade bios to 1.29 is not possible. Its a bug in this ver 1.30? I had an older version 1.29 before and no symptoms.  Many thanks.

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I have tried multiple time to install the Thinkpad BIOS UPdate - 7/8 [32,64]/8.1/10 [64].I follow instructions to plug-in and close all programs.The installing bars will not complete past 91%. There is a prompt that asks to pick Thinkpad or Model Number. When I click Thinkpad and NEXT the computer SHUTS DOWN immediately (right after warning not to shut down or damage may occur). The computer screen goes black and 3 ominous beeps repeated 3 or 4 times sound. When I restart my computer nothing has updated. I am unable to complete the Critical Update after trying 4 or 5 times. (Tried downloading and deferring install and the same thing occurred.) (In tandem, I'm getting numerous STOPCODE errors from Microsoft after updating with the Fall Creators update. Not sure if it's related. I've had a variety of problems since the Fall Creators update and was hoping the BIOS update might clear things up.) Any advice? 

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Hello Dears, I have updated my BIOS via Lenovo BIOS updater and everything went successfully and it asked me to restart your computer after updating BIOS and now I do not get any display , I have waited for like 10-15 min to see if i can see anything and i saw it booted and i have updated my drivers for win 7 ultimate and upon restart again i dont have any display and i am waiting 20 more to see if i get anything .  Anyone else face the same problem here after updating BIOS? What should I do guys next, I still have the warranty left? Does updating BIOS remove the warranty?thanks in advance for your advise regardsJan













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A:Thinkpad T400 No display after BIOS update

updating bios did not affect warranty. call for service

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Hello there friend. I was using thinkpad e555 on windows 7 since 3 years. Never had a bit of a problem with it. I changed to windows 10 and was updating my drivers . Everything was moving smoothly and when it came to bios it went on smoothly for sometime then nothing happend. I restarted my computer and now there is a blackscreen with nothing on it. I have no idea what i could do. Any suggestion is appreciated

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