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ThinkPad X280: After BIOS update, notebook won't boot anymore

Q: ThinkPad X280: After BIOS update, notebook won't boot anymore

Hi,

I just bought the Thunderbolt 3 dock and remembered reading that you have to make some changes in BIOS for the usb hub to be detected in linux. So I entered BIOS and disabled thunderbolt security and enabled some other thunderbolt feature (the one below thunderbolt security, the tooltip tells you to enable this for linux support and older versions of windows 10).

After saving and rebooting all I see is a blank screen and the fans start going at full speed.

The computer does not boot into my OS and I am not able to enter BIOS again.

Any ideas how I can fix this?

Is there a way to factory reset the BIOS without entering it? Usual solution here is to remove the CMOS battery but I really don't want to open my brand new laptop unless I know my warranty is still valid.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Moderator note: post was moved to the E forum based on original incorrect model in subject. Subject has been corrected and thread moved back to X.

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A: ThinkPad X280: After BIOS update, notebook won't boot anymore

It is not very difficult to remove the CMOS/Coin Cell battery on that system, just remove the main battery, and then loosen 3 screws to open the large bottom cover (see page 73 of the ThinkPad E560 and E565 Hardware Maintenance Manual for details on removing the cover) Once the cover is open, unplug the CMOS/Coin Cell battery (you don't actually have to remove the battery), wait a few minutes and then plug it back in (see page 81 of the HMM for details). Doing so will not effect your warranty, but don't force anything and keep track of the screws.

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Hi, I just bought the Thunderbolt 3 dock and remembered reading that you have to make some changes in BIOS for the usb hub to be detected in linux. So I entered BIOS and disabled thunderbolt security and enabled some other thunderbolt feature (the one below thunderbolt security, the tooltip tells you to enable this for linux support and older versions of windows 10). After saving and rebooting all I see is a blank screen and the fans start going at full speed. The computer does not boot into my OS and I am not able to enter BIOS again. Any ideas how I can fix this? Is there a way to factory reset the BIOS without entering it? Usual solution here is to remove the CMOS battery but I really don't want to open my brand new laptop unless I know my warranty is still valid. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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After update and restart (update wich I presume included BIOS update), my notebook booted the windows for 5 minutes, then turned off in an instant. After that, when i pluged the power adapter the power led started to blink continuously (white light), and the notebook reused to start (no power, no other led', no nothig, just the blinking of the power light). I've tried to reset It (battery off, 15 seconds power button and all, I even removed the Bios battery). It's not the first time. The last time when It happened, the problem resolved itself after several days. The blink stoped and the window was booted Ón safe mode.If you have a technical solution please help me, because I can't wait for several days.Thank You!

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Today I updated my P50 BIOS to latest version available on the Lenovo website: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/rs/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-... Something is seriously wrong with this BIOS update. It worked like charm before, and now it won't boot when docked (Workstation Dock for P50/P70). The only way to use it docked is to first undock it, start the boot process and when Windows 10 logo appears on screen, then quickly re-dock it. I tried to load BIOS factory defaults, but it did not help. Discrete graphics (M1000M) is forced in BIOS and display priority is set to docking station. Anybody else having this problem and how did you solve it?  Regards,Dragan

A:ThinkPad P50 won't boot on Workstation Dock after BIOS update to v1.43

I just reverted back to v1.42 and everything works perfectly fine again.It's definitely a problem with BIOS v1.43.

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I implemented a HP Support recommended BIOS update.  At the end of the update, I was informed that the computer would be restarted to complete the update.   My computer powered up but my screen remained black.  I waited an hour and finally did a hard reset.  Same result...power is on but nothing shows up on my screen.  I did combinations of AC and battery power and but got the same result. How do I resolve this issue?   

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Product Name: HP ENVY m7 j020dx
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
I attempted a BIOS update earlier today. After it finished, it said that the screen may be black and LED's may blink for a while after (I don't remember the exact wording). Well, the screen was still black after about 4 hours, so I turned it off, and now it refuses to boot. There are no beeps, no error codes, no POST, nothing, so I figure the BIOS must be corrupted or something. I've tried resets and the windows key+b trick with no luck. I've spent a few hours trying to figure out how to run a the BIOS from a USB, but info is a bit scarce, so I couldn't figure it out. So, what else can I try? I don't really have the time nor the money to send it in for repairs, but I need this computer for school by next week.

Edit: A while ago, I had to restore my laptop which erased my HP_TOOLS partition. So, if anyone has the same or a similar laptop and still has their HP_TOOLS partition, a DL link would probably make this a lot easier to fix.
 

A:Notebook refuses to boot after BIOS update with no error codes

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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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My 230u has been stuck in a loop since a recent Windows Update. The machine crashes while booting Win 8.1, reboots and crashes again during the recovery phase, then this cycle repeats. Reinstalling Windows doesn't work, as the same thing occurs during the install process, even with a 'clean' install. I've run the pre-boot Lenovo Diagnostics, and every result reads 'PASSED'. I've attempted to update the BIOS from both a bootable CD and bootable USB, and the result reads 'failed to read bios". The machine is currently a brick that passes all diagnostics. Is there any solution to this? EDIT: Current bios version is 1.70

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A:Thinkpad X280 - nano-SIM card

X280 have a dual nanoSIM and microSD card tray located at the back of the case (check HMM on page 82 for more information). In order to use WWAN Internet connection, you also need a proper WWAN modem installed on the motherboard. Check if Fibocom L830-EB or Fibocom L850-GL is listed in Device Manager.





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I just discovered an X280 on German eBay <https://www.ebay.de/itm/Lenovo-thinkpad-x280/263717884422?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p206...>, and I have to say the screen looks really glossy. Might this be a fake? How to tell for sure?   

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tl;dr Is the Thinkpad x280 flawless for Ubuntu 18.04? Hello. I recently acquired myself a X1 Yoga 3rd gen with the hopes that I would have a nice experience running Ubuntu. Unfortunately, from day one I encountered issues with it: X1 Carbon Gen 6 cannot enter deep sleep (S3 state aka Suspend-to-RAM) on Linuxhttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/X1-Carbon-Gen-6-cannot-enter-deep-sleep-S3-state-aka-S... Touchpad and trackpad work erratically after I close and open the laptop's lid (suspending and resuming). I need to reboot everytime.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Thinkpad-X1-Carbon-Yoga-3rd-eratic-Mouse-and-Keyboard-... Others that I found about online after acquiring the machine:FYI - Linux May Not Support Thunderbolt Native Mode (seems to be solved)https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/FYI-Linux-May-Not-Support-Thunderbolt-Native-Mode/m-p/... Linux throttling bug (T480s)https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/870u0a/t480s_linux_throttling_bug/ And from Linux's side, poor consideration for touchscreens. Sadly, I have no choice but to return this machine next week. I feel these are nice machines in theory, and I would be willing to give them one more try. I was considering the Thinkpad x280 and I want to run Ubuntu 18.04 again. I would like to ask if any of these issues persist, or any other issues I'm not aware of show up when running Ubuntu, or any other Linux distro.

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Hello!I try to configure ThinkPad X280 with 16Gb RAM and cheapest processor  i5-8250U, but it is not allowed.Is it marketing or techical feature? Can I upgrade X280's RAM from 8 to 16 in future, if I buy cheapest version now?

A:ThinkPad X280: i5-8250U + 16Gb?

The X280 has RAM soldered to the main board so it can't be expanded or swapped out. If you need 16GB, buy the one with 16GB RAM.

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I would like to connect two 24in monitors to extend the display across the two screens.  The user manual states that if you connect a monitor to both the HDMI and USBC then USBC will have priority.  I could not find any explanation as to how two monitors can be connected to enable extended display.   I assume one option is to purchase a docking station but I am hoping there is a less expensive option. Any help would be much appreciated. 

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Hi folks! Lenovo updated the Battery Recall Site some days ago....https://support.lenovo.com/by/de/solutions/hf004122 And there is now no chance anymore to manually check out if an battery is affected or eligible or not! Will there be such an check out available again, typing in the barcode and checking it out or is this cancelled without any updated replacement? There might be some other people with this question and until now no answer from Lenovo.. Kindly, PanDoRa  

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Hello all, Long time thinkpad user from the W700 time haha. Just wanted to drop a line after recently getting a thinkpad x270 instead of the x280. I got a little worried with the design philosophy of the thinkpad x270 --> x280 lineage.  I got the x270 because of the bigger removable battery capacity along with the ethernet port among other ports.  I welcome the usb-c port in the x270 and glad to see more of that in the x280. But the fact that the x280 does not have an ethernet port along with a non-removable battery with the option to add the huge super cylindrical battery was a deal breaker for me and I see that the x280 was a step backwards in terms of a design / functionality standpoint from the x270. I am just getting a little bit worried about the design team and their vision for what the x2## series have in the future. The x280 seems to be just a cheaper version of the x1 carbon.  I have the x1 carbon btw lol. Got a few thinkpads... and I like the design for the x1 carbon and i think that to remain as it is...for the thinkpad x1 carbon. I dont want that spilling over into the x2## series. That is supposed to be a pure work horse mobile productivity device.  Anyway what do you guys all think about the direction which the x280 is taking from the x270 which I thought (referencing to the x270) was a pure great work horse laptop with an AMAZING battery life which is absolutely CRITICAL to the x200 line of thinkpa... Read more

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Hi everyone, I was setting up my brandnew X280 and after installing Windows 10 Pro I downloaded Lenovo System Update tool. It proposed a number of updates including a BIOS update and I let it do its job.Last I recall was the window about BIOS update where I hit enter (or ok).The noteboks was sitting in a docking station, battery fully charged. Next time I checked the progress the screen is black and the white power LED is slowly flashing (like being in standby). However I can't wake it up. It will just keep flashing.  As I can't take out the battery on a X280 what can I do? Pressing the power button for an extended period of time didn't do anything. Is there a hidden key stroke combination or do I have to wait a couple of days (weeks) until the battery has run out? I'm afraid the BIOS update failed and the system is bricked, even though I followed the instructions by the letter. Any suggestions are more than welcome! Thanks. Q.

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Hi. I got my custom order X280 In July with all features for office purposes and use it just 15 times since then. The battery was never drain in shutdown mode in the first days of use. I remember that after one week being off the battery had the same percentage of charge at restart in the first month of use. Since then whenever I start it I check in Vantage if there are updates and I made the necessary updates every time, Windows updates, System updates, Bios etc. By about two weeks I noticed the battery is discharging between 6 and 8 percent overnight which is quite frustrating and annoying for a three month product. Something happened which consume the power overnight when is turned off. If they are Lenovo employees on the forum please advise me what to do. I would like to know is there is a warranty defect, something that can be fixed by the following updates or something that I can personally change in order everything come back to normal. PS. I have the USB ON disabled from Vantage Thank you.

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Hi there, when I undock my X280 from the Ultra dock (notebook closed but running) and open the lid the device will not respond to keyboard or trackpoint input.I need to close the lid again which triggers entering 'energy saving' mode.Then opening the lid again will resume everything to normal. I can reproduce this every time on two identical Docks. Funny thing is, my wifes identical X280 does not show this behaviour but works fine. Any idea what I could try to solve this small (but a bit annoying issue)?Thanks.Q.    

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A:ThinkPad X280 , SIM card tray is a wrong from Lenovo . what I can do?

I have Fibocom L850-GL Wwan

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Hello,I bought new X280 which has proprietary connector called Ethernet Extension Adapter Gen 2. I bought it to leave other ports ready for other adapters, but I have found out, that there is another USB-C port very close next to this ethernet port and when I put ethernet adapter into laptop's proprietary port, there is no space to put second USB-C connector.My question is: If I cut the border of Ethernet Extension Adapter connector, will the USB-C work? Or is there any reason to not to do that?Many thanks.

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Hi All!A few minutes ago, while cleaning my X280 noticed that the lower bezel of the display (the part between the Lenovo logo on the left and the X280 lettering on the right) is a lot more flexible than the rest of the bezels. Noticed while cleaning it with a soft cloth with a gentle cleaning solution appropriatefor displays.The other bezels (side an top) are noticeable more sturdy.DId anyone noticed this before?  

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Got a New BIOS update available notification a couple days ago, did the update and the update was completed successfully. Then after shutting down and when I tried to start my laptop last day, it is not working. No response at all, no sounds, no LED, no fan sound.

Any idea how to fix this?

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Hello,

a friend gave me his HP DV6500 Notebook to fix it. He said it made an update and then for hours nothing happened. He shut it and started again.

I could see that it tried to recover 2 times. The second time it was successful but it somehow resetted or returned the Vista to a fresh install!!! His data was locked in a previous User account, I backed it up on a usb-stick with a linux live cd.

I can't make a reinstall because now a bluescreen always appears even when I boot from Vista DVD.

ntoskrnl.exe corrupt when try to boot vista in the normal way.
How can I fix that without being able to use the repair option of the DVD?
Sorry, the title of the thread is wrong. I figured out already that the BIOS version is for an Intel. So everything is ok with the BIOS actually.
 

A:Solved: HP DV6500 Notebook wrong BIOS update by HP update function?

Ok, I could fix it after following instructions from this page:

http://www.delmartian.com/nullpoint...0C1F5-0xC1F5-C1F5-BSOD-CLFS.SYS-KB946084.html

The Txf-log had to be removed and afterwards I was able to use the repair function of the Vista DVD again.
 

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Applied BIOS Update H0ETA0WW (2.60) and found that the ECP remained at the previous version H0HT99WW (2.59) Attempted to apply update a second time and installation terminated with message that update not need. Attemped manual update with "WINUPTP -s" which failed; log indicates failure due to rollback prevention. After disabling rollback prevention, manual update succeeds but with same result.UEFI BIOS: H0ETA0WW (2.60)Embedded Controller Version: H0HT99WW (2.59) Winuptp.log:[2018/10/2 10:50:48]
OS = Windows 10 64bit
Driver Loading....Done
System BIOS Version -> H0ET99WW
Applying BIOS Version -> H0ETA0WW
AC adapter/Battery check....OK.

BIOS Flashing....BIOS Flash completed.
[2018/10/2 13:20:27]
OS = Windows 10 64bit
Driver Loading....Done
System BIOS Version -> H0ETA0WW
Applying BIOS Version -> H0ETA0WW
[2018/10/2 18:13:51]
OS = Windows 10 64bit
Driver Loading....Done
System BIOS Version -> H0ETA0WW
Applying BIOS Version -> H0ETA0WW
AC adapter/Battery check....OK.

BIOS Flashing....Failed.
Error : Secure RollBack prevention is enabled.

Error code = 182

[2018/10/2 18:25:52]
OS = Windows 10 64bit
Driver Loading....Done
System BIOS Version -> H0ETA0WW
Applying BIOS Version -> H0ETA0WW
AC adapter/Battery check....OK.

BIOS Flashing....BIOS Flash completed. Any suggestions on how to get ECP to update to correct version, H0HTA0WW (2.60)? Would it be better to rollback to BIOS Update 2.59? Note that 2.60 has important sec... Read more

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Hi, I have the HP envy 2016 (HP ENVY - 13-ab003na) which was bought 3 months ago; about an hour ago, I updated the bios using HP support assistant (or whatever it is called), and since then the computer isn't working anymore; it is powering on but nothing appears on screen and it stays in that vegetative state. I have tried looking for instructions to hard reset bios but could not find anything specific to this model (and holding the power button doesn't seem to do the trick either).I am trying to flash bios using the USB using the instructions here (http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833) but nothing seems to happen.Can someone guide me on how to hard reset the bios or re-install it? Many thanks in advance,Himanshu

A:Bios update failed, laptop not working anymore

Connect the power adapter. Hold down the Windows key and then press and hold the B key.  You may have to wait for a couple of minutes before it responds. Let us know how it went. If you no success, no worries as you still have the HP factory warranty. Keep us in the loop.

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I bought my Satellite Z930 in August and installed 2GB extra RAM in it. Worked fine, the Ultrabook detected it and had total 6GB of RAM.
Yesterday I stopped ignoring these Toshiba Tempro messages and installed the suggested BIOS Update to Bios 2.20 (don't know which version it was before). Now I have several problems:

*First one*, my Ultrabook doesn't start anymore with the extra RAM. I press the power button, then the power LED starts blinking: 2 times yellow, 1 time orange in loop. The screen stays black and the CPU fan raises to maximum level..Only when I remove the extra RAM, then it starts.

*Second problem*, without my extra RAM it starts, but sometimes with the CPU fan at maximum level. So i have to restart that it stops.

*Third problem*, Windows only detects 2GB of RAM. I have now no extra RAM istalled, so it should detect 4GB of RAM, like when I bought it. Now there are only 2GB...

So is this what happens when I install suggested updates? -.-
So what can I do now? At least I want my preinstalled 4GB of RAm back. Is there any BIOS downgrade, or something similar to revert the changes?

A:Satellite Z930 - after BIOS Update, Extra RAM doesn't work anymore

OK, solved the problem. I found a BIOS downgrade to 2.1 at this page: http://www.blog-drivers.com/2012/07/toshiba-portege-z930-notebook-drivers.html
Now I have my 6GB back :)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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This might seem bizarre, but the Lenovo EOL portal does not seem to contain any drivers and the BIOS update for this specific ThinkPad. Only the G40 and the G41 were listed in the EOL portal, which seems a little odd to me. I noticed that Lenovo has removed their support page for this ThinkPad (http://support.lenovo.com/ja_JP/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?LegacyDocID=SYJ0-006F21E), so it is not there. Looking a little more, I managed to find the old URL for the BIOS' download link - which was (http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/jp/mobiles/7huj05/7huj05jp.iso, or alternatively in FTP form, ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/jp/mobiles/7huj05/7huj05jp.iso). All of these links are dead and I suspect IBM must have transferred the downloads over to Lenovo's servers, but I still can not find the BIOS anywhere in plain sight. The release date and the naming scheme of the last BIOS update was 17th of April 2008, version 1.04 (7HET17WW, 7HHT13WW) respectively. Has anyone got a clue on where is the working download link at? It would help me a lot for the search, thanks.

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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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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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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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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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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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Hi....I hope I'm in the right place. Please forgive my being so technologically "handicapped" and for this being such a long one. I'm trying to find out if I need to update my BIOS or not. All of this started because, for no apparent reason, my touch screen stopped working, sometimes dots come/go, popping up all over my screen beginning at startup while the internet, if I go there during this time, appears to take on a life of its own. This is because the mouse pointer does it's own thing, clicking where ever it wants.  Also during these "fits", the Windows icon in the taskbar on my desktop disappears and I have to just hold down on the power button to shut down. (Is that called a "hard reboot"?).Does any of this even pertain to my needing a BIOS update?According to the information I provided, "Software and driver results" from the HP Customer Support website indicated that there is a BIOS update," F.19 Rev.A"for my particular product and model number. According to my System Information, I currently have "Insyde F.18". When I checked on the HP Support Assistant that came with my notebook however, and it says I only need one update which is for the "HP Wireless Button Driver", whatever THAT is.I'm so confused about so much and I hope this makes sense to whomever can help me.  Thank you, in advance, for any advice you can give.Julie

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 I have an HP Pavilion dv6 7080ee and i ran into an incident where the BIOS got corrupted. I have been trying to recover the BIOS for a while and HP has added a new BIOS Utility F.2D Rev.A but when the utility is launched, all the options are grayed out. And Is there any other way to recover the bios? Kindly advice.   

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