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P50 -- Impossible to update Thunderbolt Firmware - "Not running the latest BIOS"

Q: P50 -- Impossible to update Thunderbolt Firmware - "Not running the latest BIOS"

Hi,UEFI is at the latest Downloadable version but the much older Thunderbolt Firmware from 2017 says the BIOS is not up to date.Why isn't there a working Thunderbolt Firmware Flash tool ... it probably does the version check wrong. Theoretically one could try with a old BIOS, but the Update text states that it is not possible to go below 1.44.Intel Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt Firmware for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit) - ThinkPad P50 -- v25This was released on 09 May 2017, so the BIOS at this Time was either 1.39 or 1.40. The following versions of UEFI BIOS and ECP (Embedded Controller Program) have
been released to date.

Package (ID) UEFI BIOS (BIOS ID) ECP (ECP ID) Rev. Issue Date
---------------- -------------------- ---------------- ---- ----------
1.53 (N1EUJ36W) 1.53 (N1EET80W) 1.18 (N1EHT38W) 01 2018/09/26
1.52 (N1EUJ35W) 1.52 (N1EET79W) 1.17 (N1EHT37W) 01 2018/07/26
1.51 (N1EUJ34W) 1.51 (N1EET78W) 1.17 (N1EHT37W) 01 2018/06/12
1.50 (N1EUJ33W) 1.50 (N1EET77W) 1.17 (N1EHT37W) 01 2018/04/09
1.49 (N1EUJ32W) 1.49 (N1EET76W) 1.17 (N1EHT37W) 01 2018/03/06
1.48 (N1EUJ31W) 1.48 (N1EET75W) 1.17 (N1EHT37W) 02 2018/02/06
1.48 (N1EUJ31W) 1.48 (N1EET75W) 1.17 (N1EHT37W) 01 2017/12/19
1.47 (N1EUJ30W) 1.47 (N1EET74W) 1.17 (N1EHT37W) 01 2017/11/30
1.46 (N1EUJ29W) 1.46 (N1EET73W) 1.16 (N1EHT36W) 02 2017/10/11
1.46 (N1EUJ29W) 1.46 (N1EET73W) 1.16 (N1EHT36W) 01 2017/10/10
1.44 (N1EUJ27W) 1.44 (N1EET71W) 1.16 (N1EHT36W) 01 2017/09/06
1.43 (N1EUJ26W) 1.43 (N1EET70W) 1.16 (N1EHT36W) 01 2017/07/26
1.42 (N1EUJ25W) 1.42 (N1EET69W) 1.16 (N1EHT36W) 01 2017/07/05
1.40 (N1EUJ24W) 1.40 (N1EET67W) 1.16 (N1EHT36W) 01 2017/05/24
1.39 (N1EUJ23W) 1.39 (N1EET66W) 1.16 (N1EHT36W) 01 2017/04/06
1.38 (N1EUJ22W) 1.38 (N1EET65W) 1.16 (N1EHT36W) 01 2016/02/17
1.37 (N1EUJ21W) 1.37 (N1EET64W) 1.16 (N1EHT36W) 01 2016/12/19 Anybody have a solution?

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Preferred Solution: P50 -- Impossible to update Thunderbolt Firmware - "Not running the latest BIOS"

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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Lenovo Vantage updated the T480s BIOS on 8/9. I immediately started getting a Thunderbolt error when starting Windows 10 64, which says to update the Thunderbolt firmware. I downloaded the current firmware from Lenovo (n22th06w) but I get the following error when trying to update: 0x20D SDK_INVALID_OPERATION_IN_SAFE_MODE What's the solution, Lenovo? Thanks.  

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Hello, we are trying to update Thunderbolt firmware on one of my colleague's Lenovo P50 since it does not recognise Akitio external PCIe box (his NVM version is 16). We updated all the drivers including BIOS. We updated the Thunderbolt Software. But we cannot update the Thunderbolt firmware. We downloaded this: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/be/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-... namely: n1etf08w.exe We tried to install it as administrator, but it gives an error, something along the lines of: "PM driver is old, please update the PM driver first.". We updated the Power Management driver: https://support.lenovo.com/be/en/downloads/ds032258 And we can see in device manager that it is currently the latest version. But Thunderbolt firmware still does not install giving the same error saying that PM driver is old. Is PM driver the Power Management driver or something else? What might be the problem?

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Hello,the thunderbolt on my X380 Yoga completely stopped working. As I try to connect a P27h for instance, the laptop charges but does not recognize the monitor or USB Hub.I installed every update available on system update and tried to update the Thunderbolt Software and Firmware. The software installed fine but upon updating the firmware the following promt appears:    When I check the version inside the Thunderbold software, this is what shows up:    I am running Windows 10 Home 1803. Any idea why this is not working? Is my thunderbolt controller not working properly?Thanks

A:Thunderbolt not working / Unable to update thunderbolt firmware

There is an issue with the update for the tunderbolt firmware when updating through the system update utility. This is a known issue that the Engineering department has been working on. The only known resolution to this issue so far has been to replace the system board. Im sorry for the inconvenience this is causing. If the device is still under warranty i would speak with the support center to have a tech install a new board.

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I just got my X1 Extreme yesterday. I updated the BIOS to 1.15 and also updated other drivers. The one pending thing is the Thunderbolt firmware update utility. The first pop-up says "do not connect any Thunderbolt device", but then a second pop-up right before the firmware update says "connect at least one Thunderbolt device. I cancelled the update for now due to the conflicting pop-up messages. Note - I do not have any Thunderbolt devices connected to my X1E laptop. Can I upgrade Thunderbolt firmware safely with no Thunderbolt devices connected, or?

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Hello,

Dell just release a new Thunderbolt firmware 4.26.03.001 ,A07
I installed it, and it seems to have destroyed my external HDMI port.
I tested it with different monitors and cables.
On some monitors the colors are inverted (white goes black). Some monitors don't display anything.

I hope the upgrade caused no hardware defect to the HDMI port.
Unfortunately I cannot find the old Thunderbolt firmware to got back.

Regards
Oliver

A:XPS 9550: Latest Thunderbolt firmware upgrade destroys HDMI port

Same. Installed the new firmware successfully, restarted and now my HDMI port is more or less dead. The Laptop still detects the external monitor but it won't output anything.
Tried reinstalling the Intel HD Graphics driver, changing resolution, different cable, different monitor... nothing helps.

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P51 BIOS Update v1.21 & Later advised support for Pre-Boot ACL option on Thunderbolt devices providing the  P51 ThinkPad is running Thunderbolt software version 17.3.73.350 or higher and Thunderbolt firmware NVM 26 or higher (see release notes extract below): *** Extract from n1uuj13.txt release notes ***[New functions or enhancements]- Supported Pre-Boot ACL option for Thunderbolt device on pre-boot environmentin ThinkPad Setup - Config - Thunderbolt 3.(Note)To use this feature, System need to updateThunderbolt software to version 17.3.73.350 or higher andThunderbolt firmware to NVM 26 or higher.***Current Thunderbolt Software / Firmware available for P51 (20HH, 20HJ) from Lenovo support website is 17.1.64.250 / 15. When will latest P51 Thunderbolt software / firmware compatible with above BIOSPre-Boot ACL enhancement become available? I note you have released Thunderbolt software version 17.3.74.400 for P51 (20MM, 20MN) which does satisfy the above BIOS Pre-Boot ACL enhancement requirement, and should be compatible with P51 (20HH, 20HJ) as both use the same Thunderbolt 3 Controller, viz Intel JHL6340 / Device ID 15D9, but this section of support website doesn't include the latest Thunderbolt 3 firmware. When will the latest firmware release be added?  Keith

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Hello, I am trying to use a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (StarTech brand) to connect my P50 to a Resident Audio T4 Thunderbolt audio interface. The device is briefly detected and then disappears. I have been doing some research to resolve this issue and a few users have said that updating thier Thunderbolt NVM to 18 add compatibility with the adapter.  Would it be possible to get an upgrade from the current NVM16 to NVM18? Current P50 firmware (NVM16) link here:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-p50... I have already attempted to install the NVM18 firmware straight from Intel but it looks like the firmware is OEM specific. Thanks!

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I note a new P51 (models 20HH, 20HJ) Thunderbolt Firmware update has just been posted on the support drivers page (24 Jul 2018) which is great news, but it's release note refers to Thunderbolt driver / software version 17.3.74.400. The Thunderbolt driver software currently available on the P51 20HH, 20HJ support drivers page is version 17.1.64.250, which is quite old. Please would you also put the latest Thunderbolt Software on this support drivers page. BTW: The P51 (models 20MM, 20MN) support drivers page does has the latest Thunderbolt Software (17.3.74.400), so I assume this could be installed on a P51 (models 20HH, 20HJ), as all models use the same Thunderbolt controller - ID 15D9 (Intel JHL6340).

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So, brand new WD15 connected via USB-C to an Inspirion 7000 7278 laptop under Linux. No complaints with the display, ethernet or USB-ness. I did notice, however, that there is a newer firmware available. No biggie, I boot into windows and attempt to flash the update. And then I get the 'no thunderbolt dock found cannot flash...'
So, just how are we supposed to flash firmware on the dock if we don't have a thunderbolt connection?

John

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Hi.  I received the following when opening lenovo Vantage; A Thunderbolt controller has experienced a problem and cannot connect to devices or other computers until new firmware is installed.  Other Thuderbolt ports may be functioning normally.  Please contact PC manufacturer for a firmware update to restore full Thunderbolt functionality. What can I do to overcome this?BRCappi

A:T470 Thunderbolt firmware update

Have you tried installing the latest firmware from here?  https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-T-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-...
 
What happens?

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For some reason the firmware for thunderbolt won't update on my p70. I've tried installing from a command prompt and using the installer. Either way it seems to work but the firmware version doesn't change. I have the hdmi cable connected to a monitor and have the thunderbolt software running. I've rebooted and tried again. I've booted into safe mode then rebooted and tried again. I've uninstalled the thunderbolt controller and tried again all to no avail. Ideas anyone? Thanks in advance.

A:P70 HDMI Thunderbolt Firmware won't update

Badhabit_wb,
 
I'm sorry to hear the Thunderbolt firmware installation was unsuccessful.
 
Lenovo is in the process of publishing a Service TIP that includes step-by-step instructions on how to check the Thunderbolt firmware version as well as a comprehensive guide to installing it.
 
I will post the link here once it goes live in the next day or two.
 
Thank you,

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Grettings all, In our enviornment we've been fighting an ongoing battle with monitors flickering on our T480 and T490 computers using Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docks. To try and remediate this we've been installing the updates posted in https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988. On the T490 models, we've been able to update the laptops without issues as the firmware will run on any computer running Windows 10 1809 or later. For our T480 computers, however, you can only update the firmware on computers running 1809 or older (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988). We are currently in the process of rolling out Windows 10 1903 to our users so this is a pretty major obstacle in troubleshooting issues with docks. Is an update planned for this firmware package to acomidate newer Windows 10 operating systems and if so is there an estimate with regards to when it will be released? 

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Does anyone have problems during the installation of Tunderbolt 3 firmware update? Mine just got an error that says "This method is not implemented in any class". The update to be installed is "Thunderbolt Firmware Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad P51s".

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On my P52, I was prompted to install an update, Thunderbolt Firmware Utility - V1.0.12-N2CHF10W. However, it did not install, and I thought I saw something on here about people having issues with that. What's going on? Should I bother trying to install the update? It tried to have me connect a TB device, and I was scared I'd brick something.

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I have a T470 20HD running Windows 10 Pro. Both the operating system and all Lenovo updates have been applied. Attached to thos is a Plugable-brand USB3 dual HDMI docking station that's been driving a pair of Dell SE2417HG(HDMI2) screens. Or did, until I did the Integrated Firmware of Thunderbolt Function 1.0.12.0-N1QTF16W update, at which point it now only drives a single screen. Windows sees both displays but now can't use one. I've tested both displays and they work fine otherwise, and if I unplug one display the dock will "fail over" to the other display without an issue.Is there a way to roll back this firmware update, or am I basically out of luck? 

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Today, I noticed that my USB-C docking station was no longer passing video from my T470 to my monitor. The monitor's HDMI cable is plugged into a docking station that is connected to my T470 via USB-C. It's been working fine for more than a year. All other connectivity via the docking station works (e.g., keyboard, mouse, ethernet, power). The docking station, including video, works just fine with another (non-Lenovo) PC. My first thought was to check Lenovo Vantage or the support website for Thunderbolt software and/or firmware updates. The most recent software is several months old and already installed on my machine. I can see that there's a relatively recent firmware update on the website, but it's specifically for Windows 10 1809 or older. I am running 1903. When trying to install that firmware update, I receive an error message (can't find suitable bin file). Vantage does not find any updates for me to install. I did see this post, which mentions HDMI output not working as a symptom (among others). However, it recommends the Thunderbolt software that has been installed for several months as well as the firmware that I cannot install. I have two questions:Is anyone else having problems with HDMI output via their T470 USB-C/Thunderbolt port?Is there any news on when there will be a new T470 Thunderbolt firmware update for Windows 10 versions newer than 1809? 

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Hi, Lenovo recently released a firmware update in the Lenovo Vantage app for the thunderbolt port on my 5th Gen X1 but the update seems to fail. Also tried the update by downloading it direct from Lenovo support website but getting the same error.  Any suggestions? Cheers 





ThinkPad X220i7-2620MCorsair Neutron GTX SSD 480gb8gb Crucial RAMIPS 12.5 3x3 displayIntel Ultimate N6300 wifi9 cell batterybluetoothFingerprint readerWin 7 Pro 64 bit

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I've read numerous other posts in this thread on ways to remedy the situation, but none are working for this system.The computer is running Windows 10 64bit 1903Thunderbolt Controller 15BFThe computer has the latest version of the Thunderbolt Software Installed (17.4.78.500)The firmware Version is currently the version previous to the last. 17 01 No matter what method I have tried, all fail.  I tried using Gigabyte updater and select the TBT.bin from Lenovo.  Doesn't work.Tried the administrator silent install, doesnt work.Uninstalling the device, uninstalling the software and reinstalling the software doesn't work. I'm just stuck and don't know what to do.  We have somewhere between 30-50 users reporting error messages from the Thunderbolt software but cannot get the firmware to update!  Hello Lenovo!

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I have a T470S type 20HF running windows 10 (version 1703) that suddenly the Intel Thunderbolt Driver was updated and gives me the error "A Thunderbolt controller has experienced a problem and cannot connect to devices or other computers until new firmware is installed." The computer is connected through a usb-c cable to a dockin station which has two monitors connected through display port cables. I tried uninstalling the Intel Tunderbolt Software (ver. 17.4.78.500) and reinstalling it.I tried installing thinkpad thunderbolt 3 dock and usc-c dock driver v10017.I tried to install new firmware with the file N1WTH07W but it says "cannot find correct bin file" I still get the same error and cannot use the monitors connected to the docking station. Please help.

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While trying to update the thunderbolt firmware update utility, I get the attached error message.  It happens every time.  Please tell me how to fix this. Dav Vandenbroucke

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Hello, I have purchased this week the Thunderbolt 3 Workstation dock. It work well until today. Yesterday (Feb 1st) evening I ran the Lenovo Vantage update which updated a bunch of things. Interesting ones: Thunderbolt 3 Dock Firmware Utility and BIOS update.Everything seem to work fine. This morning, first issue: after docking the PC, the Ethernet controller from the Thunderbolt dock didn't seem active. Other attached devices (monitors, mouse) were OK. My reflex: "restart" the dock, i.e. disconnect/reconnect the power cables. And then the dock ceased to work. It looks like if it's "bricked". The power led is on, but pushing the button (or long press) doesn't do anything. Relating to the updates from yesterday, I'd say that it's somehow related to them. And/or maybe an issue with the Thunderbolt software/drivers on PC? I tryed to uninstall/reinstall the Thunderbolt software on the PC. I find curious that:immediately after install, "Attached Thunderbolt Devices" shows "Port 1", "Port 2". By install I mean I open Lenovo Vantage and do a "Check for updates". It doesn't tell me that it had installed something, but it triggers the download and install in the background.Also I see in Device Manager: Device Manager/System/Thunderbolt Controllerafter restart, the list is empty, and in Device Manager there is no more "Thunderbold Controller"  Have you got any hints? Thanks in advance,Cristian.

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Hi all Been using the thunderbolt for few weeks, struggle to make it to work with multiple restarts and shutdown before it start to disapply on my monitor. Today non of that worked so I tried to uninstall the "Thunderbolt Software" and update the "Thunderbolt FW" but it's not working with multiple errors as below: 1- TB - SW version 17.4.80.41 installed/ NVM details are not showing. 2- TB - FW update error "No Active Thunderbolt(TM) Controller Found in the system 3- Detect 1810.exe ends with errorCapturing Current NVM Version.....Capturing Current NVM Version failed!Error: 0x20B SDK_NO_CONTROLLER - 4- TB is enabled in bios 5- Thunderbolt Controller is not showing under Manage devices, though show hidden is selected 6- Tried to reset while battery and charger off using the hole behind the laptop. Didn't work 7- Lenovo update showing no updates available, also windows and intel. Now the TB port is completely inactive.  Apprecieate any guidnce 

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The Thunderbolt firmware update to correct HDMI issues for the P70 is now available in the Support section:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-P-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-P70...
 
 
 
 

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Hi, i have a T470 that connects to a UCB C Lenvo thunderbolt dock, occasinly it requires the firmware to be updated (i done this last month) however it is erroring again saying i need to conncact my pc manufacturer for new firmware, i have just checked and there is no new firmware on the lneovo website, i installed all the latested packages that were there, does nayone know where i can get the new firmware and if there is any workaround? The dock is not showing as connected in the dock software window, however the dock light goes from yellow to white when i polug it into the laptop, so it does see the connection they just cant talk to each other. Thanks 

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I installed firmware update N25TF08W via the utility. After doing so only one of my thunderbolt ports will actually charge the computer. The other recognizes that the power supply is plugged in but fails to start charging. I don't know the underlying issue yet, but a PSA...

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Hello,  My Thunderbolt dock stopped working with the error message "Not all Thunderbolt ports are functioning properly, please contact PC manufacturer for a firmware update".  So I went to "Display and Videos Graphics" and tried to run the "Thunderbolt firmware update tool for Windows tool"  and get the error message below. Any idea how this can be fixed?  Thank you! 

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Why no Thunderbolt firmware for 720S-141KB ...???https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS500874 I see it here for X1...https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS120382 Here for ThinkPad X380 Yoga...https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS502887 Here for X25...https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-... What's up?

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Hey all! I can't seem to get my firmware to update....I just get this: Has anyone seen this and have any advice? I've consulted Google and the forums here and can't seem to get any leads. I'm running a T480 with the latest updates per the support site and the System Update 5 tool. Thanks in advance! 

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I was attempting to download the latest Thunderbolt 3 NVM firmware update for the ThinkPad P50 as a result of  following the guide here -> https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/SF16-T0051    However, when attempting to download the firmware update itself via the link provided within the text -> http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-P-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-P50... It results in a page not found error. I could have sworn this update was there a short time ago and I can see from other forum posts that it worked in the past. Is this just a glitch or is there a newer TB3 NVM update available? Thanks in advance for any help or guidance! 

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Having issues with updating Thunderbolt firmware.  Now that the new version of the FW update tool is out, I've verified that I'm on the latest driver version, but when I run the detect tool, I receive the following error: Capturing Current NVM Version.....Capturing Current NVM Version failed!Error: 0x20B SDK_NO_CONTROLLER - If I run the update tool itself, I get a popup stating that no controller driver is found and I need to install the software and connect a Thunderbolt 3 device, then click OK to proceed or click Cancel to cancel the firmware installation.  The problem is that the only Thunderbolt 3 device I have is my docking station, which doesn't work, because of the "botched" firmware update tool that was released in early September.  Seems I'm in a catch-22 with no way out.

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have anyone seen the 16.0.0.2-R0STF14W 2018/08/07 updater fail to update the Thunderbolt firmware? i tried both manually download the packagehttps://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ec/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-...orvia Vantage, both got no error message, but the firmware wasn't updated.completly running Detect2016.exe said the build ID is still R0STF13W, release note said it should have go to R0STF14WNVM image is 14 though. Vantage wil detect machine has old version and want to do it again.  I let it do it three times, same things. Thunderbolt Driver has been updated to 17.3.74.8 (package version 17.3.74.400) before firmware update 

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Hello, I hope someone can help me here. Over the last two months, I have been trying to install the lastest Thunderbolt Firmware Update 1.0.12.0-N23TF13W. Each time I run the update I get the following error:  Also here are the Thunderbolt driver info.  I'm at a lost on how to proceed, please let me know how to proceed. Thanks   

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Our organisation is ready to update Critical Intel Thunderbolt Software and Firmware Updates for Thinkpads with Vantage and Update retriever from local repository.  We downloaded everything releaded TB3 for X and T series. We put them Active from Test-status.  Thinkpads have Vantage versio 4 or 20, mostly 20 (Enterprise versio). Vantage do not show this TB3 fw update for any model we have. UEFI fw is showing like drivers we have Active-status. Why TB3 fw is not showing? How to fix this?

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I have an X1 Carbon 6th Gen laptop (Type 20KH). The firmware update mentioned in the following link fails to install:Critical-Intel-Thunderbolt-Software-and-Firmware-Updates/m-p/4519769 When I try to update using Lenovo Vantage, it fails with error code 0x207.When I try to install the firmware package manually, it reports error 0x430000 4390912 and pops a dialog box saying it couldn't find a suitable bin file. Here are the files mentioned in the update notice that I used for the manual attempt. Note that the driver package install went fine. The problem was with the firmware package install. Products NameDriver PackageFirmware PackageX1 C ? 6thN22TA12WN23TH02W Known issue? Solution?

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I would like to update the thunderbolt firmware on my Lenovo Thinkpad T580. However the Firmware Update tool tels me "Firmware file (*.bin) not found in folder". I ran the update through Vantage and though the pcsupport download link.I follow the steps in the readme, admin account and all that, but with the same result.When I click next and ignore the file not found warning I get the following error:  Error: 0x207 SDK_FILE_NOT_FOUND File does not exist.

A:Thunderbolt Firmware update on T580 not working - SDK FILE NOT FOUND

Please do these steps:
1.  open a command prompt as administrator
2.  cd \fw\win\thunderbolt
3.  detect.exe
4.  post screenshot of the output here.  It should look something like this.
 

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Same issue. Latest Thunderbolt Firmware update made my HDMI output unusable. I can not connect to an external monitor. We need a fix ASAP! Dell technical support was unable to help so far...

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 The title literally.I am under stress from a recent failure to update.This will stop with an error of 85%.I am using X1 yoga 2nd gen (20JD) with Thunderbolt3 dock(by Lenovo ThinkPad), and the BIOS version installed on my laptop is N1NET42W 1.29PLZ. Help me

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Hello, I've buyed my Laptop (Yoga x1 2nd gen (Type 20JE)) in 10/17 together with the Thinkpak Thunderbolt 3 Dock and Lenovo L27q-10 Monitor. Ever since then i've got some minor issues with thunderbolt like a sporadic crash or non working USB devices when I connect my dock or my external graphics card (Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Boy) - however this has gotten better after some update in early 2018 I think. After I've installed the latest Thunderbolt Firmware Update Utility (v. 1.0.12.0 - N1NTF20W) it has gotten much worse. The first think I've noticed was that my external screen turned black for 1 second like once every hour. The second thing was that the Firmware Update will be shown again in Vantage after a reboot. I've tried to install the firmware update a couple of times but every time i will shown up again after a reboot (sometimes after the second or third reboot) and even tried to install other Thunderbolt software (for other Models) and flash the .bin file in linux like described here - https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Thunderbolt-3-controller-has-expired/m-p/4416.... Like excepted every other Thunderbolt software will work even worse with many crashes and other Firmware Updates wont even get flashed in Windows. What got me wondered is that the description of the Firmware Update (https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1nth08w.txt) say that its for Thunderbolt(TM) Controller - 15BF but my device manager... Read more

A:Yoga x1 2nd gen (Type 20JE) Thunderbolt problems since latest Update

Hi Kressti!
 
Welcome to the Community,
 
The Thunderbolt Firmware update tool also downloads the version of Thunderbolt Controller Driver below,
 
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-...
 
Might as well try installing it directly from the link above, and check for any changes. If the docking station that you're using is the Thinkpad Thunderbolt Driver here,
 
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds501904
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards,

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Hello, I've buyed my Laptop (Yoga x1 2nd gen (Type 20JE)) in 10/17 together with the Thinkpak Thunderbolt 3 Dock and Lenovo L27q-10 Monitor. Ever since then i've got some minor issues with thunderbolt like a sporadic crash or non working USB devices when I connect my dock or my external graphics card (Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Boy) - however this has gotten better after some update in early 2018 I think. After I've installed the latest Thunderbolt Firmware Update Utility (v. 1.0.12.0 - N1NTF20W) it has gotten much worse. The first think I've noticed was that my external screen turned black for 1 second like once every hour. The second thing was that the Firmware Update will be shown again in Vantage after a reboot. I've tried to install the firmware update a couple of times but every time i will shown up again after a reboot (sometimes after the second or third reboot) and even tried to install other Thunderbolt software (for other Models) and flash the .bin file in linux like described here - https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Thunderbolt-3-controller-has-expired/m-p/4416.... Like excepted every other Thunderbolt software will work even worse with many crashes and other Firmware Updates wont even get flashed in Windows. What got me wondered is that the description of the Firmware Update (https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1nth08w.txt) say that its for Thunderbolt(TM) Controller - 15BF but my device manager... Read more

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Hello, the Alpine Ridge update fails. Lenovo Vantage signals that an update is needed. When I download it and run it, it keeps failing with the following message: After that I tried to do the update without Vantage through  https://support.lenovo.com/de/de/downloads/ds502887Which led to the following error message: I suspect there is an error in the firmware updater. Is there a newer / working version available? Best RegardsPhilipp 

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Hello Lenovo friends! I've been a huge fan of ThinkPads-- my first was a T400s back in 2009.  And I've definitely found them to be solid, reliable machines.  I purchased a ThinkPad X1E last November and just encountered a new problem today though-- when I use my TB dock and play video, I've been getting BSOD messages.  I've connected the dock to two monitors, one via DP and the other via HDMI.  The Stop code is "DRIVER_VERIFIER_DMA_VIOLATION." I've read online that to fix this BSOD, you simply download and install the latest TB firmware update.  So I tried doing that today. But when I go to install the firmware update, I'm getting conflicting instructions!  The first dialog box says, "Please do not plug the Type C or Thunderbolt device to your system while updating the Thunderbolt Firmware." The second dialog box instructs, "Please connect at least one Thunderbolt device to your PC..." What is the correct step to do?  I only have one Thunderbolt device and that's my dock.  Should I connect it to my X1E while I'm updating the TB firmware?  Or not?  I've read on other forum posts that other X1E owners have actually bricked their docks when performing TB updates so I'm very concerned about that too.  Can someone please advise?  Thank you! PS.  Here are some of my system details too, btw, in case that helps:My Product #:  20MFCTO1WWMy BIOS version:  N2EET37W 1.1... Read more

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Greetings!

I have Acer Aspire 5750G. My current BIOS version is 1.07. The latest version is 1.12.

There are a few versions in between. Should I do incremental updates and reach 1.12 or should I just go direct to 1.12?

Many Thanks!

A:BIOS - Incremental updates to latest vrsn or direct update to latest?

Bios updates are cumulative, so you only need the latest.

You also don't need to update the bios unless there is a fix in it/them that fixes an issue you may be having. For the most part updating the bios is as easy as updating a driver, only if a bios update goes wrong you can't roll back to the old and you basically end up with a nice paperweight.

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I have X1C5 with INTEL SSDPEKKF256G7L 256GB running linux. I am not sure if it matters, but I have FAT32 ESP and root Ext4 partition encrypted with LVM on LUKS. My current firmware version is 118P. I'd like to install latest SSD firmware via nvme-cli as described here. I downloaded fwnv28 (but also tried fwnv16) zip archive, used nvme fw-download pointing to the NVME_End2End_Lenovo_256_dvt_OPAL_Encrypt_and_Signature.bin binary with successful result (Firmware download success). However I cannot commit (does not work with --action 1 or 2); it fails with The firmware image specified for activation is invalid and not loaded by the controller (107).Any idea why? Any recommendation? Many thanks.

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