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X220 Bios Update Fail - Under Warranty but No Support

Question: X220 Bios Update Fail - Under Warranty but No Support

Hi, I updated the BIOS on my x220 to version 1.17 and now the laptop wont boot. Just continuously reboots even few seconds, it doesn't even get to the Thinkpad logo. I downloaded the BIOS update utility directly from the lenovo website, did a restart logged in as administrator and ran the update. When it was finished I restarted the laptop and then it wouldn't boot. Lenovo support say that this is not covered under warranty. Is this correct? ThanksFitzer

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Answer: X220 Bios Update Fail - Under Warranty but No Support

Fitzer wrote:I updated the BIOS on my x220 to version 1.17 and now the laptop wont boot. Just continuously reboots even few seconds, it doesn't even get to the Thinkpad logo.I downloaded the BIOS update utility directly from the lenovo website, did a restart logged in as administrator and ran the update. When it was finished I restarted the laptop and then it wouldn't boot.Lenovo support say that this is not covered under warranty. Is this correct?It should be covered. Call Lenovo Support.





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Hi, New to the board and looking for some help. I have a w500 still in warranty. We have been having issues with running Vista and the machine not rebooting after hibernation. Today I found some time to run updates using the pre-loaded ThinkVantage software on the machine. There were quite a few on there including a Bios update... upon running the updates and the machine restarting at the end, I get a black screen....  and nothing... the power lights are on but not more.  I have called Lenovo tech support and they advised me that because I did the Bios update (as part of the many updates that were suggested I required) I have voided my warranty support for this problem.... apparantly I was made aware of this as part of the disclaimer prior to running the updates!!!   Does anyone have any suggestions on steps forward from this point?  












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Answer:Bios Update Fail - Under Warranty but No Support

Hello mate, No real suggestions but you need to rewrite the bios. You have to send your laptop back to Lenovo.




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Hi, Yesterday I apparently made a very costly error! On reading the changes associated with BIOS 1.21 for the x220 (improved system performance and boot time) I clicked yes and installed the update through System Update. After auto-rebooting to complete the flash, the system hung on shutdown for more than 5 minutes. Two hard resets later (to escape the same problem) and a standby request (Fn+F4) triggered the first blue screen I have seen on this machine. Since then, the laptop will not boot. The power light/thinklight turn on, as well as the speaker mute and mic mute buttons, but nothing else happens except the quiet whirr of the cooling fan. The screen has remained black ever since, as has my mood. Removing the RAM and SSD gave some beeps, but otherwise nada. Today I called the Lenovo support in Japan and had no problem finding out, to my horror, that Lenovo wants more than 50% of the laptop cost to replace the motherboard. They said that this repair is in the same category as a water damage repair and that they will not cover it under warranty. I am saddened by this since I clicked on an update recommended by Lenovo through Lenovo's System Update software, I did not carelessly tip coffee into the machine. At no point did I see a warning saying that a failed BIOS update is not covered by the warranty, nor can I find this in the US warranty terms. Perhaps things are different here in Japan? Any advice, suggestions, or even commiserations, w... Read more

Answer:x220 BIOS update failure - Lenovo Japan cannot provide warranty support?

@Andy_C,Sorry to hear that the machine bricked. I will try to escalate this to the Japan's customer relations team for their assistance on it. Appreciate if you can drop me a private message on this.Name:Mobile:Email:S/N:Model Type:Date of Purchase://JameZ

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After the Fingerprint software was updated it will not start because of TrueSuite engine failure.   Has anyone had this problem or have a solution.

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Hello, I have a ThinkPad X220, Win7 64. My fingerprint scanner works fine in predesktop verification, but the last three days I get an error when it is supposed to log unto Win7. The error says 0xe7210005 INternal Error (rpnp2: no-svr(00000001provmgrserver)). I have to enter the password to log on. I have reinstalled the fingerprint software - no change. As the predesktop scan works, I gather that the HW and the fingerprint database are ok. While I was handling this I tried to run a system update. Here the Think Vantage System Update software starts up and then stalls. I have this with the last version (5.0.3) that I downloaded as well as with a version 4 that came with the machine. Has anybody got an idea (beside reinstalling the OS)? Many thanks Rolf













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Answer:X220 Software fail: System Update and Fingerprint

The fingerprint error means that something is blocking some internal fingerprint software process.  Did you install any new anti-virus software, or maybe some firewall software, in the last three days since you started to have this problem?
 
I am not sure what could be causing the System Update problem.

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I tried to update my BIOS on my T530 today.  Tried both 2.07 and 2.50 (I'm running 2.04).  I'm using the Windows app, not the BIOS CD.  With both 2.07 and 2.50, I get the following error message: "Fail to do module option. The utility process has not completed."  Can anyone help?  I saw one thread that indicated this may be because I chose the option to keep my custom start up image when presented with the option, but I was afraid to choose anything else.  FYI, now the Lenovo update utility doesn't even tell me there's a BIOS update available...it's listed in my installation history as a successful update! Thanks for any help you can offer.  













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Answer:BIOS Update fail on T530 - Fail to do module option

If you are on Windows 8 it is likely because you need to do a full shutdown. The default is hibernate shutdown for the next boot. Then there will be cold reboot after which if may finish the process. Windows 8 shutdowns are totally different process and the machine is never totally off.





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Hi,What does Updated the CPU microcode mean, and how it improve performance or what kind of effect does this change have? Thanks





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Apparently since BIOS version 1.29, the X220 cannot run high speed memory above 1333MHz. Meaning that JEDEC approved SODIMMs that can run at 1600 & 1866MHz are stuck running at 1333MHz with no option anywhere in the BIOS to force higher speed. The last BIOS to support high speed memory was 1.28. The question is, why did Lenovo see fit to remove this useful feature? Is this a bug or was this feature removal intentional? Are there plans to restore this feature in future BIOS revisions? Thanks in advance

Answer:X220 - newer BIOS revisions do not support memory speeds above 1333MHz

hi.i never knew that a thinkpad bios had the capability to overclock the memory bus. i don't think i've ever seen such a setting. please expound, if you would please. i was always under the impression that faster memory could be used as long as it was physically the same form factor and architecture. that the memory bus simply dictated the actual memory access speed vs its rated capability. thanks.

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I have not checked for updates through the HP Support assistant since 12/20/2012. I had a Windows 7 OS and updated to Windows 10 when the free OS update was offered. When I check for new updates, a popup window comes up with the following: This app has been blocked for your protection. An Administrator has blocked you from running this app. For more info, contact your administrator. HPSFUpdater.exeI am logged in as admin.

Answer:HP Support Assistant update fail

spiderzot wrote:I have not checked for updates through the HP Support assistant since 12/20/2012. I had a Windows 7 OS and updated to Windows 10 when the free OS update was offered. When I check for new updates, a popup window comes up with the following: This app has been blocked for your protection. An Administrator has blocked you from running this app. For more info, contact your administrator. HPSFUpdater.exeI am logged in as admin.You can uninstall the current version, download and install the latest version of the HP Support assistant try.http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/hpsupportassistant/hpsupport.html?jumpid=va_r602_us/en/any/psg/pl... 





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Today my basically new x220 dropped from maybe 2 feet and the case ( where the heat grill is) broke a bit. The edge of the screen is split and the entire back and hinge where the monitor meets the keyboard is dented ( it looks as if the heat sink may be bent up. what are the steps I need to follow to get this fixed? I have ~270 days of warranty left.  There is a "compucom" service center near me, but what is the quickest way to get this repaired?

Answer:Help With repairing an in warranty x220? Damaged X220

Your standard warranty won't cover the repair on user induced damages.You should call Lenovo warranty to find out the best way to get it fixed. But i would imagine it won't be cheap.

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I have used the Toshiba support download page to identify my model A205-S4629 Satellite laptop and downloaded the following BIOS update utility sa200f0v520.exe.

After building the IOS install disk and running the Phoenix Phlash16 utility I get the following message "File has different BIOS part number".

The utility is using the following image file MW10M520.ROM.

Any input is appreciated,

Thanks,

Answer:Satellite A205-S4629 BIOS Update Fail - File has different BIOS part number

Hi

As far as I know the BIOS package downloaded from the Toshiba US driver page contains the WinRAR 32-bit self-extracting ZIP file which includes both Windows-based and diskette based BIOS update installation options.

Did you try to update the BIOS using Win-based BIOS?

What OS do you use?

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Dear Pankaj,

Thank you for contacting Lenovo Support Centre.

We understand the issue, since you have upgraded the OS you have voided the warranty and hence we would not be able to assist you hence we kindly request
You to visit nearest service center and get the issue resolved.

Please reply to [email protected] to avoid any delay in service.

We appreciate your business with Lenovo.
Thanks and regards,
Shylesh
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To: Consumer Technical Support
Subject: Email Support for Notebook & Desktop : CB22736085

Brand : Notebooks

Problem Category : Windows Installation and Upgrade

Date : 8 Aug 2012

MTM/SN : CBxxxxxxxx

Operating System : Windows 8

Problem Description :
I can't change my brightness setting after updating to Windows 8.1

Previous Troubleshooting Steps :
Change Information :
Upgraded to Windows 8.1

First Name : Pankaj

Last Name : Sharma

Email Address : xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Country : India

User Level : Intermediate
 
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Answer:Don't update to Windows 8.1 you will void your warranty -- says Lenovo Support

I think there is something wrong with the entry specifically in "Problem Category". It should be "Windows Installation and Update" not "Windows Installation and Upgrade". There is a big difference between the two words update and upgrade. If you upgrade or downgrade I think you void the warrantee but if you update you will not. Microsoft has always provide automatic update to its OS and programs every month and I don't think this will void the warrantee.

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Hi. I have a dell inspiron laptop. My problem starts when i tried to update my bios from a07 to a15. While the update is running my laptop screen suddenly turned blank but my laptop is still on. What should i do?

Answer:Bios update fail. Blank screen while updating bios

Please check and see if you can get into BIOS. By the way list Dell model number and version of window. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see BIOS screen.

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I have a HP pavilion dv6-2020EV Note book.
I downloaded an update for Bios "sp50586.exe" from Hp site an extract it. after that a program (Insyde Flash V 3.80.00) Loaded and I pushed start button.
after some time I made mistake an pushed my notebook Power Button. The note book became shutdown and now I see only Black screen.

I performed some actions with HP online guide like pushing Power button for above 1 minute, removing Coin battery, Connecting notebook to another monitor and even removing Hard Disk. I get no reply from machine.

Now the power LED is on, and I can hear sound of DVD Rom when I put a Disc in it. But I can see only Black screen.
also I tried to load Recovery disc of the note book but it could not be loaded.

Would you please Help me. I have no solution. I lost my notebook.
 

Answer:BIOS FAIL dv6-2020ev:black screen after Bios update

How did HP end the service call-did they offer any further solutions?

Can you direct me to the support page for your model? I can only find it at HP India using Google cache--the actual website seems to be offline. [I want to double check that they were recommending the sp50586 for that model.]

Also, is there a longer model number on the tag on the bottom of the laptop? It might be useful for finding others who have experienced the problem. [There appears to be a BIOS recovery flash option that might work but it is important to have the right version of the BIOS to attempt it.] Since that update is so new there are not many people experiencing the same problems. Your laptop has an Intel processor?
 

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sach2 said:





I am having trouble figuring out what to rename the BIOS file. I have read so many posts that I can't get clear on it.

I'm going from something like post #3 in this thread http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-compaq/304332-cq45-insyde-bios-recovery-using-usb-thumbdrive.html
At least we know there should be some form of recovery possible using the <windows key> and <b key>.

Your BIOS update has two files in it and shortening them to four letters is simple but using a tool provided by one of those BIOS forums it gives five possible names for each of the two BIOS files included in the softpaq. The five names are the same for each of the two files which is what has me confused. HP doesn't give the manufacturer's name for your motherboard which makes it more difficult. I'm going to start fresh tomorrow hoping my subconscious works on it.Click to expand...

Sach Hello, I write from Argentina, I have a laptop hp dv6-3052 to which the BIOS does not work. Lei reply and follow all the steps, but when squeezed <windows> + <B> the notebook does not read the flash drive. Some time ago a laptop acer fix in which I had to tighten <Fn> + Esc to read the flash drive, but this notebook does not work. You know that combination should I use?

From already thank you, and sorry for my English, I use google translator haha.

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Answer:Re: BIOS FAIL dv6-3052:black screen after Bios update

Hi

Does your Laptop work ok at present? if it does then do not update the BIOS as its likely not needed, BIOS updates are only needed to fix specific issues, like update in Windows say Windows 8 if the said laptop was a XP/Vista based one, to hardware.
 

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Did anyone try the latest version? I would like to install it, if it doesn't introduce any major new bugs. There seems to be a fix for the CPU throttling issue.

Answer:X220 bios update 1.19

@mludwig,Based on the feedback for X220 throttle with BIOS 1.19http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X220-cpu-throttling-problem/td-p/428879/page/4They have fix the throttle for "Perma-throttle" however the semi throttle is still currently ongoing. Do view the other forumer's comment on the BIOS 1.19 there.Just wondering, are you having any fan issues and it was solved after BIOS 1.19?Thanks.//JameZ

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g'day! i see that v1.33 is available. my x220 came with v1.31 and is working ok, and, i'm usually in the "if it ain't broke..." camp especially on bios updates. looking at the readme though, i see: [Problem fixes]- Fixed an issue where specific hard disks might not be detected after resuming normal operation from standby/sleep state.- Fixed an issue where an unnecessary fan error message might be shown.- Fixed an issue where hang might happen at post with a certain USB HDD. which seem significant enough to convince me to update. has anyone who has done the update seen any good, or ill, effects? thanks!

Answer:X220: BIOS update v1.33

Have not tried it because I'm still waiting for display brightness always set to max in BIOS screen fix.





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Hi Team, 

Hi, Have been reporting an issue to dell on behalf of Warranty update status for my product and I did submit legit invoice of it to get that warranty extension for that product as it was about to expire. But due to some reasons, dell warranty extensions guys reported that This should have to get the update from another department so they assist me how to get it done I did the same. 

I don't know why that dell representative mislead me that he had done with warranty update. as I had seen now it's been a month but not able to see warranty status till now. 

This is my first ever Worst experience with dell for a co-operate client.  

Thanks,Akbar

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Hi Team, 
 Dell Warranty Information not available 
Hi, Have been reported an issue to dell on behalf of Warranty update status for my product and I did submit legit invoice of it to get that warranty extension for that product as it was about to expire. But due to some reasons, dell warranty extensions guys reported that This should have to get the update from another department so they assist me how to get it done I did the same. 
 
I don't know why that dell representative mislead me that he had done with warranty update. as I had seen now it's been a month but not able to see warranty status till now.

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Seeking help from this forum at least. 
 
Thanks,
Akbar

Answer:Why dell Support is not good at warranty update or Extension of product

Hi Akbar Uddin,Thanks for posting.Apologies for your not being able to see your warranty status from the website. Sometimes it takes a while to update publicly.  The customer care agents will have the information available to them so, if you give them a call, they should be able to assist.You can contact Tech Support at 1-800-624-9896 or 1-800-288-4410, or you can initiate a chat session http://dell.to/2v4snVm

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Hi I recently flashed my BIOS (going from 1.26 -> 1.31) prior to installing Windows 7 x64 on a new SSD on my X220. The BIOS update seemed to work OK (I used the lenovo Windows utility to do it), but now I can't save any changes to any BIOS settings. I also cannot reset to defaults - I can't even select some options in the BIOS (e.g. anything to do with UEFI) - the cursor just skips over the lines on screen - and those I can select don't respond to any changes I try to make. I don't get any errors either in BIOS or in Windows, and my X220 boots OK, but obviously there's something wrong there. After updating the BIOS, I installed the SSD (a Samsung 830) and installed Windows on it - all this worked OK although I was planning to switch to UEFI for the new install and couldn't do so because the BIOS is now uneditable. Everything in Windows seems to work OK. I've tried re-running the BIOS utility but it reports that the BIOS is up to date and it won't re-apply the current update.  I've checked to see if anyone else has reported this issue here, and found a few reports with similar issues but different situations (e.g. people running Linux rather than Windows, or Wifi not working after the update) - but not this issue exactly. I'm wondering if this will fix itself when a new BIOS version is released and applied - if that's likely, I'm happy to wait until then (so long as nothing breaks in the meantime). I'd rather do that than pull the CMOS battery ... Read more

Answer:X220 BIOS Update issue

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
Please try updating the Bios using bios.bak file which is created during bios update .
You need to locate the bios file folder on c drive  , then find bios.bak   rename  it with FLASHABLNew.ROM
And click on winplash.exe ,  use Browse  option  to " Specify new Bios file "  and select FLASHABLNew.ROM
Then click on flash bios  , it will flash a message that the bios you are trying to update is older than current version , Press Yes to continue
Press Yes , If every thing goes well , your system will restart and you will have your old bios were you can modify or change any option
Now delete the folder which has the latest bios
Download the latest bios and try to flash to check if you are able to modify or change any option under Bios
  Hope This HelpsCheers!!!
 
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X220 i7 2620m8GB DDR3 1866mghzIntel X25-E SSDIntel MSATA 80GB SSDWindows 7 Enterprise SP1---Decided to cleanup my X220 this past weekend, updated the bios, secure erased my SSDS, and tried to get the machine formatted.Since the Bios Update to 1.33\1.21, I have been tearing my hair out with a growing anger.I came from bios 1.24 and had my X25-E as my OS\boot SSD on UEFI, the 80gb MSATA as a storage SSD.The following issues have arisen...With the X220 to Legacy Only, I can boot to my external DVD-rom and launch the Windows 7 Installation media, It detects the SSD and will install the OS onto the SSD, after restart the machine hits the blue and grey boot menu.  To resolve this I have to hard-power the machine on and then off, only after a hard power on and off will the X220 detect my X25E again.I can then boot into windows, make changes, use the Operating System, but every time I reboot the X220 fails to see the X25E and my only choice is to hard power the machine.---If I try to use UEFI First\UEFI only, the machine will only post to the blue\grey boot menu\loader.  At this point I can see my external DVD drive, but it will not launch any CD\DVD in the drive.---Similar results are found when using a USB flash-drive.It seems clear to me that the only change is the BIOS Update, since the update the machine sometimes will not restart "Ctrl-alt-delete" and get past post with the SSD in the X220, it will stay paused at the "Thinkpad" logo startup screen and not progress.&nb... Read more

Answer:X220 SSD Issues (Since Bios Update 1.33)

Did you try reverting back to Bios 1.24?

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I get the new X220 today and want to update the new bios because the "unexpected CPU throttling mode" problem.But when i using system auto update, it can't found any new bios(my bios is 1.12) for my system.So i manually download the 1.17bios from the lenovo websit.but when i install it, it also failed to refresh and indicate as follow:----------------------------------------------------------------The process does not recognize this system.The process has been canceled.----------------------------------------------------------------Could anybody tell me what the problem was?My system is X220 4286-CTO, but i can't find my type on the web selection. And if I use autodetection,it confuse my system as X220i 4286-CTO.I want to update to new bios.How can i do?THX!!

Answer:X220 4286-CTO can't update new bios

Hi and welcome to the forum!
 
Try the bootable version:- http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS018807
 





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Greetings I am unable to update the BIOS on the Thinkpad listed below. I have tried to run Boot CD version of the update program (using CD player in dock) and it reports the error: "The system program file is not correct for this system" The Windows based BIOS update program reports the error (in or out of dock): "The process does not recognize this system. The process has been cancelled" The Lenovo support page lists the new BIOS as being appropriate for this model. The BIOS reports the correct model and serial number. I desire to update the BIOS only as part of a software reload / refresh of the laptop. No actual problem with current BIOS to my knowledge. Does anyone have a suggestion? Thinkpad X220Model 4287 2VUCurrent BIOS 1.11 (8DET41WW) 2011-03-28Attempting to apply BIOS 1.37.1.24 (2013-02-06) 













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Answer:X220 - Unable to update BIOS

Hello,
 
Have you tried updating to a BIOS version somewhere inbetween the two versions?  Maybe there is an issue with the BIOS firmware being updated from such an old version to such a new version because some sort of interim version has to be loaded.
 
The other suggestion I have is to verify the model number on internal system board matches the model number on the external casing.
 
Try opening an elevated Command Prompt (filename: CMD.EXE) and issuing the following commands:
 
wmic.exe baseboard get product wmic.exe bios get name,serialnumber,version wmic.exe csproduct get vendor,name,identifyingnumber
 
The first command should return the motherboard brand and model.
 
The second command should return the BIOS version information, serial and version number.
 
The last command should return the system serial number, product name and manufacturer.
 
Hopefully, everything matches up with what appears to be present.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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I've made tha fresh system WIN7 instalation for X220 with the drivers update. Unfortunately, during the BIOS update the WIN update made the laptop restart and it failed something. After the laptop turned off it didn't start. Only the led on the power key leds, buy it doesnt want to start any more. I've taken off the power with the motherboard battery with no effect .What can I do start the laptop?

Answer:x220 dead after BIOS update

You have to replace the BIOS chip on the motherboard, but I don't know if these are soldered or not. But apparently here is one on eBay, so I assume they are not soldered: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIOS-Chip-IBM-LENOVO-THINKPAD-X220-/400580487162If you are looking for an alternative to replacing the BIOS chip, then you have to replace the motherboard, which is way more expensive. In this case you have to contact Tech Support. But having a technician replace the motherboard outside warranty is pricy.Replacing the BIOS chip is your best bet. If you are not a handy person or you don't have experience, order the BIOS chip and take your X220 and the BIOS chip to a computer store and have them replace it. Or call Tech Support and have them replace the motherboard.
 
If you are handy with computers, you could also repair your old BIOS chip by booting your X220 in a disassembled state with the new BIOS chip. Then when Windows has started you can remove the new BIOS chip and insert the old BIOS chip, then reflash the old BIOS chip. And then you have got a spare to sell. But again, you need to be very handy and very careful to do this, or you could end up killing your motherboard. I did this a few hundred times because I used to be a BIOS modder few years back when I still used to build high-end desktops.

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Hi everyone, Yesterday I've installed the latest BIOS Update (v1.39.1.24) via the System Update and since then my CPU is clocked at 800MHz top while on AC. The problem persists across OSes (Windows/Linux) which indicates the culprit is the BIOS update.I've tried downgrading to 1.38.1.24 which flashed O.K. but the problem remains. Tried re-updating the BIOS via the bootable CD option (with v1.39 from Lenovo's site) but the problem remains.Knowledge base says any BIOS post 1.21 is O.K. so that's not very helpful. I'd appreciate some help,Thanks!  

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Does updating the BIOS version and Drivers affect the warranty of my laptop?

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This is a really strange issue.I had been using my laptop with the oriiginal 1.10 (or whatever the very first one was) BIOS until yesterday with no problems. I head that there were some important fixes in the newer BIOS versions so I updated to 1.25. Everything seemed to be working fine until I went to work and turned on my laptop. It kept  crashing before Windows would load (after the post screen but before any of the windows screens. It just stays black for a long time and then flashes a BSOD and restarts). I tried downgrading to BIOS 1.24 but the problem persisted.It turns out that it does this whenever I try to start the computer without it plugged into the ac adaptor. When it is plugged in it starts up as normal but when unplugged it won't boot into windows. Once Windows is loaded I can unplug it and nothing happens but I still can't restart it without plugging it back inHas anyone else encountered this problem? Is this a known issue? Any suggestions for what could be causing this strange behaviour?If I can't get it figured out right away I will have to try to downgrade to the original BIOS version.

Answer:x220 won't start up on battery power after BIOS update 1.24/1.25

Today I discovered that my laptop also wouldn't wake from sleep whether on ac power or not. I had to do a hard reset. Not sure why all the problems on the newer BIOS version but I reverted back to 1.11 and now everything is working great like before. I guess it it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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I regularly use Lenovo update to check for any new drivers/updates. After an update to bios 1.25, my computer attempted to reboot, but it never really shut down. After 15 minutes of just black screen, I pulled the battery to force it off. When I attempted to reboot, no POST, just black screen. The Thinklight and green lights will flash, but nothing happens. So, I called Lenovo, and went through some basic troubleshooting which did not help. This all happened on Sunday, January 29th.  On Monday, January 30th, I called Lenovo again, and they said it would take about 2 weeks to :- send me the box- I send my laptop in- They fix it- They ship it back to me. I couldn't afford to wait 2 weeks, so Lenovo suggested me to find a Business partner locally. Lenovo site led me to Microserve in Burnaby, BC, Canada. I dropped it off on Monday, and they called me back on Tuesday to let me know that the mainboard needs to be replaced and ETA for the part is February 2nd, Thursday. Work will take 1-2 business days. So I waited. No update on Thursday, Friday or Monday (February 6th).  I called Microserve and they then told me that the part is not available, and they have no idea when it will come. They said they will look into it. So, I called Lenovo directly and asked them to follow up with this business partner about the part order. Today, I received a call from Microserve, telling me that the part MAY arrive in 2 weeks, and they will fix it WHENEVER the... Read more

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Question: Bios update fail

I downloaded bios file from dell website, clicked on setup file and all it did was create a windows flash system file in same location as setup file. Nothing else happened from there, haven't been able to update bios in dell 531
 

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Question: BIOS Update Fail

Everytime I try to update my BIOS on my laptop I get this error:

BIOS update failed! New Bios is not compatible with the current system BIOS.
New BIOS part number doesn't match system BIOS part number. Error Code: -120
See the Help for troubleshooting

an I doing something wrong HELP

I am using Fujitsu Lifebook AH530
 

Answer:BIOS Update Fail

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Question: Bios Update Fail

Hello all. Today i've tried to update my Lenovo ideapad z560 bios (v2.08) to newest (v2.15). I've flashed bios with no problems, restarted my laptop, used default settings in bios, restarted again and there is the problem. My windows 7 ultimate x64 doesn't boot. All tries ending with bluescreen and automatically restart my laptop. I want to flash the older bios (v2.08) from my pendrive but i can't find bios v2.08 files anywhere. Could anyone send me this files or provide a link to download it? Regards,Nav17

Answer:Bios Update Fail

HelloWelcome to the communityJust wanted to confirm that was it instantly after changing to default values in bios that you started getting bluescreen? And what is your sata mode set to? Is it Ide or Ahci?





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Question: bios update fail

my HP-Pavilion-g6-1d00-Notebook never update bios it has Insyde F.31, 10/23/2014 it can't update. i try to install F.33,F.42,F.48 but all fail F.33 install fail and give error "IHisi not support current bios" , and this error "BIOS did not support InsydeFlash !"please help me to update my bios

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*Symptoms.1.BIOS Update Fail2.No output screen.(black screen)3.usb drive not recognized. *Not resolved.- Removing CMOS Battry - Clear CMOS Jumper  What should I do?

Answer:BIOS Update Fail - tc-605

What happened?What BIOS version?What operating system came pre-installed on your computer? If Windows 7 came pre-installed on your computer or you recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10.....then you'll need to go in to BIOS settings and do this: 1. Disable Secure Boot2. Make sure CSM is enabled (launch csm always)3. Hit F10 to save and exit BIOS settings---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If Windows 8.1 originally came with your computer then you can either try to contact Acer support or take a look at AMIBOOT.ROM threads on this forum.  But if you don't know what happened, then it would be better to contact acer. Also, if Windows 8.1 originally came pre-installed, you can try to reset bios to defaults. http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/34099/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDQwNzE1NzI...  http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/35410#_ga=1.189561384.2057293553.1440123875 

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Hey guys how where i get a bios update for a dell optiplex gxa? 333MTbr model em . also i keep getting application hangings when i play games on www.pogo.com





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Rhonda(matrix)

Answer:bios update for a out of warranty comp

Go to www.dell.com, then go to Support, then Drivers and Downloads. On that page choose to find by service tag, then enter it and it will give you downloads, inlcuding BIOS, for your machine. I'm not familiar with pogo.

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Summary, my X220 fan is loud as heck and is driving me crazy! what happened:- Lenovo system update app tells me I need to get the latest BIOS- I download and install itA couple of days later...- I eject the laptop from the dock while the computer is on.- Suddenly the fan start running very loudly.- Now I'm back in the dock. Whenever I do something CPU intensive like load a new application or open a bunch of web tabs, the fans revs up again and it sounds realy loud and harsh like I've never heard it before. I tried downloading the TPFC (Thinkpad Fan Controller) app but it still gets loud and buzzy when it runs Any ideas how to resolve this? It's driving me crazy and I'd rather not buy a new laptop but that's my next best alternative

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after I run .bat file from archive ( steb by step as in instruction) it says "plise wait" , but nothing happened. I'm wait about 5 minute and restart manualy and enter in BIOS version was 5.40. After it i turn off notebook and it not turning on. What can i do?

Answer:Stellite L40-14B Fail after BIOS Update 5.40-WIN

Unfortunately buddy... bad news... in your case something went wrong during the update procedure. BIOS update is always risky.

In my opinion you should contact the Toshiba ASP which is responsible for you county and should ask for the help...

As far as I know the guys could flash the ROM module again and tehn the notebook should run again.

Good luck

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Hello, I have an N100 which was fine until I tried the automatic software and driver update which loaded the latest drivers and BIOS update/s. A box appeared on the screen asking me if I was sure I wanted to update the BIOS, and unfortunately I went ahead and suspect that the BIOS for the N100 with the Intel graphics chip was loaded, whereas I have the Nvidia model. So now I can't get into WIndows XP though the BIOS and DOS applications run fine. Every time I try to load WIndows I get a BSOD. Has anyone found a solution to this yet? Maybe there's a way of reverting to the correct BIOS through lenovo care or DOS ? Please feel free to reply and Many Thanks. ArnieLondon. UK

Answer:N100 BIOS Update Fail?

Try booting to Windows Save Mode by hitting the F8 key immediately as Windows is starting to boot.  From there you can select "Last Known Good Configuration".  If that fails, try "Safe Mode".  If it is just a driver issue, you should be able repair the situation.

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Hi, I have performed an BIOS UPGRADE but after the system don't start.I have try all solution from disconnect all cable, Windows+B key on power on...but nothing is work. I heard 8 beep only if i disconnect Hard Disk and after reconnect, when power on with Windows+B key 8 beep sound.  

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i downloaded a bios update tool from HP website, but while updating the bios, there was a power black out. my laptop couldn't come out of herbanation and it can't boot. only the power button light, caps lock light and WiFi light are working, the fun is also working but it can't boot.i have tried removing the battery, power adapter and press the power button for a minute, nothing has changed..is there any solution for this problem.the pc is HP625 notebook

Answer:bios update fail, pc can't start

Hey,My son's laptop did this blank screen too - only power button light was on, but no fan, no key lights, nothing.  I tried the same hard reset -remove batt, press power.  Almost took it apart to reseat the RAM, but decided to search the forum again (sorry I can't find that hp support page anymore).  Anyways, you will read that beside hard rest and reseating RAM, they will tell you to try connecting it to an external monitor to check if it is a display problem. Short story, none of the above worked for me, EXCEPT THIS - hold down Windows key and "B" key.  While holding down the Windows and B key, press and hold the power button for about one second, then release all 3 buttons.  The power key will light up, wait for about 40 seconds (more or less), then the BIOS will update. Hope it works for you too. UPDATE:  I just found the link again.... I followed step 3...

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everyone, after making good post and loosing it (smartphone can't remember entered text if you change app) I'll try to make it once more.So I flashed bios on my y550p to ver 33. After it main screen is off, indicators on, but no loading.I tried recovery by usbflash but no effect(flash was succesfull - fn+r ac cable on, pw on. 1 min 1 beep, twice beep, 1 beep per 3 sec for 2-3 min. Twice beep. Reboot). Any way to slove problem except service? I will be far from nearest service more than 12 hours road for 10 days.P.s. sorry for my englishUpd: start of laptop http://youtu.be/mlmxoWIwVqAUpd2: re flashing bios and fail. Downloaded from offsite http://youtu.be/OJIsywj6V3g

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I am trying to update my helix2 BIOS from 1.80 to 1.82. However, when the computer reboots, it shows "secure flash authentication failed" and shut down the machine. The ECP is updated though. Any help?










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Answer:Helix 2 BIOS update fail

Hello xRender,
 
I hope you've managed to resolve this but if not a service tip has been released regarding the the authentication error you have reported.  Sorry for being late with a response.
 
Link to Service Tip;
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/SF16-T0013

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Setup a new Slimline tower today 260-a010z , HP support asst had several updates avail, so dl'd them & install, restart & assistant tells me again to update bios which I already did & created a flash drive backup! BIOS Update (ROM Family 822A) Softpaq Number: SP77849 Version: F.14Ap1. Also HP Sure Connect, Realtek Card Reader Driver (Windows 10v1607) & Realtek Wireless LAN Drivers upated but still show needing to update. Is there a fix pending for these errors? Thx

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i downloaded the bios update " 60cn93ww" and after clicking flash, it just fail, error displays "ERROR 220 - Failed at power status check! Status =223" there's a notice before flashing. saying that i should have external power input, close all other applications, but i met every requirements. that is I dont know why i still get error. can any help me with this would appreciate it 

Answer:Z585 BIOS update fail help!

Hi Alun
 
Welcome in Lenovo Forums
 
i would like to share with you if the windows is loading fine or not  otherwise the error massage so that we can advise you with the suitable solution
 
Waiting for your answer
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Hey guys,i have a problem after trying to update my my T440.During the update on Windows, it restart several times and on the last time it wont power on properly.The screen stays black and it won´t boot.So i think my bios is broken.What i can do ?thanks for help!  

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Hello ... I am a proud user of Lenovo G550 laptop No problems so far,until i tried to update BIOS. I followed instructions by the book,but when i press install on self-extract archive,extracting starts and the i get the code: Error 5 Problem seems to be that i don't have administration privilege,although i have administrator account and it's password protected. Program seems to start (BIOS updating software),and then the error pops-up saying phlashnt.sys driver can't be loaded and that i should reboot and log on as administrator. My first thought was that my anti-virus software is causing this,so i turned it off and tried again,but that made no effect.I am using Free Comodo Internet Security Premium. Deepest respect for you people from Support staff and i hope there is a solution for this. Best regards













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Answer:G550 BIOS Update Fail

Hi Bljublju Try right-clicking and select run as administrator.

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I Have a thinkpad t43 2687 DUU. purchased 2 years back.  It had 3 yr warranty.  Recently i had a problem with the  laptopand decided to reimage it since windows got corrupted.  The service partition didnt help in reinstalling the factory image.  The resue and recovery versions (3 as wellas 4) didnt work and had to order recovery CD's.    The fun starts here.   First time i called the case was created and got lost.  Nothing happened.   The second time i called the case was created and the recovery CD's were sent to Pennsylvania (zip code 15038) instead of irving tx, 75038.  No apologies from any tech support person.    Being routed to tech support, CRU support,  DHL in round robin fashion is the only thing that happened.      Finally the CD went to Lenovo itself because of bad address.   These guys do not even have basic address validation system in place before shipping something and theirtech support has very poor sense of US addresses.    Then after 3 days i again call them up ( no choice)  and they created a new case  but miss my apt number.   I called next day to confirm,  the tech support team said the CRU team will now be able to help, the CRU team told me that the case isnt closed yet and they cannot help.  called the tech support supervisor.   he was totally useless and didnt help one b... Read more

Answer:Problems with Thinkpad Warranty - Not recommended to buy Thinkpads due to poor Warranty Support

Welcome to the forum! I'm sorry to hear about your less-than-pleasant experience with tech support. While I understand your aggravation (I'd be pretty upset myself if I were in your shoes), I'd tend to believe that this is still an exception, and not the rule. My T43p (2687-D5U) came back repaired after three business days last week, no complaints on this end. I've been using ThinkPads for eight years now without a single bad experience with IBM support, and I've sent dozens (if not hundreds) machines for a repair over that period of time. There are incidents like the one you have described with every company. Once in a blue, a case slips through the cracks, it is human to err. And while I'm not demeaning what happened to you, or defending the company, you'd likely be in a worse spot with another laptop. Hopefully the disks will arrive safely, and help you restore that T43 to its full glory, enabling you to enjoy it once again. Good luck and keep us informed.

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Trying to update the bios on an X220 tablet, using the windows based update utility.  I have included logo.gif in the same directory as winuptp.exe .  If I run winuptp.exe from within Windows 7 Enterprise X64, the upgrade runs by successfully.   If I run the same upgrade under WINPE x86, the upgrade fails with the following error: Error: The custom startup image file is not correct for this system. I get the error whether I run winuptp.exe in silent mode or normally.  If I remove the logo.gif, the bios will update successfully.  Why would the bios upgrade fail when run from WinPE if there is a logo file?

Answer:X220 Tablet - Bios update with custom logo fails when under winpe

hey swhitcher,are you by any chance trying to do a custom splash / startup screen for your X220 ?anyway, were you trying to update to bios version 1.19 ?





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Since a few weeks my X220 is not able to make any changes to the  UEFI/BIOS settings. When trying to do so either any changes get silently ignored or I get one of the following error message while trying to save.  Security - Failed to save storage: Setup. Status: 0x9 Security - Failed to save storage: PwdStatusVar. Status: 0x9 Security - Failed to save storage: LocalSecurityVars. Status: 0x9 Didn't find anything on those errors here or on the web, unfortunately. This is with UEFI 1.19, unfortunately this problem even prevents me from upgrading to the latest release (this is a linux-only system, so no Windows-tools, also I had UEFI-only enabled in the settings when this happened, so the Update-CD won't boot). Also I had some parts of the hardware disabled when this started to appear, so can't reenable them anymore, which is pretty bad as you might imagine. Three notes:*) there is one exception to not being able to save, I can successfully set (and remove) a supervisor password, but that's all*) After the UEFI tries to save the settings there's a hang for 2-3 seconds, don't know if this is related.*) The time from pressing the power button until the X220 reaches the boot loader is significantly longer since this effect showed up Anyone got a clue what these errors are actually about? I thought about pulling the BIOS/UEFI battery and trying to force a reset of the settings that way. Is this safe or a bad idea?


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Answer:X220 - Can't change UEFI/BIOS settings anymore, locked out of update

Are you able to press F9 to load default settings and then F10 to save and exit?  Or does this result in the same errors?

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Just tried the new Version 30 update.  It seemed to be working fina and rebooted the machine but then came to a stop with the following blue message: LCFC Debug Page InfoPlatform Type: DiscretePost Code: 07h 30h FBh A6h A7h E4h 2Fh 25hWake Source: 00h (WAKE_BY_UNKNOWN) Fortunately, I was able to power off and restart with a "firmware image fail" message but then a normal restart.  Everything appears to be working fine... but that was scary. Any ideas what is going on with this update ?  And anyone else with a similar FAIL ? 













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Answer:BIOS Update Fail...Y700-15ISK

Well, I tried a second time and it worked.  All is good now.  I guess the update itself may just be a little buggy... let's hope the new BIOS is not.

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Hello! I have A01 bios version on my e6330.I can not succed install the current updete.I tryed windows 7, windows 10, MS-DOS...
The computer open the exe file, progress to 100% and restarts back to windows. It does not start the proper flashing...
Any other ideas? Can someone to help me with a bios dump? 

Answer:Dell E6330 BIOS update fail

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest to first load BIOS defaults and then try to update and also check if there is any error message that comes up.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Hello All! I am a bit inexperienced and new to the forums and am seeking help. I have been using a latitude E5520 for a few years now and have been very happy. About a year and a half ago, my hinges broke and slowly my laptop has been dying. I recently purchased a refurbished identical laptop with the hopes of just moving my SSD, RAM, Processor over and It would all work the same. Once I put my SSD in the new laptop, it would boot, but turn off after 10 seconds and I could here the fans going at full speed before it died. After doing some research, I figured I would update the drivers and BIOS to get the current laptop config as close to my old laptop as possible to increase the likelihood that the SSD would work properly on this other laptop. After downloading the FW and following the instruction, the laptop shut off and never came back up. The lights and keyboard attempt to turn on, but the screen doesn't attempt to turn on and it is making some small noises as it keeps shutting off and powering on. At this point, I would just like to get the new laptop working and forget about swapping parts, if anybody out there can help me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Bios update fail | Latitude E5520

Hi wisp.em,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please confirm if the Hard drive shipped with the system is working fine on it. Is the replacement system same in configuration as your Latitude E5520? Can you boot into BIOS <F2>?
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address, so that we can check on this.

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I have a Thinkpad T450s and I am trying to update from BIOS version 1.19 to 1.20. I have created a live-usb with the 'el tortio'-extracted image using the linux command 'dd'. Once I boot into the usb under Legacy-BIOS and select upgrade, it proceeds witht the error message "The process does not recognize this system. The process has been canceled." I disabled anti-theft, AMT (I believe that's the option) and am sure that I'm using the correct .iso file from the downloads section. I do not have any Windows operating systems installed, but I am able to boot into several linux distributions using Legacy and UEFI methods. Here is my BIOS information.  "Handle 0x0031, DMI type 0, 24 bytesBIOS InformationVendor: LENOVOVersion: JBET54WW (1.19 )Release Date: 11/06/2015Address: 0xE0000Runtime Size: 128 kBROM Size: 16384 kBCharacteristics:PCI is supportedPNP is supportedBIOS is upgradeableBIOS shadowing is allowedBoot from CD is supportedSelectable boot is supportedACPI is supportedUSB legacy is supportedBIOS boot specification is supportedTargeted content distribution is supportedUEFI is supportedBIOS Revision: 1.19Firmware Revision: 1.2" What might you suggest to get the update disk to recognize my system? 













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Answer:BIOS Update fail: The process does not recognize t...

I have also tried using the update utility under WINE in Linux and it gives me the same error message.

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Greeting i updated the BIOS to lastest version, and the keyboard start to beep, the operative systems dont work fine, some keyboards have malfunction with the shift key, my keyboard is in spanish, with the english version of the keyborad the problem is solved. The motherboard in the notebook is ok, no conectors damage. PD: excuse my english i'm spansih native speakers

Answer:keyboard fail in g470 after BIOS update

Rickynet wrote:
Greeting i updated the BIOS to lastest version, and the keyboard start to beep, the operative systems dont work fine, some keyboards have malfunction with the shift key, my keyboard is in spanish, with the english version of the keyborad the problem is solved. The motherboard in the notebook is ok, no conectors damage.
 
PD: excuse my english i'm spansih native speakers

From what I understand  your notebook works fine when using English keyboard layout, but does not work as expected if you change to Spanish keyboard layout.
 
Check your BIOS for a language or region setting and adjust as needed.  Also - look in control panel for keyboard settings and install additional keboard layout for Spanish.
 
Good luck.
 
CB

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I checked the proper BIOS for AM-3470G computer. There is a Linux BIOS update for it. It is the same BIOS for the AM-3470G and the AM-3470. I have one of each. In both cases. I am getting the incompatible ROMID. As neither of these boxes can successfull run current versions of Linux without a BIOS fix, I am sorta stuck. Can anyone help?

Answer:BIOS Update fail: ROMID is not compatible: P01-A3 ...

 How can i understand which version i need to download?Laptop versions:1.xx can only be updated using 1.xx versions2.xx can only be updated using 2.xx versions (normally 2.xx version are labeled "not for upgrades") Desktop versions:P01.xx can only be updated using P01.xx versionsP11.xx can only be updated using P11.xx versions (normally P11.xx version are labeled "*not for upgrades")"L" BIOS versions are Linux OS dedicated (example P01.xxL) * what does it mean "not for upgrades"?During the windows 7 to 8 transition, some PC models had different BIOS versions from factory, related to the installed OS.Windows 8 PC got an UEFI BIOSWindows 7 PC got a "Legacy" BIOSSo PC with Windows 7 installed from factory can't use the "not for upgrades" BIOS version, even if they were upgraded to Windows 8 or 10, since the factory BIOS was a different version compared to PC with Windows 8 from factory.

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I've made big mistake. I tryed to install BIOS update for my SAT A-200. Everything went fine but after shuting down computer doesn't boot any more.
If I start it manualy power light comes on hard drive fleshes few time and thats all.

I've got this update with toshiba TEMPRO with Toshiba. I need some advise

Answer:Satellite A200 - BIOS update fail

That?s really bad but in this case you can?t do anything.

You should go to a local ASP. Maybe they can recovery the BIOS and in worst case the mainbaord must be exchanged.
On the Toshiba website you can search for an authorized service provider.

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Hello,I have searched here for a couple days and read a bunch of posts - some of which I have tried.   I am NOT trying to go back down to Win 7 (though I really like Win 7)  I am trying to stick with Win 8.1. I was running BIOS P11-A1 and suddenly started having trouble with the USB 3.0 controller.I read some posts here and on other forums that stated I should see if there is a BIOS update. There are actually four for this machine and so I started with the oldest one P11-B0LTTo be honest the instructions in the README pdf file were not that helpfulbut I found soem great data on the AMI website that helped me update to P11-B0L. I ran the BIOS-DOS.BAT file first but got this error: "4 - Error: ROM File ROMID is not compatible with existing BIOS ROMID"So I went ahead and ran the AFUDOS file without all the parameters in the batch file and everything updated fine. But I am still having troubles with the USB 3.0 controller and the process just seemed to be fairly complex.Both my HP's and three other Dell's had Flash BIOS programs, or simple instructions that worked with no problems. Was I just getting lucky with them and there is some hidden UEFI and/or MS-DOS secret ritual that I am missing here ?Am I perhaps using the incorrect BIOS update file - and if so which one should I use ?  Thanks,-Bil 













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Answer:BIOS Update Fail - Aspire XC-603G Win 8.1

If your computer came pre-installed with windows 8.1, the correct BIOS would be P11.B2 (to the best of my knowledge). The "L" versions are for Linux.   http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/35410#_ga=1.124769097.237648148.1435182563

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hello i was half way threw a bios update on my foxconn a6vmx motherboard and there was a power cut,rendering pc dusbin material,some one told me theres a back up facilty on board?please can any one help thanx jez
 

Answer:foxconn motherboard bios update fail

Is this an AMI BIOS.
If so, and you can get the new BIOS onto a floppy, there is a possibility you may still be able to flash the new BIOS.

Most Mobos with an AMI BIOS will look for a floppy disk with a bios update on it.
see: http://www.biosman.com/biosrecovery.html
 

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HI,I have a yoga2 pro, with Bios 76CN27WW running Windown 10. I'm trying to update to the latest version, 76CN43WW. However upon running the installer, after the command for InsydeFlash64, I get an error message that no ROM are available in the folder. There clearly is a ROM, since I simply extracted the Lenovo bios files and that went normally. Tried with administrator mode, redownloading, and I always get this error.  I read on some HP forum that seems to use the same BIOS update tool that this is caused by the new bios not recognizing the very old one I have installed, and not letting me upgrade. However, I can't find any links of 'intermedidate' versions on the lenovo site that I could use as a step to bring this to the latest.  Any ideas? Thanks

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After acquiring a T430 I proceeded to install Windows 7 and install/update the drivers etc As part of this I downloaded teh BIOS update utility form the Lenovo website 2.99 dated 9/19/2014 as I know that the T430 had been sat on a shelf for several months. I ran the utility and after a reboot teh update appeared to progress but then the display went blank and the power light stayed on. THis is the current state of the machine.  The T430 is still under warranty, but I have been told that as i updated the BIOS without contacting support first that this is not covered under the warranty, is this true?

Answer:T430 BIOS Update Failure covered under Warranty

Hi Mjwoonton, Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with BIOS update failure on your ThinkPad T430.

Are you able to see Lenovo logo after switching on the system?
Please let me know is the system is booting to BIOS mode?
Has I know there is no such information about the warranty policy, however the warranty policy will differs for region to region, hence I suggest you to visit the below link to view the warranty policy of your region.

Contact support center for further assistance on the issue.http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/services-warranty/lenovo-warranty.html Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hello,

I own a satellite M40. I had some problem with it, and tried to update the bios to see if it could solved it.
I flash the bios with the windows based utility, but the computer shutted down without any warning.

Now the notebook power up only 1s or 2, and then power off.

I bought this Toshiba, 10 months ago. So, is a failed bios update outside of the warranty ?

Thank you

Answer:Satellite M40: Is failed BIOS update covered by warranty?

Hello Stephane

We can discuss here about your problem but nobody can help you. You must contact service partner and clarify this. Sorry but there is nothing you can do alone.

Contact them, explain the situation and you will see how they will handle with this case.

Good luck!

By the way: if you need addresses you can find all you need under http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_gaspLocator.jsp?pf=true

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Hi all,15 days ago I bought a lenovo W540 and during the upgrade bios and operation has failed ( Bios upgrade failure).after more than an hour, since the total system downtime, I removed the power to perform a reboot but nothing to do (black screen and beep beep ....).I contacted Lenovo Italy and they told me that ' update bios without their consent invalidate the warranty.This is Lenovo.......











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Answer:W540 Bios update failure and Lenovo warranty

Hi plorengo, welcome to the forums,
 
I would like to suggest that you contact support once more, and again request a fix under warranty, if on this occasion you also receive no satisfaction you should then simply state that you are not satisfied and wish to register a complaint, the CSR will be able to do this for you.
 
Please ensure that you note the name of the CSR you speak to and also request a call number, the call number will possibly be of help at a later date.
 
Please also see the following post from Mark_Lenovo;
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Bios-Update-Fail-Under-Warranty-but-No-Support...
 
Please give it another go yourself before contacting Mark and please let us know how you get on.
 

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Hi,
Any advice?
I have a 9010 SFF that was working fine, except that it would not install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.  Repeatedly, about 30% through the update it failed with a BSOD. I tried several times.
Somewhere I read that the BIOS might need updating so I headed over to DELL support.  I let the website automatically detect my system and it found a recommended BIOS update, version A24.
I initiated the BIOS update from the website and it seemed to run successfully but when the PC rebooted it hung half way through POST.
On a second attempt to start the machine - nothing - no display, no light, just will not start.
I tried clearing the NVRAM as indicated on the DELL website here: www.dell.com/.../SLN284985
I tried both the RTCRST jumper method and the battery removal method.
The result - it now continuously reboots but still no POST, no display, nothing.
I should add that during the original BIOS update, the PC had a Quadro 600 graphics card and a LSI 9200-8e SAS adapter card inside. They had both been working faultlessly and were removed when I tried to reset the BIOS NVRAM.
Any suggests on what next to recover my "bricked" desktop?
Andy

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I use my X200 tablet as my primary work computer (I run my own business but I am NOT an IT guy).  I've had my X200 for a year now and love it.  The last few days I ran into an annoying problem where the tablet would take several minutes to boot up while the Win7 screen would tell me not to shut off my PC because updates were being configured, with 0% progress until the computer finally just gave up and started regularly.  This was really annoying because it happened twice when I was trying to load up a presentation in front of an audience, and I had to dance around and waste everyone's time while the computer waited for Windows to do its thing.  I think it took so long because I didn't have have an internet connection and it couldn't configure the updates.  In hindsight, I think I should've simply turned off Automatic Updates. So yesterday I decided to log in as Admin and use the Thinkvantage utility to see if I was missing some important software.  Only one critical item turned up - a recommended BIOS update that would fix a no-boot problem if I ever let the battery drain completely (never had that problem).  So I clicked the link, was directed to Lenovo's website, and downloaded the appropriate 32-bit BIOS update installer for my system, and began the BIOS update process, knowing full well that one should never turn off a computer while the BIOS is being re-written.  It was partially through the update when I made the mistake of ... Read more

Answer:BIOS update fail = dead X200 tablet

sorry to hear about your troubles.   a quick trip to the depot will get your tablet back up and running.
 
remove your HDD before sending in your system.   the HDD isn't needed for a BIOS repair and very well may be wiped clean and re-imaged if sent with it.
 
below are instructions to remove the drive.
 
guide:  http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-71430
movie:  http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-72445
 
 
(edit: typo)

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Hello I have an Acer AIO PC i decided to update the bios so i tried to upadate it but it was stuck on erasing bios for like 4 hours so i decided to close it i did and it did not reset i did not know what to do i kinda knew the bios was corrupted i was sreaching on the interent to see if you can check if your bios is corrupted could not find anything so i just left the computer on for a few days and it was working fine did not turn it off, but i had a windows update and thats when it reseted and now its just a black screen the hard and every else comes on and works fine but nothing shows up.

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Hp support program told to update important bios update. After  update I cant use computer.  PC starts but nothing comes to screen. It stays on about 30 sec and restarts itself. Same thing, nothing shows on screen but it dont boot itself after the first reboot. This happens everytime when I take power off. It dont seem to try to load windows either because hdd light dont blink. I cant even find compatible bios update on HP page that i could try from usb. I tried to clear cmos with jumpers. No change Did HP send wrong bios update on HP support program? Any suggestions?

Answer:hp envy 700-305no bios / hp program update fail

I have the same problem with my hp envy 700-311na computer. I downloaded the bios update but now my computer just has a black screen and the windows+B keyboard command does not work.Computer turns on fine but nothing happens no loading screen or anything. Is there a way to bypass the bios and access the operating system?

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There I was thinking, I should keep my computer up to date. So I tried to update BIOS. The BIOS update got stuck for 3 hours at some stage 3. The computer will not reboot now, not even to a setup screen. DEAD

I have read somewhere that you can make a bootable USB flash BIOS recovery. Then use a certain key combination ie Fn and B or Fn and W (can not remember). Can some one give me a step to step guide from where to download software, right to recovering my BIOS and machine?

I should not have to pay any fees to get my PC working again as it was working perfectly before this upgrade attempt. I did nothing wrong.

Thanks,
spiralvista

I have model pspb6a ocso4m (au model)

Answer:Satellite P200 - BIOS update fail at stage 3

Hi spiralvista,

> I have read somewhere that you can make a bootable USB flash BIOS recovery
Yes, I did read about such threads here in forum but it doesn?t always work and there is no official support for this procedure. Everything what you do with such BIOS recovery tools happen on your own risk and in worst case you could destroy the whole ROM module.

Best option would be contacting an authorized service provider because the guys can have professional tools to reflash the ROM module where the BIOS is stored. So you should get in contact with the guys and ask for help. They can also tell you how much it will cost.

Sorry that I can?t give you another answer but here it?s an user to user forum only where you can talk with normal people like you and me ? Nobody from Toshiba here ;)

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Hello I have an Acer AIO PC i decided to update the bios so i tried to upadate it but it was stuck on erasing bios for like 4 hours so i decided to close it i did and it did not reset i did not know what to do i kinda knew the bios was corrupted i was sreaching on the interent to see if you can check if your bios is corrupted could not find anything so i just left the computer on for a few days and it was working fine did not turn it off, but i had a windows update and thats when it reseted and now its just a black screen the hard and every else comes on and works fine but nothing shows up.

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L300-03C BIOS Update to V2.2 then Fail to boot on XP
Model:PSLB8C-03C01X
Please help
My OS is WinXP SP3 , BIOS was v1.4
using the latest BIOS V2.2 windows file to upgrade(from v1.4)
The progress is normally finished , however it fail to boot up.

I still can enter BIOS Setup , but can not run Windows XP to login screen.

So , what I can do?

Thank you

Answer:Satellite L300-03C - BIOS Update to V2.2 then Fail to boot on XP

What happen exactly when you start your notebook?
Is HDD recognized properly in BIOS settings?

Can you start OS in safe mode (F8 at start up)?

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hello guysmy laptop had this problem: System may fail to resume from Hibernation state..i found a solution on lenovo website :http://support.lenovo.com/en_IL/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT077884and it says that i need to update the bios.. so i downloaded the BIOS Update Utility for Windows (system runs WIN 7 64Bit) start the setup and it stuck and stop working, the computer freezes. so i waited a while and still nothing and shut it down. now all i got is blank screen, the red LED and CPU fan working but nothing happens. i look for a recovery soultion and found the Phoenix Wincrisis, but it wont work, i browsed the HDD for the BIOS files, and i got the backup file, try to rename it to BIOS.WPH as this guide says: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-S-series-Netbooks/LENOVO-BIOS-RECOVERY/td-p/332989but it's not working, tried to do that from a floppy usb but some of the bios files are(tried a couple that i found couse on lenovo website there only the utility or the iso but cannot fine the bios file itself so i can be sure that its the right file i'm using) bigger then the floppy.. so it used also 16GB disk on key.. nothing! please help me, dose any one have a soultion? any help?i also search for the BIOS CHIP on the board but i cant find it, mabye i can buy a pre-flashed bios chip and solder it to the boardi have the log file from the HDD if it helpsThank you so much!

Answer:ThinkPad Edge 15 (0319-3VG) fail on bios update, please help!

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that BIOS update failed in your Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 and is not turning on properly now.
 
A failed BIOS update could have bricked the motherboard probably. I strongly recommend you to contact our technical support for assistance.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Best Regards,
Mithun.





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One of my programming courses uses software which requires hardware acceleration.  In order for me to enable hardware acceleration on my Laptop (Thinkpad T510), I had to update the Intel AMT file which prompted me to update the bios to the latest version.  After the installation, my laptop restarted.  I believe, this is a failed bios update, because my laptop cannot get past the "Initializing Intel(R) Boot Agent Ge v1.3.51 PXE 2.1 Build 089 (WfM 2.0)" I am unable to select what device to boot from and inserting a bootable bios cd does not work. Disabling Intel AMT on the Bios Configuration does not change anything, Disabling the external network rom on the bios, does get rid of the message, but I am still unable to get any further.  I've reset the CMOS battery and the settings/clock were reset to default. However, I am still unable to get past get past the "Initializing Intel(R) Boot Agent..." I?ve attempted to create a Phoenix Crisis Rescue USB.  I?ve followed these instructions I found here (http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=100330 & http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=107098) to retrieve the FL1 file from the T510 bios utility .exe file.  I've used the crisis package to convert the FL1 file into the bios.wph file. After formatting the 2GB usb as FAT, I used the WinCrisis software in XP compatibility mode to flash the usb. The software said the recovery disk was successfully created, but only 64kb was ... Read more

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I was fixing a friend Acer updating everything was going fine until I udated the bios (R01-C0) The BIOS was write protected, rebooted and now its stuck on Verifying DMI Pool Data. :cry I feel so bad. Thank you for looking BIOS V 6.00 PG SMBIOS 2.3 BIOSID R01-C0
 

Answer:Acer Aspire T180 BIOS Update fail

The OS is Windows XP
 

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I am trying to update the BIOS on my Yoga 2 Pro 13" laptop.  Downloaded the BIOS update from the support page, but when I run the update, I get the following error:      Get EC part information fail. Will try to attach a screenshot of the BIOS update error message. Has anyone seen this before?  I found one other mention here in the forum but no soution or workaround.  Any help or suggestion would be appreciated.  Thanks. ? 

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Hi everyone,I have a severe problem (I guess) after the latest BIOS Update. Windows 7 freezes during startup.I own a 64-bit Lenovo FLex 2 15D with AMD A6-6310 and R4, 4GB RAM and a SSHD (8GBSSH). I purchased it without OS and installed Windows 7 - which worked fine so far.I yesterday updated the BIOS with version 9FCN23WW (for Win7 and Win8), the latest BIOS update. A mistake, it seems.After Reboot, I first had to disable Secure Boot in the BIOS, because it would not let me boot at all. I figured out how to get into the BIOS-Setup to disable this (press Enter 2x, press Tab when in the Boot Menu to access the "Apps Menu", then "SETUP" - just in case this helps someone).Now Win7 begins to start up, but freezes during the startup process (the splash screen with the win flag freezes and looks a bit strange. I used the "protected mode" Windows Startup and saw that the process always hangs when loading "amdkmpfd.sys".That is basically it.I guess I have to find a way to re-install the previous version of the BIOS, but I have no idea how!Any idea?!.......Now about what I did to fix this (poor, but I tried):If I try to start from a Win7 installation CD-ROM (actually it is one for Dell PCs, but I guess that is not the problem) and press a key to boot from CD, Windows loads files, shows "Starting Windows"  and at a certain point again just freezes. When I -do not- press a key, WIndows Boot Manager shows up and mentions that "Windows failed to start (etc.)" "File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boo... Read more

Answer:Boot Fail after latest BIOS Update on Flex 2-15D

I found our the solution to my problem with the help of SebastianLenovo ... In the BIOS / Boot Mode, I switched back from "UEFI" to "Legacy". That's it. That simple. The BIOS Upgrade routine just did not transfer that setting from the old BIOS to the new. Given the fact that 1. I did not change that setting, so it is default and 2. it would have been easy to avoid, if the BIOS update routine would be well programmed to transfer the current BIOS settings to the new, upgraded BIOS ... Anyway a strange situation that a 64-bit system has a 32-bit BIOS. Actually no Linux distribution (except FatDog and rescue systems) are able to deal with it - Linux only running as a Virtual Machine under Windows. I think this is inappropriate and really taking away a part of the fun if you can not run this laptop as a dual boot system. Thanks to Sebastian and I hope this solution helps someone in the future... Regards, Tristam.

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Hello there, I'm interested in finding out more about the X220 - In particular the actual bandwidth available to the i7 Version of the X220 with it's USB 3 port. I'd like to be able to use the Black Magic Design Intensity Shuttle with this laptop, however it requires a Super Speed USB 3.0 Port. It's common for laptops to only use a single PCIe lane interconnect, giving the USB3 Port only 2.5gbps of available bandwidth. This won't be enough to allow that capture card to work  A similar situation also exists for the Expresscard slot - To be able to support Expresscard v2.0, It needs to provide 5gbps (2x PCIe v1 lanes). If it does this, It's possible I can buy an USB 3 Expresscard which will have enough bandwidth to use the card. In short I would like to know if the super speed USB 3 port can actually function at the intended speed, and is not crippled to half rate. 





Running an 4286CTO - X220 i7 2620m, 4gig Ram, 320gig HDD. 6 Cell battery









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Answer:X220 - Expresscard 2.0 Support / Full Super Speed USB 3.0 (i7) Support?

hey SuperRoach,i recommend getting in contact with Lenovo Australia via the link below >>http://www.lenovo.com/contact/au/en/





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acer aspire 5252 bone stock except hdd upgrade
win 7
i dont really know anything else about the hardware in case it matters

two issues

1. some of my buttons on the keyboard do not work. what would be the best way to test if it is the keyboard(ebay replacements are 10bucks) or something else.

2.main big issue. i recently got this from my little bro who corrupted the hdd. Replaced that hdd, and threw windows 7 on it. Powered on fine. Got to windows tried to add more generic software(chrome, etc). Totally Forgot to add drivers so i couldn't really do much until i fixed that. I added all those and figured might as well update the bios while I'm at it.

Bios flash fail. I used acer software and bios from their site(the newest version). No interuptions during the update or anything like that. Everything SEEMED to have gone fine.

System restarts and now will not get pass post boot(i think thats the right term). Supposedly no big right? I looked up a manual to flash the bios either with dos or in crisis mode. Can't boot enough to make it to dos and last hope is crisis mode.

I can't seem to figure out how to trigger it. According to the manual the correct sequence is
1 no battery add usb(with the bios in root directory)
2 press and hold fn+esc than add ac power cord
3 press power button once
(now according to other forums power button led should flash once orange)
4 press power button again and you will be in crisis mode

You should see usb led working and doing... Read more

Answer:acer aspire 5252 bios update fail and other stuff

You say keyboard buttons don't work... is it possible that one of those buttons is also either the Fn or Esc key, not allowing you to enter the crisis recovery mode?

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I had to update my bios & it seems that the wrong one was downloaded about 3% into installing the laptop just died & won't go back on.

There are no lights & there is no noise from the laptop at all.

Any ideas on how I can fix this?

The laptop is a Toshiba satelite L300D.
 

Answer:Toshiba l300D wont load up after bios update fail

It doesn't sound like it is fixable on your end. Flash BIOSes that go bad, leave you with a doorstop. You'll hear the statement, "I bricked my computer". This means you turned your device into a brick also known as a doorstop.

You might want to post at a good BIOS site
http://www.wimsbios.com/forum/

People do send bricked computers off, have the BIOS chip desoldered and a new one soldered on. You might be able to get information on that type of service.

Maybe if you contact Toshiba, they will be able to tell you of some companies that do this.
 

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Hello. My aspire 4752g wont boot after the bios update was interrupted. I just finished formatting my laptop and decided to reinstall the drivers but ended up i flashed the bios instead. As i was updating the bios, it stays in "blank screen" for quite a long time and i was so worried that i decided to force shutdown the laptop. When i try to boot it again, it stays in 'blank screen' with power indicator on and fan running. Are there any solution for my problem? Pls help me. Im using windows 7 home premium with 4GB x 2 sticks of RAM installed. Thank you in advance.

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I have a laptop Toshiba Satellite C660-1ME (Part Number : PSC1SE-00G009AR).

I wanted to update the BIOS with the latest version 1.40. When you run the BIOS update gives this error "*project ID check fail*" what to do? how can I solve this problem?

And read all Thread about this problem but not change.

Answer:Satellite C660-1ME PSC1SE - project ID check fail while BIOS update 1.40

Hi

I recommend checking this thread about the same error message:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=64817
It seems that the new file has been uploaded and seems the issue has been solved in this case?

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I have a laptop Toshiba Satellite C660-1ME (Part Number : PSC1SE-00G009AR). I wanted to update the BIOS with the latest version 1.40. When you run the BIOS update gives this error *"project ID check fail"* what to do? how can I solve this problem?

Answer:Satellite C660-1ME PSC1SE - project ID check fail while BIOS update 1.40

Hi

Usually the VAP (value added package) needs to be installed in order to update the BIOS.
Is VAP installed? If yes, try to update or reinstall this package again and check if BIOS update is possible.
Furthermore disable any security software like firewall or antivirus software which could prevent the BIOS update.

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HI,

I have a problem with updating the BIOS on Toshiba Satellite c600-28j.
Error: Project ID check fail

Model: C660-28J
Part NO: PSC1NE-01200XRU
Serial: XB063018K
BIOS Version: 1.10
OS: Windows 7 Pro SP1 32-bit

What can you recommend?

Thanks.

Answer:BIOS update issue on Satellite C660-28J - Project ID check fail

Check this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=64817

The BIOS from Toshiba Australian page should work

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Hi @all

how can i make a bios update on the Keyboard extension?

Bios from Tablet is 1.70
Bios from Keyboard is 1.50

When i start the update, the update say "Your Bios is up to date!"

Sorry for bad english, it is not my native Language

GuidoT

Answer:Satellite Click Mini - BIOS Update Keyboard extension fail

If your BIOS is already up to date, you don’t need the BIOS update.

and you can use only the BIOS which is available on the Toshiba download page

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i currently have a dell Inspiron 5558 laptop for over an year now but the screen stop working over 6 months ago, i looked up the warranty information at the time of screen stopped working and was re-assured that it showed February 18, 2017 therefore i did not consider that it is very urgent to call tech support since i have other laptops. today when i call the support service, i was informed that product was not registered and i have to pay $233 to replace the LCD screen, they still argued that dell warranty website showed the correct information but when i looked it up, the website still displays the same.  did anyone else encounter this issue??
below is the warranty service which is still display at this time

Answer:Dell Warranty is reflecting incorrect data as per technical support and support manager

Was the system purchased direct from Dell, or at retail - or on EBay, Amazon, etc?

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I am playing a Nancy Drew game. It is difficult for me to play the game because I can't read the words on the screen. The words show up very blurry. Everything else works fine. I know Nancy Drew games are large file games. I have a XP and I had 192 MB of RAM. I upgraded the RAM to 719 MB of RAM but nothing changed. The words are still blurry. I am so eager to play this game. Someone suggested that I need to update BIOS. I think I have 0.99.00. The Product is SiS 760_M760. Software Version is 3.63. Video Memory is 64.0 MBytes. Any other suggestions?

Answer:BIOS update support

Are the words in everything else clear?Have you tried adjusting the monitors sharpness settings?

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Hi Lenovo, My laptop warranty recently expired. (Last May , 2012). I was hoping to extend it even before that but I had difficulty getting a local company to process it in the Philippines as I bought the unit in HK. Is there a way I can extend the warranty even though its already expired? How do I go about it?

Answer:Warranty Extension for X220

Hey Ongb,
 
With your warranty expired longer then 30 days here are so options for you to consider.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-service/detail.page?LegacyDocID=THNK-PLUS
 
Its the ThinkPlus and Lenovo Care Services for Post-Warranty Maintenance (MA) which you can get with an expired warranty.
 
Here is a list of contact support who can help you set this up:

Philippines
1800-111-00724 Hours of operation: M-F: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM except public holidays

 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-service/warranty-upgrade/default.page
 
Best Regards,
 
Hiro
 
 
 
 





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Hey, Since the IPS panel is plague with issues (mine too ), which of them are actually covered by lenovo? I've seen peeps having both the ghosting and bright spot issue covered when it first appeared, but now it seems they don't accept it anymore >:\So, can the peeps who have had their IPS replaced tell me when and what issues were covered? Thanks  (btw, i have ghosting and 1 bright spot, and living in Australia) 

Answer:X220 IPS LCD Warranty Info

have you tried to call the warranty department on 131 426? Is your ghosting problem bad?

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Look here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/459591-t61-x61-sata-ii-1-5-gb-s-cap-willing-pay-solution-...This user updateed the bios to 2.29-1.08 version from bootable iso and installed Win 7 x64 on SSD Crucial M4. His Sequential Read is 254.880 MB/s. Is this possible that T61 still not support SATA 2?





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Answer:Does T61 still not support SATA 2 after 2.29-1.08 BIOS update ?

You need a modded BIOS to enable SATA 3.0 in T61/p.
 
Good luck.

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I just bought RAM memory from HP (part Number 641369-001). My computer has 4 GB in RAM and I want to upgrade to 8 GB in RAM so I got two memory units.  The instruction indicate that I should update the BIOS of my compuiter. I looked information from the the HP support web page, about how to update the BIOS, sadly there is nothing.  Could somebody, please indicate how I should update the BIOS of my computer? Thanks in advanceJuan Carlos    

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Hello,I'm attempt to update my BIOS by using Support Assistant. Update was started more than 3 hour ago, but isn't install yet.What I should do in this situation?

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Hello,

there has been an update for bios that is specially designed for Vista..= bios-vista-510win.zip on Toshiba site..

Though my Satellite Pro M70-113 didnt support TPM by default(BIOS verson 1.1,I still have this),is there any chance that this update includes the TPM to enable bitlocker in vista?

Can anybody check this and confirm please.. :)

And secondly, does the BIOS update setup utility for Windows saves the current BIOS state in some external media as backup, so that if something goes wrong with the update process..the earlier version can be restored back??

And can a BIOS be downgraded?

Thanks.

Answer:Does the BIOS update for Satellite Pro M70 support TPM?

Hi

1.) I?m not 100% sure but in my opinion the new BIOS for the M70 does not support the TPM. I read somewhere that all BIOS versions which support TPM on Toshiba notebooks cannot be updated by a common user but the user must contact the Toshiba authorized service provider for such update.
Therefore I think Toshiba would not publish any BIOPS version for download if this BIOS would support the TPM.

2.) Now something about the second question:
The new BIOS version overwrites the old BIOS and the BIOS states and in my knowledge it?s not possible to save the settings for a later backup.
Generally you should be careful with any BIOS update. Wrong BIOS or wrong update procedure can damage the board!!

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Hi

I just upgraded my Qosmio G50-12k to 8GB RAM and installed Windows 7 64bit ultimate. The Windows see 8GB RAM but can only use 4GB. I have BIOS version 2.0.0 I wanted to upgrade to version 2.10 "P0060v210.exe"
When I run the BIOS update i get this massage [Error] BIOS Update is not supported OS. Unsepported OS or service pack installed.

I am really clueless on what to do. Can Qosmio G50-12k BIOS be updated to support 8GB RAM?

please help !

thanks allot eliot

Answer:Qosmio G50-12K - BIOS update for 8GB RAM support?

Hi eliotah,

In my opinion BIOS update is worth a try!

But I don?t understand why you can?t make this update. Have you installed Toshiba Value Added Package? In my opinion it?s necessary to start the BIOS update.

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Hello,I'm experiencing a problem with my Thinkpad X220, consisting of strange figures appearing on the display. They appear shortly after the startup, flash for a few seconds and then the laptop reboots (see video here). Is anyone here able to help me in finding out, what's wrong with the laptop?   Regards, Jakub













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Answer:X220 graphics fail?

Faulty RAM module





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