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Re:Bios update bricked my 17 month old Lenova ideapad flex 15iml

2021-09-08, 3:02 AM

After Lenovo and Costco failed to come through I tried @Kebog and @Snidley's solution. I found the fn key did not work, but using the Windows key did. So try Windows + R - it worked for me after 30 seconds of holding them down.

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Re:Bios update bricked my 17 month old Lenova ideapad flex 15iml

2021-09-09, 21:01 PM

It worked!  I ended up trying both the FN and Windows keys several times and also switched the flash drive to the other USB port.  I honestly couldn't tell you which key combination ended up working because I was shocked when I started hearing the beeping.  It seems like it took much longer than 30 seconds on my machine.  Persistence pays off, and I REALLY appreciate everyone who contributed to the solution.

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Re:Bios update bricked my 17 month old Lenova ideapad flex 15iml

2021-09-10, 5:04 AM

Same thing happened with my not even six months old Flex 5-14ARE05. My question: Can I use the same EL5C4.BIN file from here on my Laptop or need to extract from somewhere else? 
I am not so good with this extraction part😖 if anyone be so kind and can help me please to find my .BIN file 🙏 Thank You! 

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Re:IdeaPad FLEX-15IML Model 81XH MTM 81XH0001US Won't restart after BIOS Update

2021-09-10, 13:55 PM
IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05 Not even 6 month old. Same issue. BIOS update was pushed, than my laptop not starting at all. Tried all the recommended troubleshooting. Nothing. Before the update i had NO issue at all. This is extremely frustrating :-(
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Re:IdeaPad FLEX-15IML Model 81XH MTM 81XH0001US Won't restart after BIOS Update

2021-09-10, 14:23 PM

@EnikoB , go to the Lenovo Drivers & Software page for the Flex 5-14ARE05 Laptop (ideapad). Click on the Manual Update tab, then select BIOS/UEFI. Download the BIOS Update file Version EECN36WW, eecn36ww.exe. Follow the instructions in this guide How to extract BIOS from Lenovo-BIOS-Update-Package to extract the BIOS file from the eecn36ww.exe archive file. Good luck!

 

Edit: I just tried going through the steps in the guide to extract the BIOS file from the eecn36ww.exe update file, however after running innoextract eecn36ww.exe, there was no archive file to extract the BIOS file from. So I'm not sure how you would get your BIOS file from the eecn36ww.exe update file. This is different from the update file for the FLEX-15IML. Running innoextract eecn36ww.exe did result in a file called EECN36WW.cap. I don't know what you can do with that file.

 

Edit #2: I did a quick Google search, and maybe you can try renaming EECN36WW.cap to EECN3.cap, and copying that to your USB drive.

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Re:Bios update bricked my 17 month old Lenova ideapad flex 15iml

2021-09-10, 15:01 PM

Hi

I managed some progress with 7zip

 

 Directory of U:\New folder

10/09/2021  15:58    <DIR>          .
10/09/2021  15:58    <DIR>          ..
06/01/2020  07:31                 0 .bss
06/01/2020  07:31             6,144 .data
06/01/2020  07:31             4,096 .didata
06/01/2020  07:31               512 .edata
06/01/2020  07:31             2,048 .idata
06/01/2020  07:31             5,120 .itext
06/01/2020  07:31               512 .rdata
10/09/2021  15:58    <DIR>          .rsrc
06/01/2020  07:31           146,432 .text
06/01/2020  07:31                 0 .tls
06/01/2020  07:31            13,392 CERTIFICATE
10/09/2021  15:50         6,401,960 eecn36ww.exe
06/01/2020  07:31         6,208,344 [0]
              12     12,788,560 bytes


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Re:Bios update bricked my 17 month old Lenova ideapad flex 15iml

2021-09-10, 15:04 PM

@yomondo Thank you so much for trying! I will go ahead an try to go over the "how to extract..." guide. I am not the best with this stuff but I will definitely try.

Is that possible to send me or attach here the you've got? I would like to save that to a USB and try the same method. Again, Thank You!!

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Re:IdeaPad FLEX-15IML Model 81XH MTM 81XH0001US Won't restart after BIOS Update

2021-09-10, 15:23 PM

@EnikoB , I messaged you a link to download the EECN36WW.cap file for your Flex 5-14ARE05. Good luck!

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Re:Bios update bricked my 17 month old Lenova ideapad flex 15iml

2021-09-10, 20:13 PM

@yomondo   Hey, do you mind sending me the link as well? I'm experiencing the exact same issue on the same model. Thanks!

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Re:Bios update bricked my 17 month old Lenova ideapad flex 15iml

2021-09-10, 21:17 PM

@yomondo Here I am with a little update..... I tried everything, saved the file, renamed, searched and tried again. Nothing helped. So I called tech support. (They tried to go over the exact same thing with me what they already described above, nothing new, no solution  :-( 

I have to send back the laptop for repair, nothing they can do.  With a little help I was able to take out the SSD and save everything important from it. Now either get a new computer or wait until they will send it back to me - least 2 weeks -  or figure out if its repairable or not. Learn my lessons again. (No Lenovo, No update for me.) I Wish everybody good Good Luck! @yomondo You are awesome! Thank you for your help! :-) 

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