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Compliant - G780 BIOS Upgrade Broken laptop

2013-08-11, 10:39 AM

Hi

 

(Not quite a dup of: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/Lenovo-G780-not-working-after-BIOS-update/td-p/1126541)

 

Please take this as a warning to anyone about to upgrade to the newest (Apr 2013 BIOS for Windows 8)

 

Im very unhappy atm, I have installed the upgrade and like the person in the other post my laptop no longer works!

 

I have tried the workaround someone suggested on the other post and initially it seemed to work, however turning off UEFI has meant I no longer have VT-X support for virtualisation I bought the higher end spec so I could run my development VMs on the laptop, but no I cant unless I remove all the fancy stuff from the VM itself, and as I run Visual Studio and Sql Server on my development VM thats impossible... all these things worked prior to the upgrade.

 

Lenovo need to pull the upgrade for G780 or apply a fix immediately, (perhaps a downgrade for the BIOS) because I currently have a £600 worthless paperweight and all I can find for contact is expense 0845 numbers...

 

So not best pleased

 

Lee

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09-17-2013

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Re: Compliant - G780 BIOS Upgrade Broken laptop

2013-09-24, 9:11 AM

Dam, you are another victim of the bios update, I cannot belive TBH that Lenovo havnt pulled these bios, I was tempted to do it because of the rediculous bios on my G780 currently that dosnt allow the I5 cpus to work properly (no turbo boost). I def will not be attempting this now untill Lenovo pull and update this prob which is breaking all their customers laptops. SORT IT OUT LENOVO !!!

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Re: Compliant - G780 BIOS Upgrade Broken laptop

2013-10-02, 21:45 PM
Well I took the risk and updated and have to say didn't have any probs. Seems that's a bit hit and miss
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Re: Compliant - G780 BIOS Upgrade Broken laptop

2013-10-10, 15:31 PM

Yeah no problems here either so i take it back, it does seem that it depends on the Laptop. And plus it enabled the turbo boost mode for my I5 cpu so was definately worth it.

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Re: Compliant - G780 BIOS Upgrade Broken laptop

2014-11-08, 0:05 AM

"all these things worked prior to the upgrade."

 

So what was the reason for the upgrade to start with ? It seams as though you just broke it for no reason..

 

Its not cheap computers that are the problem, its the people that can now afford to use them thats the problem.

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08-09-2013

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Re: Compliant - G780 BIOS Upgrade Broken laptop

2014-11-08, 15:21 PM

I kind of know how you feel with the updates. I'd try to reset the BIOS. See if that would help.

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