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Unbricking G580 after BIOS update failure (Solved / Guide)

2018-01-23, 20:00 PM

It took about 6 hours and a bunch of Russian-language websites to solve this one.

 

This is for people who have spent hours and hours trying to bring their dead or bricked Lenovos back to life after a failed BIOS update.

 

1. Get on a working computer and forget everything you read about making a bootable USB with Crisis tool, you don't need one.

 

2. Format your USB (16GB or smaller) to FAT32.

 

3. Download the latest BIOS from the Lenovo website. Currently that link is here:

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g-series-laptops/lenovo-g580-notebook/2689/nhg/wb08404359/downloads

 

4. Now we're going to need to open Command Prompt. Hold Windows key+R, type "cmd", click OK.

 

5. Type without quotes in the box "cd C:\Users\<Your user folder name>\Downloads" and press Enter key

 

6. Then type without quotes "62cn97ww_32.exe /ext" and press enter (If your file has a different name, adjust accordingly)

 

7. You'll see about 4 files appear. The one you want will be called "62cn97ww_32.cap". Rename the .cap file to "BIOS.cap" and copy this file to your formatted USB stick.

 

8. Make sure your dead laptop is switched off. Plug in your USB stick into a USB 2.0 port (NOT the USB 3.0 ports). Hold down Fn+R, then while holding press the power key and keep it held down untiil something happens.

 

If successful, your laptop screen will light up, a DOS screen will appear and the BIOS will flash itself. If it doesn't work, the laptop will immediately switch itself off again. Leave this running until it's all done.

 

I hope this helps someone googling this in the distant future.

 

Keywords you might have searched: QIWB5.bi? / QIWB5.bin / phlash16.exe / Crisis tool / WiNCrisis / boot.wph

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Re: Unbricking G580 after BIOS update failure (Solved / Guide)

2018-07-01, 8:22 AM
I have similar issue that bios setting option is not visible I search on internet and found that have to flash bios. I tried this method it shows only blank screen with webcam light on fan running high. Noting happens I wait for more than 5 minutes. Tell me how to fix it.
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Re: Unbricking G580 after BIOS update failure (Solved / Guide)

2019-04-02, 3:01 AM

Dude, i register just to thank you, this solved my problem (Black screen with nothing on it, ater take out the CMOS battery) with a G 480 laptop. And also translate this to spanish, and post it here https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Serie-G/Problema-y-solucion-formateando-una-G-480/td-p/4396898

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Re: Unbricking G580 after BIOS update failure (Solved / Guide)

2019-05-07, 5:51 AM

Well dude you are magician!!! I also registered only to says thank you! i followed your procedure  and machine came back to life!!! Thanks man

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Re:Unbricking G580 after BIOS update failure (Solved / Guide)

2020-04-24, 14:40 PM

Thank you so much for the post as well.  I was able to update the bios on my Lenovo Ideapad 710s using this method after many hours of trying others.  

I ended up extracting the Bios.cap file from the .exe bios update file using innoextract.exe, found here: https://constexpr.org/innoextract/

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Re:Unbricking G580 after BIOS update failure (Solved / Guide)

2020-07-03, 17:16 PM

I have a problem that BIOS Settings option disappeared from Boot Menu, also F2 isn't working, I think PreROM (BIOS Update) interrupted while updating, does above steps works to fix my errors?

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Re:Unbricking G580 after BIOS update failure (Solved / Guide)

2020-07-13, 15:40 PM

Hi, I know this is an old thread but please could you provide some more information on using innoextract?I cant seem to be able to bring up the BIOS file for my lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB using the windows command prompt

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Re:Unbricking G580 after BIOS update failure (Solved / Guide)

2020-08-10, 16:38 PM

Thanks, saved an old notebook.

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