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08-04-2015

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Y50 stuck in InsydeH20 Bios Flash Utility

2015-08-04, 10:17 AM

Please help !

 

I tried updating my bios and now I am stuck at this screen, it got up to Flash EC and than got stuck. 

 

I downloaded bios update program from

 

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS100998

 

Current System BIOS Version: 9ECN25WW

New BIOS Image Version: 9ECN25WW

 

 

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Re: Y50 stuck in InsydeH20 Bios Flash Utility

2015-08-04, 15:06 PM

Hello nikolaveli:

 

Try installing the BIOS update without the battery. Open the backcover and remove the battery connector. Use only the power cord and try installing again.

 

As you've no doubt noticed earlier, the Y50 fan will go off like crazy for 30 to 40 seconds - it sounds like the machine is about to break down, but it's normal. Once you see the new 'Lenovo' typeface (more angular), the new BIOS has been installed successfully. Access the new BIOS and make any necessary changes, or just browse around.

 

Note: I did notice that the whole system (Win10 and the machine itself) seemed a bit slow for at least a day after the BIOS installation (Friday 31st), but by the next afternoon (Saturday 1st) after a few restarts, speed picked up again and by Sunday 2nd there were no issues at all.

 

Best of luck,

GreyCatz.

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08-06-2015

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Re: Y50 stuck in InsydeH20 Bios Flash Utility

2015-08-06, 19:37 PM
I'm having this exact issue also - ran from Windows 10. It's been sitting at "Flash EC Update 100" for nearly 45 minutes now. Will it brick if I power off? If so, what are my options?
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Re: Y50 stuck in InsydeH20 Bios Flash Utility

2015-08-06, 20:48 PM
It's grand, I fixed it. After taking the leap of faith, it looks like it got stuck at that screen. The BIOS successfully updated, but didn't restart. A simple hard reset fixed it.

However, just in case anyone else has this issue afterwards, while the BIOS successfully updated, it would not boot to Windows 10. I'm not sure if this is due to the fact that I installed a clean version of Windows 8.1 when I got the laptop, but I got a blue screen/BSOD during the boot up - INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. This was due to the fact that my BIOS settings had to be messed with so that I could install the clean OS, I believe. To fix it, I had to revert it back to the previous settings (something which I didn't heed from the readme). Specifically, the thing which caused the error was the SATA setting - it was set to AHCI, but changing it to Compatible (I believe that was the option, there's only two anyway) allowed the OS to boot.

Hope this will help any other poor souls - it's too often I go troubleshooting and find no explanations or confirmations of fixes.
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Re: Y50 stuck in InsydeH20 Bios Flash Utility

2015-08-06, 21:55 PM

Good to hear the sucess. Failed BIOS updates are not for the faint of heart. Rarely is there an out if it is not sucessful.

 

There is a new release for my machine but knowone has posted trying it yet. i'll wait for now. The readme should have details on its use.

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bit
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

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08-20-2015

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Re: Y50 stuck in InsydeH20 Bios Flash Utility

2015-08-20, 9:22 AM

Hello, how did you "hard reset" your Y50? Mine is stuck on that screen for hours now and I already pulled the battery cable out and nothing, tried pushing power button for several seconds and no answer too, just stuck in the "Update Progress: 100 Flash EC " And my fan is at full speed non stop. Help, please!

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Re: Y50 stuck in InsydeH20 Bios Flash Utility

2015-08-20, 9:50 AM

For some reason the power button takes longer to respond. Just keep holding it until it shuts down.

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Re: Y50 stuck in InsydeH20 Bios Flash Utility

2015-08-20, 12:21 PM

I solved it with the help of another thread. However to make it easier to everyone else with the same issue, there it goes: I pulled the charger cable out, tried the power button several times and holding it a lot, tried the restart button. Nothing. So I left the laptop and took a nap, let it dry out all the battery. It worked! Even faster now (after restarting a couple of times). However some people had trouble with the Bios content, it's recommended to take note of it before doing the update. I didn't need, but better safe than sorry, right?

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07-16-2015

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Re: Y50 stuck in InsydeH20 Bios Flash Utility

2015-08-21, 2:49 AM
Stories like these are why I won't update my y50 bios

It should be made a lot of smoother by lenovo but well
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08-20-2015

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Re: Y50 stuck in InsydeH20 Bios Flash Utility

2015-08-21, 4:00 AM

Well, my own opinion but I'd update mine again for my laptop is much faster now. It's a refurbished one, I don't know if it was slow because of it, it was slow when I bought it and only this last update solved that.

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