03-03-2013 12:10 AM
Lenovo IdeaPad U310 with i5-3317U CPU and Bios ver 65CN89WW (09/04/2012)
I downloaded BIOS Update file (65cn21ww.exe) from (http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/65cn21ww.exe), but after start I got a message "ERROR 233 - Only secured capsule is allowed on a SecureFlash system! Status = 1."
What am I doing wrong? How to install the update BIOS?
Solved! Go to Solution.
03-03-2013 02:37 AM
03-03-2013 03:10 AM
07-04-2013 01:13 AM
When I tried to update BIOS from 65cn13ww to current 65cn21ww, the bloody thing extracted files to one of my working directories, but instead of starting the update (flushing BIOS), the updater just quit itself and deleted all files in that directory (including all my documents). Can it be because it detects some incompatible hardware? My U310 has Atheros WiFi card, and some posts in this forum say it's blacklisted by Lenovo? Why did they install it then in the first hand?!
P.S. Can anyone tell me what's happened to Lenovo and how they managed to ruin the legendary IBM brand. The last good things I bought from Lenovo were T60 and X300, and both are still in use. After that - a continuous stream of crappy hardware, crappy drivers, and equally crappy support!
05-16-2014 08:48 AM
I read a lot of bad reviews on this laptop but made the mistake of buying one anyway. It worked great for a while after I put Windows 7 on it instead of 8, but then it took a complete ----. Anyway, I think you can go into the bios by pressing Fn+F2, and then enable the BIOS flash-back to be able to flash to an older BIOS. I am willing to try anything, The HDD took a crap but when I replaced it with a new one, it is not being recognized. So I think the system board is bad, but who knows. The tech support absolutely sucks the bag/ I got it through Costco Online and you have to use Costco support and they suck. I will never buy from Costco Online again. You get what you pay for.
05-16-2014 09:12 AM
I want to downgrade mine - anything to try to fix this piece of junk - it won't recognixe the hard drive so I figured the drive was bad - replaced the drive and it still won't recognize the drive. I am afraid the system board is bad. I saw in BIOS an option called Back Flash that is supposed to let you flash it to an earlier bios but it won't run on 64-bit Windows (which is installed on the 24GB SD card). This really sucks. But I am going to try to flash it back to the older one and then see if it helps. But what I don't get is WHY LENOVO WOULD NOT PUT THE NEWER BIOS ON THE WEB SITE. This laptop is 18 months old for crying out loud. And the newer BIOS is STILL not on the support site??? Really? Sad.