09-08-2017 01:12 PM
Just bought a used 2014 Yoga 2 Pro. i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD. Previously owner claimed he upgraded to W10 and then it just started randomly shutting down. Well it does. Figured I could solve it. NOT! No warning, no BSD, just 100% off in an instant. It will restart with no problem but WILL shut off when it decides it should.
Here are the steps I have followed but it is still randomly shutting down.
I still believe this may be the silver bullet if I can get the MEI driver to load and a BIOS that supports it. Just very unsure on how to do this or if there is another solution.
Any help would be much appreciated.
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09-08-2017 05:13 PM
I'm running my Yoga 2 Pro (20266 / 80AY) with this Step-By-Step Setup Guide (OS, Drivers, Apps and TRICKS) configuration. Also installed Intel Management Engine Interface [126.96.36.1998] and Energy Manager (Lenovo Desktop App) [188.8.131.52] both from Lenovo Support Site and it's totally reliable with Windows 10 (Creators Update - Build 15063.540). BIOS 76CN43WW with standard Lenovo configuration, CPU (Intel i7 4500U) with original Thermal Paste.
Never randomly shutdown and everything smoothly.
09-10-2017 07:55 PM - edited 09-10-2017 07:56 PM
I followed the instructions exactly and I still have the shut down issue. I still cannot install the Intel MEI driver. Tells me the platform is not supported. I think this is my issue. I think it is a BIOS issue that will take skills that may be a slightly beyond mine.
09-15-2017 10:49 AM
SOLUTION: Okay so here is what the problem was. The ME region of the BIOS was either corrupted or empty. I was lucky enough to find www.win-raid.com. These guys are geek genius'! You do need skills to do this but thru a DOS USB boot key and the right ME System Tools (v9.5) I was able, via their direction, to flash the BIOS and add that feature back in. It 100% solved the problem. Here is the link to that conversation on their forum. Ignore my brain fart confusion in regards to the right ME System tool version. It is v9.5. www.win-raid.com/t1379f39-Yoga-Pro-shutdowns-every-minutes-6.html. Go page 7 if the link does not take you there and find the first entry for beransom. P.S. I used Rufus to create the DOS bootable USB key.
09-15-2017 10:52 AM
09-15-2017 02:51 PM - edited 09-15-2017 02:52 PM
Good to know that 'Fernando's Win-RAID Forum' worked for you. Problem solved.
Personally feel uncomfortable to install deep system components through unknown sources. The reliable sources to download drivers/firmware for Y2P in my option are only Lenovo, Intel or Microsoft.
Reinstall Lenovo's latest firmware should restore any corrupt ME engine. A unknown code installed on your firmware system could compromisse your security enabling backdoor by default.
Note: Some newer drivers (Intel VGA, WLAN, BT, ME or RST) isn't system reliable or best performance with Y2P. That's why I didn't recommended it yet.
05-02-2018 02:23 PM