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(A7) Me FW Downgrade - Request MeSpiLock Failed

2020-02-05, 12:45 PM

Hi

I've just bought 14x ThinkBook 13s-IWLs for work. They all work fine apart from one which is displaying the following error since I updated all the Vantage updates:

 

(A7) Me Fw Downgrade Request MeSpiLock Failed

 

I've Googled this a lot but nothing comes up in relation to the 13s-IWL.

 

Is there a known solution to this or anyone I can speak to? Current the laptop is useless/DOA.

 

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Stuart

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Re: (A7) Me FW Downgrade - Request MeSpiLock Failed

2020-02-05, 15:32 PM

Hi Stoobert! When did this problem started? Was there any recent changes or any updates installed before the issue arise? Have you tried the steps here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P52s-A7-Me-FW-Downgrade-Request-MeSpiLock-Failed/td-p/4618706. Let us know how it goes.



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Re: (A7) Me FW Downgrade - Request MeSpiLock Failed

2020-02-05, 16:19 PM

Hi

The BIOS shows

BIOS version: 9YCN43WW

EC Version: 9YEC37WW

 

There is no mention of the ME Firmware on the Information screen in BIOS.

I can't see a reference to AMT either, not sure of this applies??

 

I'll try the steps the the link.

 

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Stuart

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Re: (A7) Me FW Downgrade - Request MeSpiLock Failed

2020-02-05, 16:31 PM
Hi
Unfortunately, the directory "cd \drivers\win\me" doesn't exist on this machine.
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Re: (A7) Me FW Downgrade - Request MeSpiLock Failed

2020-02-05, 20:50 PM


I see. How about the steps provided by someotherguy here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Thinkpad-X1-Yoga-1st-Gen-BIOS-Problem/td-p/4320601. Hope that works for you.



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Re: (A7) Me FW Downgrade - Request MeSpiLock Failed

2020-02-07, 14:50 PM
Hi. In the end I spoke to support and have returned the unit DOA. Thanks for your suggestions.
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