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ThinkCenter M83 (10BE0003GE) can’t update the BIOS with latest BIOS-Updates provided by Lenovo)

2018-03-08, 7:11 AM

I’m currently updating the BIOS of some Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 PC´s and I came across a problem.

 

The Flash UEFI BIOS update (provide by Lenovo) worked almost perfectly on the first PC´s, despite it didn’t automatically open the console and started the flashing process.

Anyways I did go on with my work. Almost all other PC´s had the problem that when the second phase (yellow font)/ afudos.exe imagefb.rom /defans /capsule /b /n /r /sp started the afuwin.exe stopped working (it crashed).

 

It seemed like the Update wouldn’t get done this way so I decided to try it with the USB Flash method, also provided by Lenovo, but it also didn’t work. It says in the second phase “15 - Error: Secure Flash function is not supported on this platform”

 

Last but not least I tried to update the BIOS with the CD-ISO but when updating with this method it says that the BIOS-Version is too old.

 

Some information about the system:

 

ThinkCenter M83

Type: 10BE0003GE

OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit

BIOS-Revision: FBKT73AUS

BIOS last Updated: 01.April.2014

 

Furthermore Information what I found out:

  • BIOS-Revision seems to not matter (same version but some worked some not)
  • Doesn’t matter if BIOS is set to UEFI only or Legacy only
  • Secure Boot also seems like it doesn’t matter if it´s on or not
  • When the afuwin.exe crashes it only writes a return code

I use the update provided by this Page from Lenovo (Update: fbjycpusa)

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/downloads/ds035753

 

Thanks in advance

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03-01-2018

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Re: ThinkCenter M83 (10BE0003GE) can’t update the BIOS with latest BIOS-Updates provided by Lenovo)

2018-03-09, 7:25 AM

I have a similar problem with E93Z. There's a post here. I haven't solved it yet.

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Re: ThinkCenter M83 (10BE0003GE) can’t update the BIOS with latest BIOS-Updates provided by Lenovo)

2018-03-10, 10:09 AM
I reported this very issue here 2.5 months ago, had no response.
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03-06-2018

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Re: ThinkCenter M83 (10BE0003GE) can’t update the BIOS with latest BIOS-Updates provided by Lenovo)

2018-03-10, 13:08 PM

Maybe try again but run installer as admin?

I used a desktop application called Lenovo System Update (I'm not 100% sure this is where i got, i found this just now with a search) with success, perhaps it's worth a shot. 

Best of luck!!
Maybe give this or this a check.  

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Re: ThinkCenter M83 (10BE0003GE) can’t update the BIOS with latest BIOS-Updates provided by Lenovo)

2018-11-29, 2:47 AM

Hi there! I ran into the same issue this weekend, and I was able to work up a solution. Lenovo has not provided any support.

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkCentre-A-E-M-S-Series/M93p-Tiny-BIOS-FBKTD2A-is-broken-bad-BIOS-update-on-website/m-p/4285528/highlight/true#M24548

 

After this incident, please consider not buying a Lenovo product again. Their support is incompetent, as you've seen over the past year of no replies or acknowledgement of the issue. They will not provide support.

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