03-07-2018 11:11 PM
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:
OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit
BIOS last Updated: 01.April.2014
Furthermore Information what I found out:
I use the update provided by this Page from Lenovo (Update: fbjycpusa)
Thanks in advance
03-10-2018 05:08 AM - edited 03-10-2018 05:19 AM
11-28-2018 06:47 PM
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.
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.