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sti
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ThinkPad Edge 15 (0319-3VG) fail on bios update, please help!

hello guys

my laptop had this problem: System may fail to resume from Hibernation state..

i found a solution on lenovo website :http://support.lenovo.com/en_IL/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT077884

and it says that i need to update the bios.. so i downloaded the BIOS Update Utility for Windows (system runs WIN 7 64Bit) start the setup and it stuck and stop working, the computer freezes. so i waited a while and still nothing and shut it down. now all i got is blank screen, the red LED and CPU fan working but nothing happens. i look for a recovery soultion and found the Phoenix Wincrisis, but it wont work, i browsed the HDD for the BIOS files, and i got the backup file, try to rename it to BIOS.WPH as this guide says: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-S-series-Netbooks/LENOVO-BIOS-RECOVERY/td-p/332989

but it's not working, tried to do that from a floppy usb but some of the bios files are(tried a couple that i found couse on lenovo website there only the utility or the iso but cannot fine the bios file itself so i can be sure that its the right file i'm using) bigger then the floppy.. so it used also 16GB disk on key.. nothing! please help me, dose any one have a soultion? any help?

i also search for the BIOS CHIP on the board but i cant find it, mabye i can buy a pre-flashed bios chip and solder it to the board

i have the log file from the HDD if it helps

Thank you so much!

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Re: ThinkPad Edge 15 (0319-3VG) fail on bios update, please help!

Hi,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

 

I’m sorry to hear that BIOS update failed in your Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 and is not turning on properly now.

 

A failed BIOS update could have bricked the motherboard probably. I strongly recommend you to contact our technical support for assistance.

 

Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I’m sure they will be a great help.

 

Best Regards,

Mithun.



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abou3alimaz
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Re: ThinkPad Edge 15 (0319-3VG) fail on bios update, please help!

Hi Sti,

 

I am having the same problem keep me updated and I will keep you updated, I am trying to find the bios chip on the board as I might need to replace it or reprogram it.

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/Thinkpad-Edge-15/m-p/1375467#M24801

 

Abbas.

sti
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Re: ThinkPad Edge 15 (0319-3VG) fail on bios update, please help!

Hey, thanks for the reply. I'm living in Israel, and did call for Lenovo support in our country. They can't help me if I don't have warranty.. That's the reason I don't think I will ever buy another ibm/Lenovo Again..
Please help me to find a way to fix it
sti
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Re: ThinkPad Edge 15 (0319-3VG) fail on bios update, please help!

We having the same problem finding that bios chip..of I will manage to fix something I will tell you
alex5723
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Re: ThinkPad Edge 15 (0319-3VG) fail on bios update, please help!

You can't replace the Bios as it is soldered to the motherboard. Either replace the motherboard or use an external application to flush the bios using a bios backup file (if you have one).

My bios backup file is at C:\DRIVERS\Flash\8huj17us\BIOS.BAK (Edge E520)

 

Universal BIOS Backup Toolkit

http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/9856-Universal-BIOS-Backup-Toolkit

sti
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Re: ThinkPad Edge 15 (0319-3VG) fail on bios update, please help!

Is that tool for backup the bios from a working system?
I know I can't swipe the bios chip, though I could solder a new one but I can't even find that chip on the board
It's such a shame that there is nothing I can do to fox it, I just updated it and now I need to replace the board. If Lenovo can't make it stable enough why they publish it on their website
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Re: ThinkPad Edge 15 (0319-3VG) fail on bios update, please help!

The tool is for backup of current bios.

 

 

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