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yasarharafath
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Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

I was updating BIOS using the utility given in Lenovo site. But it went wrong and my E530 is bricked. I'm planing to recover the BIOS using Phoenix Wincrisis .. But for that i Need the bios.wph file. I tried to extract the .wph file (using 7zip) from the Bios update .exe file given in lenovo site .. But I Cant find a .wph file in it.. It contains a [0] file.. Tried to extract that '[0]' file using 7zip. But 7zip cant open the archive. My E530 is still bricked .. Someone please help me as soon as possible. Thanks in advance
yasarharafath
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Re: Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

Is there anyway to make my Thinkpad work again? Or do i have to change the mother board. ;(
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Re: Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

Hi Yasarharafath,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community!

 

Can you try with downgrading BIOS to previous version and check with it, to perform this you have to enable Secure RollBack Prevention in BIOS. Please click the below link for all the necessary details.

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-edge-e5...

 

Also check performing power drain option, unplug the power cord and remove the battery. Then wait for a full minute. Then try to boot the computer.

 

Also check with reset the CMOS memory before you give up on it.

 

Request you to try with this option, if the issue still persists then I will forward it to higher team.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar



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yasarharafath
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Re: Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

Thanks for the reply.. I'll follow those options and will post the result here..
But please make one point clear.. I have no access to the BIOS or OS.. Just the fan is working.. Nothing else.. So how am i gonna downgrade my BIOS using a CD? Please clear that point so that i can check it.
yasarharafath
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Re: Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

Hi Hemanth,

I Have tried CMOS reset and Power Drain method.. But nothing seems to be working.

Current status of my Thinkpad : When i power on the computer Fan works for few seconds and thats it.. The RED light on the 'i' of thinkpad is there.. But no BIOS page.. No Boot Screen.. Nothing.. My BIOS has completely bricked.

I request you to comment on this.. Thank you so much..
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Re: Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

Hi Yasarharafath,

 

Thank you for the reply!

 

I am sorry to hear that the issue still persisting in your system; in this case the issue is related to hardware. I request you to get it checked with our authorized service center.

 

Please click here to visit the link where you can get the list of support contact numbers, select the respective region and give a call.

 

Best regards,

 

Hemanth Kumar



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Re: Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

hi hemanth

 

I tried Phoenix Wincrisis Tool and it worked... Smiley Happy

 

 

yasarharafath
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Re: Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

hey Hemanth,

 

Thank you so much for helping me out.

 

My thinkpad edge E530 is in working condition now after I flashed the BIOS using Phoenix Wincrisis Tool to newer version of BIOS 2.55.

 

But there is one problem left, Now my thinkpad wont boot without AC Supply. If I try to Boot the device with battery only, It does not boot- No Bios screen,No power to LCD display,only fan works in slow rpm. 

But when I boot the device with AC Power is ON the device Boots after a Forced shutdown . And when the OS gets launched the battery is not charging. Then I pulled the AC Cable and re-inserted it. Then its geting charged. There is no problem with the Battery, I tried it on my friend's Thinkpad . It works fine.  Is there any solution for this?

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Re: Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

Hi Yasarharafath,

 

I am sorry for the delay in reply!

 

I am glad to hear that your system is now booting after using Phoenix Wincrisis Tool. But for this new issue suggest you to check with uninstalling ACPI adapter from the device manager. Remove the battery from the system & power on the system from connecting ‘Power Adapter’. Wait till the system boot completely and then go to ‘Device Manager’ then uninstall ‘Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery’ under battery option. After uninstalling shutdown the system, remove ‘Power Adapter’ and insert the battery then switch ON the system and check.


Hope this helps.

 

Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar



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Message 10 of 20

Re: Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

Hi Hemanth,

 

Don't be sorry for the late reply, I really appreciate your efforts. Thank you for the reply

 

Well, I tried your above suggestion about unistalling ‘Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery’ . But it doesnt solve the issue. I don't think the issue has anything to do with the Operating System. Since the issue of Not booting without Power Adapter started after BIOS flashing.

This must be related to BIOS only. Please provide some more suggestions. Is there anything I have to check within the BIOS itself?

 

Current Status of my Thinkpad 530:

 

 1.When I switch ON the Laptop with Power Adapter Connected it doesnt boot up = Fan is working + No BIOS Screen + system fails to Load BIOS and OS as well

 

2. then I have to Force Shutdown it and press the power button one more time = System Boots and works Perfectly (No issue with the battery charging)

 

3.When I try to boot the Laptop without connecting Power Cable It doesnt boot. I tried the Force Shutdown and powering ON one more time. Still no Luck = No Power to LCD + No BIOS Screen + No OS + But Fan is working

 

waiting for your reply

 

Thank you

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