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L390 BIOS update failing.

2019-04-08, 9:56 AM

I bought the L390 today and after beginning to update all the drivers and stuff, I ran into an issure with the BIOS update.

The error im getting after the installation command prompt loops 3 times and stuck on the "Read bios image from file" line is so:

Fail to inizialize flash.

The utility process has not completed.

 

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Re: L390 BIOS update failing.

2019-04-29, 13:57 PM

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hi

 

I see a new BIOS for L390 in ''system update'' by Lenovo

 

Package BIOS (BIOS ID) ECP (ECP ID) Rev. Issue Date
--------- ---------------- ---------------- ---- ---------------
1.13 1.13 (R10ET28W) 1.09 (R10HT23W) 01 2019/04/22
1.11 1.11 (R10ET26W) 1.07 (R10HT21W) 01 2019/03/07
1.05 1.05 (R10ET20W) 1.02 (R10HT16W) 01 2018/12/10

 

with changes:

[New functions or enhancements]
- Update Intel VBIOS to version KL2_9.2.10190 and GOP to version KL2_9.0.10850
- Correct USB PXE GUIDS and add TBT Dock Gen1 & Gen2 to support list.

[Problem fixes]
- Update WUFU related code.

 

is this one safe or not?


This BIOS fixes the problem where non-vPRO models couldn't be updated.  I don't know why it wasn't mentioned in readme.  Please try it and let me know if any problem. 

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Re: BIOS update failing.

2019-04-08, 12:46 PM
what device and model are you using and what version of bios do you have currently and what version of bios is it trying to flash
Thx dave

yoga 2, lenovo b540
3 custom gaming pc systems
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L390 BIOS Update fails

2019-04-09, 7:18 AM

Lenovo Vantage tries to update my BIOS but fails. This is how it goes down:

 

It starts the "ThinkPad BIOS Flash Update Utility" (Version 31.15), where I have to choose "Update ThinkPad BIOS". The two dialogues appear, where it states that the device should be plugged in at all times during the process. After selecting next in both steps, a few winflash64 windows pop up and close immidiately.

 

Then this error message pops up: "Fail to initiate flash. The utility process has not completed."

 

I tried downloading the utility manually and let it run as admin, but the error is still there.

 

What seems to be the problem here? I can't find this specific error elsewhere.

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Re: L390 BIOS Update fails

2019-04-09, 9:22 AM

If you could please provide the information suggested by caveman31 that would certainly be helpful in reproducing the issue and eventual failure analysis.

 

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Re: L390 BIOS Update fails

2019-04-09, 11:36 AM

System SKU LENOVO_MT_20NR_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad L390

This is the current BIOS Version/Date LENOVO R10ET20W (1.05 ), 14/11/2018

I do not know exactly which BIOS update I am trying to flash since I am updating through Lenovo vantage in there it is called just: "ThinkPad BIOS Update US - 10"

 

Having the exact same issue NB6 is having.

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Re: L390 BIOS Update fails

2019-04-09, 20:00 PM

I have exactly the same issue with my new L390 Yoga :-/

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Re: L390 BIOS update failing.

2019-04-11, 12:33 PM

I am having this exact same problem as well.

 

Model is 20NUS01W00. I even tried it on two identical machines but to no avail. 

 

 

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Re: L390 BIOS update failing.

2019-04-12, 9:31 AM

I have the same problem. Lenovo Yoga L390.

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Re: L390 BIOS update failing.

2019-04-12, 10:15 AM

I had the same with l390 20nss0fs00.

I tried the 1.11 (R10ET26W) bios and nom it is bricked...

Does someone knows how to unbrik with Wincrisis?

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Re: L390 BIOS update failing.

2019-04-12, 13:26 PM
same situation with l390 20NRCTO

[2019/4/12 15:10:7] version 31.15
OS = Windows 10 64bit
Driver Loading....Done
System BIOS Version -> R10ET20W
Applying BIOS Version -> R10ET27W
AC adapter/Battery check....OK.

BIOS Flashing....
The number of retries of BIOS update = 1
The number of retries of BIOS update = 2
The number of retries of BIOS update = 3
Failed.
Error : Fail to initialize flash.

Error code = 200

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