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Re: Lenovo P52 bricked by selecting BIOS thunderbolt support for Linux as suggested in the BIOS help

2018-12-26, 18:49 PM

I have updated P52 to latest 1.18 BIOS and have successfully changed display from hybrid to discrete without bricking the devices. Machine is now up to date with all drivers from System update tool. However when booting the laptop while connected to Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Workstation dock the laptop will restart or power up to a Black screen initially and hang there for about 45 seconds before the Lenovo splash screen appears then Windows 10 loads. If I disconnect the dock the machine boots up to splash screen immediately. I have the most up to date dock firmware (V1.50_0921) and driver (thinkpad_thunderbolt3_dock_gen2_and_workstation_dock_driver_v10011) installed. If i change the display setting back to hybrid the restarts and power ups return to normal speed, no 45 second delay. Am I missing something?

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Re: Lenovo P52 bricked by selecting BIOS thunderbolt support for Linux as suggested in the BIOS help

2018-12-27, 4:31 AM

I updated BIOS to 1.18 and changed display to discrete card and it boots normally too as cbed14' post.

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Re: Lenovo P52 bricked by selecting BIOS thunderbolt support for Linux as suggested in the BIOS help

2018-12-25, 6:53 AM
 

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Re: Lenovo P52 bricked by selecting BIOS thunderbolt support for Linux as suggested in the BIOS help

2018-12-30, 22:30 PM

Hi all!

I received my P52 laptop with 128 GB RAM on 20 Dec. On 19 Dec BIOS 1.18 update was released.

So the BIOS was updated to 1.18, support for Thunderbolt enabled, switched to Discrete graphics,

BIOS boot diagnostics on, Virtualization support on.

Today Fedora 29 Workstation was installed.

Seems not to brick, finally... (otherwise I would use my right as a customer to send a BrickPad back to Lenovo for full refund).

Lenovo deifinetely has to apologize before all frustrated customers...

Hope to be satisfied with this purchase...

 

Thank you, the Community, for sharing this severe issue. Sad for those who experienced it :(

Happy New Year!

Michael

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Re: Lenovo P52 bricked by selecting BIOS thunderbolt support for Linux as suggested in the BIOS help

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Re: Lenovo P52 bricked by selecting BIOS thunderbolt support for Linux as suggested in the BIOS help

2019-01-03, 22:29 PM
Is there 1.18 for X1?
Or only P52.

I have 1.17
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Re: Lenovo P52 bricked by selecting BIOS thunderbolt support for Linux as suggested in the BIOS help

2019-01-04, 21:30 PM
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Is there 1.18 for X1?
Or only P52.

I have 1.17


X1E and P1 are on BIOS version 1.17.

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Re: Lenovo P52 bricked by selecting BIOS thunderbolt support for Linux as suggested in the BIOS help

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Re: Lenovo P52 bricked by selecting BIOS thunderbolt support for Linux as suggested in the BIOS help

2019-03-15, 18:53 PM

Same issue here.  Obviously bad QA testing on Lenovo's end but I understand mistakes happen.  However, it's been over a month since I sent my laptop for repair & they still don't have an ETA of when they'll have a motherboard for it!  Totally unacceptable for a top tier business class workstation to have support this poor especially for a problem Lenovo knew they had since mid last year!  What's really frustrating is I know I could've fixed it myself without a motherboard replacement by using an external programmer to flash the BIOS but I opted to send it in thinking I'd have it back in a week or so since it's covered under warranty.  Definitely should've spent the extra $300 & just bought the similarly spec'd Dell mobile workstation instead, lesson learned.

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