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P51 Thunderbolt firware 35 upgrade fails

2018-10-13, 13:39 PM

Hi Lenovo fans!

(W10 1803)

I have a small issue updating the Thunderbolt firmware on my P51.

I have found https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1ubd03w.exe which is the latest alpine ridge firmware for thunderbolt 15D9 controllers.

 

    Driver Version:                         17.3.74.400
==> NVM Firmware Version:                   35       
    PD Firmware Version:                    F201.13.00_patch_2_e14
    Check the FW Version.

 

However the firmware upgrade tool starts and always fails with a popup:

"WMI error: Not found"

After the welcome screen of the upgrade utility and when the flashing should start.

 

I successfully downloaded the previous version of the upgrade:

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1ubd01w.txt

And it works just fine.

I Suspect there is a packaging error with the Lenovo patch.

 

 

EDIT: Packaging error confimed, moving the BIN file from the new patch to the directory of the old patch allows the tool to update the firmware. It seems the FIle "Monitor.exe" is missng from the current patch causing the upgrade to fail.

 

Lenovo seems to have a very hard time agreeing with Thunderbolt. Maybe it is intel's fault.

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Re: P51 Thunderbolt firware 35 upgrade fails

2018-10-13, 16:00 PM

It seems Lenovo support is absolutely faboulous creating the driver download page.

Lenovo P51 model

Thinkpad P51 (20HH, 20HJ)  

Only gets the broken Firware Upgrade of Thunderbolt. Not the Thunderbolt Software.

 

ThinkPad P51 (Machine types: 20MN, 20MM)

Gets the Thunnderbolt software, but not the broken firmware update.    

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Re: P51 Thunderbolt firware 35 upgrade fails

2018-11-02, 6:30 AM

Is this what is causing the issues with interruption of the vantage update with thunderbolt firmware update error in the system tray? There is another thread where this is being discussed and no solution just yet. Can you post how you went back to the old verion?

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Re: P51 Thunderbolt firware 35 upgrade fails

2018-11-03, 15:44 PM

"There is another thread where this is being discussed and no solution just yet."

 

The solution is to download the previous firmware update as well as the current.

 

The new patch creates a directory:

C:\DRIVERS\WIN\Thunderbolt_FW

 

The old patch creates a directory:

C:\DRIVERS\WIN\ThunderboltFW

 

copy the TBT. BIN file from the current version of the lenovo patch directory to the directory of the old patch (overwriting the bin).

 

run the FwUpdateTool.exe and let the tool update the Thunderbolt Firmware. This step fails on the current version of the patch since there is a missing binary executable shipped with the latest lenovo update.

 

 

Hope it is a bit clearer..

 

 

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