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T431s - Can't update BIOS - WINUPTP.exe "Error code = 183"

2013-05-27, 11:53 AM

Tried to update the BIOS on a new T431s. Downloaded the latest BIOS flash utility from Lenovo's support site, everything extracts fine, but once the flash utility starts and attempts to flash the BIOS it gets an error and re-attempts it (3 times), before giving me an error message: "Failed to Microcode update. The utility process has not completed.".

 

Looking at the log file shows an "Error code = 183" after each attempt.

 

The existing BIOS is ver. 1.04, and version I'm trying to update to is 1.06.

 

The ISO image for the BIOS update seems like a nogo since this machine doesn't have an optical disc drive. Unless there's some way to copy the [BOOT] partition on the iso to a USB drive.  

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Re: T431s - Can't update BIOS - WINUPTP.exe "Error code = 183"

2013-06-25, 3:26 AM
Hi Lemur6,

You may want to try updating the BIOS to v1.07 which was released not long ago. The link to the BIOS can be found below.

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/ghuj03us.exe

Do post back your results.

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Re: T431s - Can't update BIOS - WINUPTP.exe "Error code = 183"

2013-05-28, 5:38 AM

I always use an external DVD drive.

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Re: T431s - Can't update BIOS - WINUPTP.exe "Error code = 183"

2013-06-04, 23:32 PM

I tried the bootable cd option and got a similar error " An unknown error occured. The process did not complete" . 

 

 

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Re: T431s - Can't update BIOS - WINUPTP.exe "Error code = 183"

2013-06-18, 6:23 AM

same error code here! 

can't update bios at all

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Re: T431s - Can't update BIOS - WINUPTP.exe "Error code = 183"

2013-06-19, 3:00 AM
hi all

thanks for posting. Was reading through this thread and to be honest I'm not sure why you're receiving the error message when updating the BIOS. I will have to consult the team first to see if anything went wrong. In the mean time could you try updating the BIOS downloading the BIOS from the link below to see if you still face the same error message.

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/ghuj02us.exe

Do post back your results.

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Re: T431s - Can't update BIOS - WINUPTP.exe "Error code = 183"

2013-06-19, 16:44 PM

Downloaded the link you provided and ran the update. Same error. I have attached a screenshot.

 

ErrorBIOSUpdate

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Re: T431s - Can't update BIOS - WINUPTP.exe "Error code = 183"

2013-06-19, 18:07 PM

I have seen the same problem on two different T431s, but burning the ISO and boot from CD worked fine for me.

 

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Re: T431s - Can't update BIOS - WINUPTP.exe "Error code = 183"

2013-06-19, 18:37 PM

Didn't work for me, attaching youtube video showing failed boot from cd update.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7JhE1xUAjE

 

Lenovo, is this a specific hardware problem with my device ? Do i need to RMA ?

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Re: T431s - Can't update BIOS - WINUPTP.exe "Error code = 183"

2013-06-20, 1:15 AM
Hi bbithelpdesk,

Thanks for posting back. At this point it hard to determine the actual cause. I'll need to confirm with the teams if this is caused by the BIOS package or the hardware is @ play. Please do give some time to check this out.

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Re: T431s - Can't update BIOS - WINUPTP.exe "Error code = 183"

2013-06-23, 8:25 AM

Just to mention that I both have this error code while running windows 7 64 bits and windows 8 64 bits

thanks for help

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