01-06-2020 06:41 AM
Hello to everyone,
Since some weeks, Lenovo Vantage is showing up Thunderbolt Firmware update tool 220.127.116.11-N27TF16W to update firmware to NVM 20.
I tried to install it multiple times, manually and via Vantage, but no success. Although there is no error or warning during installation, Lenovo Vantage keeps showing this update, and according to Thunderbolt software, installed firmware is NVM 14.
Thunderbolt Controller driver version is 18.104.22.168. All other updates of my laptop are installed (including BIOS, Windows,...).
What can I do ?
Thank you for your help.
01-06-2020 11:04 AM
I noticed your location is FR. Does this mean you set a regional setting where the decimial separator is a comma? For example your PC would show a number like "1,23" instead of "1.23". Unbelievably, there is a bug in the thunderbolt firmware tool where it fails if you have this kind of regional setting. There are 2 things you can do:
1. temporarily change the regional setting to US, reboot, and try the update again
2. wait for the next version of thunderbolt firmware which will fix this problem
Sorry for this trouble.
01-07-2020 02:06 AM
Thank you for your answer.
So, I changed the regional settings to US, checked in Excel that the floating separator was a point and not a comma, and re-tried to apply the TB update, but unhappily, it didn't work. Still no warning or error, it seems to happen well, but the firmware is still pending in Vantage and TB software is showing up firmware version NVM 14.
Any other idea ?
01-07-2020 05:01 AM
I'm sorry that didn't work. The only other idea I have is to reset the thunderbolt controller and try again. To do this, please shutdown Windows and unplug AC. Then, using a paperclip, press the emergency reset hole on the bottom of the T580 (it's near the screw closest to the center of the bottom cover). Then attach AC, turn on the T580, and try the TB firmware update again.
02-17-2020 05:37 AM
I was experiencing the same problem on my T480s with Windows 10.
I believe I solved it by booting into live Ubuntu and updated my NVM firmware using fwupdmgr.
command sequence to get everything up to date and firmware upgrade executed.
fwupdmgr get-devices was showing NVM Firmware version: 14.0 before and NVM Firmware version: 20.0 after executing firmware upgrade.
Windows Thunderbolt Software > About is now showing NVM Firmware version: 0.0 though.