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10-03-2016

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Failed BIOS Update on T430

2016-10-03, 15:27 PM

After a fresh installation of Win10 i ran the Lenovo Update Tool to check for missing drivers. There was a BIOS update marked as critical so I installed it. The update was downloaded, the notebook rebooted and started installing the new BIOS. After maybe 10% of progress the notebook shut down. I tried to start it but the only life signs are two series of five beeps and the fans turning.

 

I tried removing the battery pack and the bios battery for some hours, since this seemed to help some of the people with failed BIOS updates, but without success.

 

Do I need a new motherboard now or is there another way to fix this?

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Re: Failed BIOS Update on T430

2016-10-03, 15:44 PM

I just saw an old thread here in the forum which I didn't found before. Really seems that I need a new board.

 

As my warranty is over, do I have to pay the repair myself? Because I think I didn't do anything wrong.

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10-17-2016

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Re: Failed BIOS Update on T430

2016-10-17, 6:12 AM

Yeah sorry I just had the same thing happen on my T530 on Window 8.1 after trying to update to the latest release 2.67 Release date 9/12/2016. It looks like they are having issues again. Called Tech support and they tried to help, but it has been a dead end...

I am looking into reprograming the bios on the board, but after looking at the BIOS file I am confused because the bios is not like older machines.

Does anyone have any experience here? The CRISIS recovery mentioned in another thread doest apear to work here.

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