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T430 Bios update failure

2019-04-05, 6:24 AM

Lenovo System Update recommended a BIOS update so I clicked it. During the update, when I'm looking at the black and white text screen where it says "do not turn off the computer!!!" and shows a text progress bar, the laptop suddenly turns off. I have the power connected and battery charged. I did nothing, touched nothing, during this process. Now when I press the power button, the thinklight blinks, I hear beeps, and the screen is black. I had nothing plugged in to the USBs, no accessories, no external monitors, no DVD, etc.

 

I see from other posts that there is no fix for this? Seriously? It's 2019 and you still haven't fixed your faulty BIOS system updater? It said it was a 2018 update.

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Re: T430 Bios update failure

2019-04-05, 7:56 AM

 

There may be better places to start your research, but here's one thread on recovery.

I have no personal experience, but bookmarked the thread "just in case":

 

https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=100330#p665983

 

If my post helps a Kudo is appreciated, if I answer your question, please mark it ”Accepted Solution“ and give it a Kudo! ... Some years ago I worked for IBM. Currently I do not work for, nor do I speak for Lenovo or IBM.
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Re: T430 Bios update failure

2019-04-05, 11:23 AM

Please unplugg all devices from the device and try to boot again this sometimes prevents the bios from updating for securety reasons.

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