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Paper Tape
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-04-2015
Location: España
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Message 11 of 19

Re: 2103 detection error on ssd0 (m.2)

Many, many thanks mate! After flashing the new BIOS the laptop is working perfectly again Smiley LOL


Thank you so much for your prompt responses. I owe you, at least, 3 beers Smiley Happy


Best regards.

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Message 12 of 19

Re: 2103 detection error on ssd0 (m.2)

You are welcome!

Glad to see your success and good mood )))

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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎09-18-2015
Location: Palo Alto, CA
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Message 13 of 19

Re: 2103 detection error on ssd0 (m.2)

SOLVED as well, Thanks x220forme! Smiley Very Happy

My error message was the same but due to a BIOS update so I needed different steps to fix.

What happened: Updated my X1 BIOS today

  1. Note: I am running a non-stock SSD (Crucial M500 480GB SATA 6Gbps M.2 Internal SSD)
  2. It was working fine for many months, until Lenovo System Update suggested the critical flash to the latest BIOS.
  3. After flashing the BIOS and rebooting, I also got the dreaded message: "2103: Detection error on SSD0 (M.2)"
  4. I could no longer boot to Windows 8. Again, same problem as OP, just different steps to reproduce.

Step-by-step details to resolve:

Since my configuration was different here is what I had to do:


  1. Enter BIOS > tab to [Security] > Secure Boot > select [Disabled]
  2. Tab to [Startup] >UEFI/Legacy Boot > select [Both]
  3. Tab to [Restart] (but don't restart yet!) > set [OS Optimized Defaults] to [Disabled] > Save Changes > Yes
  4. Tab to [Config] > Power > Disable Built-In Battery > Yes
  5. Notice laptop powers down.
  6. Disconnect the AC wall charger for 5 seconds
  7. Reconnect the AC wall charger
  8. Power on. At this point the Built-In Battery will be re-enabled
  9. Notice as your glorious OS logo appears on the screen
  10. Dance the the happy dance

If you still have problems with different scenarios, please reply and I'll try to help pinpoint why this happens with your specific config. I dealt with this issue many times, on many X1's after upgrading the SSD to Crucial and Transcend 512GB SSDs.

Good luck.

@x220forme wrote:

Disable the battery, charger.
Remove the drive. It's for the safety as I mentioned, to prevent the system to freeze during the flasing process. That'll save laptop to be breaked.

Once the flashing process will complete, laptop should be powered off itself.


Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎09-30-2016
Location: PH
Views: 4,520
Message 14 of 19

Re: 2103 detection error on ssd0 (m.2)



I got the same issue on my X1 Carbon 2nd Gen. I have tried to follow all the steps above but I am still getting the error.


Need to fix this issue asap. Please help.


Thank you.



What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎05-03-2017
Location: NZ
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Message 15 of 19

Re: 2103 detection error on ssd0 (m.2)

I'm having the same issue too.  I've tried updating the bios but I just keep getting the message that a bios upgrade is not needed.


Paper Tape
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-17-2017
Location: US
Views: 3,556
Message 16 of 19

Re: 2103 detection error on ssd0 (m.2)

I have done a BIOS update to 1.16 and it still boots up with the 2103: Detection error on SSD0 (m.2).


I've also done the steps of disabling things in the BIOS as previously posted, but it still boots into the same as above.


I'm using a brand new Samsung 960 m.2 SSD for a brand new installation for Windows 10 Pro.


The Laptop in question is a 3rd generation touchscreen version of the X1 Carbon series


Any help would be helpful






Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎06-02-2017
Location: FR
Views: 3,469
Message 17 of 19

Re: 2103 detection error on ssd0 (m.2)



I'm in the same situation.. please help.



What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-01-2018
Location: PH
Views: 1,362
Message 18 of 19

Re: 2103 detection error on ssd0 (m.2)

Thank you very much sir!  Problem solved! Smiley Happy

What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎04-06-2019
Location: AT
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Message 19 of 19

Re: 2103 detection error on ssd0 (m.2)


I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 gen3 and received the 2103 SSD m.2 error.

I have installed a new SSD, updated the bios and receive the same message.

I boot Linux and windows from USB sticks install the operating system and after restart the same 2103 error.

Any ideas?

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