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tangtan
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Registered: ‎05-18-2019
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Message 11 of 29

Re: X1 Extreme "(A7) Me Fw Downgrade Request MeSpiLock Failed"

No it dd not work for me.. I posted it when I first saw it hoping it wil help you.

Apparently my problem is exactly same as yours.. slow boot .. 1 to 2 min.

 

SAD... i am talking it in to Depot to check but i think they have no clue what is happening.

Spent enough time with Tech support and they made me waste time run all kinds of hardware test.

Waste of time and money .. 

 

 

Paid over 3K for this system and that this is last time i will buy lenovo.

tangtan
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Message 12 of 29

Re: X1 Extreme "(A7) Me Fw Downgrade Request MeSpiLock Failed"

It not reboot because it did not really flash the firmware.

If you look at the console.. there is a red remark.. Apparently it was rejected.

Lenovo nee stop doing all this .exe and allow users do it direct from BIOS not from windows.. 

 

 

ucilandia
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Message 13 of 29

Re: X1 Extreme "(A7) Me Fw Downgrade Request MeSpiLock Failed"

My computer is a thinkpad X1 Extreme with i7-8850H.

I have the same problem as you since the last 12.0.35.1427 firmware update of Lenovo:

-Long reboot start.

-Message (A7) ME FE Downgrade - Request MeSpiLocK when starting after the LENOVO logo.

-ME Firmware version white in the bios

-It did not work the sound of the equipment.

 

The solution “Re: P52 4K, reboot three times forever, after Update Intel ME 12.0 Firmware. Via Lenovo Vantage” given on page 7 did not work for me.

 

But, an idea of the thread "Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga (1st Gen) BIOS Problem" has made me modify the situation slightly and I have managed to solve it.

 

Instructions:

Note: the quotes “ ” are not written

Attention: the corporate version "ME_12.0_Corp.bin" is the one that I used in my ThinkPad X1 extreme with i7-8850H vPro

 

1. Open command prompt as admin,

2. Write   “cd..”   and press enter.

3. Write   “cd..”   and press enter.

The objective is to go back on the route until you reach

C: \>

 

4. Write  “cd drivers”     and press enter.

5. Write  “cd win”           and press enter.

6. Write  “cd me”           and press enter.

The goal is to get to the route

 

C: \ drivers \ win \ me>

 

where the files that installed the failed firmware update should be.

 

7. Copy the following line by selecting it and copying it with "Ctrl+C"

 

FWUpdLcl64.exe -F ME_12.0_Corp.bin -OEMID 4C656E6F-766F-0000-0000-000000000000 -allowsv -y

 

8. Paste the previous line with "Ctrl+V" in the line of the command prompt

It must be

 

C: \ drivers \ win \ me> FWUpdLcl64.exe -F ME_12.0_Corp.bin -OEMID 4C656E6F-766F-0000-0000-000000000000 -allowsv -y

 

9. Press enter and follow the instructions.

10. If everything went well it will rewrite the firmware (eye the corporate version is the one that I used in my ThinkPad X1 extreme with i7-8850H vPro "ME_12.0_Corp.bin"), the writing percentage goes out until it finishes and asks for a restart

11. Restart

12. Good luck!

 

Note: I apologize for my English. I used the google translator

HighCapper
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Message 14 of 29

Re: X1 Extreme "(A7) Me Fw Downgrade Request MeSpiLock Failed"

Wow!  Fixed!  I have lost everything twice on this computer by going to an earlier restore point and had to reload from scratch.

 

I didn't know the sound problem was related.  I thought it was something else and went to an earlier restore point and boom - had to reload Windows again!  Re-installin Windows fixed the sound problem BTW.

 

I wonder if this defective BIOS update would affect the restore points?

 

Anyway, the error message is gone, the ME firmware version shows up.  I will reboot and edit this post as I forget the version number.

 

It's 12.0.35.1427  - I am so happy to see it there!

 

Thank you so much!  Well done.

tangtan
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Message 15 of 29

Re: X1 Extreme "(A7) Me Fw Downgrade Request MeSpiLock Failed"

Can someone write a more detailed SOP for this... 

I will much appreciate this..

 

 

tangtan
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Message 16 of 29

Re: X1 Extreme "(A7) Me Fw Downgrade Request MeSpiLock Failed"

So are you currently using the lastest bios or older bios?  

ucilandia
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Message 17 of 29

Re: X1 Extreme "(A7) Me Fw Downgrade Request MeSpiLock Failed"

 
HighCapper
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Message 18 of 29

Re: X1 Extreme "(A7) Me Fw Downgrade Request MeSpiLock Failed"

Ok, here is what I did.  I went to 

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...

 

put in my serial number (in the upper right), selected Windows 10 and under "Components" select chipset.  That gave me 2 downloads, although it is the second one that matters, I downloaded and ran both.

 

Then I typed CMD in the Windows search box, right clicked on Command Prompt and selected Run as Administrator

 

In the DOS box I typed cd\

cd drivers\win\me

I then copied 

 

FWUpdLcl64.exe -F ME_12.0_Corp.bin -OEMID 4C656E6F-766F-0000-0000-000000000000 -allowsv -y

 

from ucilandia's post and pasted it, pressed enter and watched it fix the freakin problem!

 

 I now have BIOS version 1.21 and ME Firmware Version 12.0.35.1427 and everything is working properly

 

Tangten, let me know if you get it fixed

 

=============================

 

CAUTION:

 

During this ME issue, I lost everything on the computer TWICE!  I did this by trying to go to a earlier restore point.  However, this basic Windows function has been screwed up by Microsoft - unbelievable!

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-wont-boot-when-using-system-restore-after...

 

How they could allow this to exist is beyond me.  But Lenovo should never have had this ME problem either.  Frustrating.

 

Good luck.  

tangtan
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Message 19 of 29

Re: X1 Extreme "(A7) Me Fw Downgrade Request MeSpiLock Failed"

My unit is currently at Depot... Since yesterday... I will let them know.

 

THANKS!!!!

tangtan
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Message 20 of 29

Re: X1 Extreme "(A7) Me Fw Downgrade Request MeSpiLock Failed"

Ok.. I got my unit back from the Depot.  

They swapped out the Motherboard within 24 hrs. Thanks  to the Depot guys  (Sound Micro in Redmond, Wa)  Good job!!

I looked at the bios and it was 1.18 and the ME firmware was also an older version

I got the nerve to do the update and crossed my fingers and everything is now up to the latest versions.

 

My confidence with Lenovo is restored!!!.

Thanks You!!  i need this system for my trip tmw.

 

 

X1 Extreme 

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