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unclefuzz
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Registered: ‎02-16-2010
Location: McLean, VA
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X120E BIOS Update Failure

Has anyone tried to run the BIOS Update utility for the X120E.  I had a BIOS update failure on two machines, both of which  are now rendered useless.  Looking for any corroboration of this effect.  X120E, 0611-2DU.

clicq
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Re: X120E BIOS Update Failure

You should probably read through this thread: http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Failure-to-flash-the-BIOS-on-X120e/td-p/407539

 

Several people in that thread have reported having a BIOS update kill their machines. I think the prudent thing to do is to only flash using the ISO.

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Re: X120E BIOS Update Failure

Flashing the bios from within windows is always iffy.  If you're in windows and your computer resumes from sleep or hibernation, the hardware isn't in the correct configuration for a bios update.  That's why the recommendation for a cold reboot before flashing the bios is there.

 

If you are going to update the bios from within windows, you should also disable your virus protection before flashing the bios because the virus protection will see a bios update as an attack on the bios and stop the bios update midway through and brick the machine.

 

And clicq's recommendation of flashing with the iso is a good one.  

 

Dave


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