X1 Carbon 1st gen - battery firmware upgrade fails?

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X1 Carbon 1st gen - battery firmware upgrade fails?

#1 Post by hvergelmir » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:07 am

Hi all,

I recently got a pre-loved X1C (type 3460-D5G; BIOS 2.75, W10). So far, it's been great. I just tried to upgrade the battery firmware using the upgrade utility here: http://support.lenovo.com/nl/en/downloads/ds001322. However, the upgrade fails, citing an rather uninformative "The tool was unable to update the battery firmware due to an internal error".

Is the update very recommended, or can I just leave it like that?

Cheers, and thanks for any input.

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Re: X1 Carbon 1st gen - battery firmware upgrade fails?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:12 am

Welcome to the Forum.
I suggest you check the matching README.TXT 1.16: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n15fu05w.txt and see if there is anything of interest in there.
They also have how-to instuctions in there.
Your X1C1 was only added with update 1.15 in Feb/2016.
Personally I have never installed any such programs, and I have had hundreds of Thinkpads going through my hands.
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Re: X1 Carbon 1st gen - battery firmware upgrade fails?

#3 Post by hvergelmir » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:17 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:Welcome to the Forum.
I suggest you check the matching README.TXT 1.16: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n15fu05w.txt and see if there is anything of interest in there.
They also have how-to instuctions in there.
Your X1C1 was only added with update 1.15 in Feb/2016.
Personally I have never installed any such programs, and I have had hundreds of Thinkpads going through my hands.
Many thanks for your quick answer and the welcome. I did read the readme and it does apply to my particular X1 (fix: improved battery life for battery 45N1071). But it's no biggie that it's not installing, I'm not particularly expecting any huge differences anyway. I'm doing a regular battery calibration right now but I accept battery runtime will be limited on a 2013 laptop anyway.

Should anyone have experience with it, I'd love to hear it though :)

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Re: X1 Carbon 1st gen - battery firmware upgrade fails?

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:28 am

I happen to have such an X1C1.
Just in case, if you manage to install that program, I'd be nieuwsgierig to hear if you experience any noteworthy improvement. :)

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Re: X1 Carbon 1st gen - battery firmware upgrade fails?

#5 Post by cfds » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:52 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:I happen to have such an X1C1.
Just in case, if you manage to install that program, I'd be nieuwsgierig to hear if you experience any noteworthy improvement. :)
Your are not the only one who's is "nieuwsgierig" about the results...so far I am very happy with my X1C 1st gen, the only thing is battery life.
I am getting about 3.5 hrs out of mine with normal use...battery is at 90% of its original capacity.
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