Current BIOS version is 1.12. I am attempting to upgrade to 1.26 using a bootable USB stick.
The BIOS update utility starts and works as expected and as I know it from several previous Thinkpads that I owned. However, at the point where it says that the system is going to restart, once I hit ENTER the screen turns black and the machine becomes unresponsive. Not even the power button reacts, however long I press it (kept pressing it for >> 30 s). I had to insert a pin into the tiny hole at the buttom to turn it off. When I turn the machine back on again, the OS boots (current KDE neon), but the BIOS version remains the old one, 1.12.
I've done this twice with same result.
How can I properly upgrade the BIOS?
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to be honest, i don't have an answer for that issue..
in the past bios updates were very tricky (can't think of a better word just now)..
using a floppy and needing the thinkpad to be plugged into the AC adapter and have a full battery..
now..? things are a bit different.. on my X1carbon gen 2 and a gen 3 (the latest thinkpads i own) i let the update app do all the work..
wait a bit, i'm sure someone with more current info will enter this thread..
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