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SD card not detected & can't update BIOS

#1 Post by oriza » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:14 pm


I'm having the same problem that a number of users have had where, when I insert an SD card, it isn't detected by my X230. I know it can-- when I'm just using my laptop normally, sometimes it detects them, once in a blue moon. But I can't get it to consistently detect them.

Every other post has told me to try updating the BIOS. I've tried that (with this link: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ca/en/prod ... s/ds029187) but every time it just tells me "BIOS directory cannot be found". I've triple checked and I'm sure I'm downloading the correct BIOS update (I use windows 10). I updated all my outdated drivers using Driver Booster.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: SD card not detected & can't update BIOS

#2 Post by GomJabbar » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:22 pm

Try the bootable CD version of the BIOS update - if you are able. The link is on the page you listed above.

Personally, I always use the bootable CD version over the Windows version. I believe it is more reliable and less apt to brick your laptop.

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