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Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#1 Post by Sepy » Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:46 am

Hello everyone,
I received my ThinkPad P 70 on Tuesday 12/29/2015, via UPS in Switzerland.
It is fully loaded and has all the options.
It is not a ghost. But I wish it was.
Yesterday Thursday 12/31/2015 for the very first time I started my computer.
Unfortunately, the first thing happened on the screen was the following:
2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)
Press Esc to continue
Not very happy about it.
I have bought it directly from Lenovo Switzerland through Digital River.
Any idea how to handle this?
I have 5Y On-site NBD + Accidental Damage Protection. But I don’t think it’s fair when it came with SSD1 (M.2) fault to start with.
Any input will be appreciated.

Happy New Year

Sepy

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Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:39 am

The problem might be outdated firmware on that SSD.
Lenovo's forum has quite a few threads with the same problem.
Unless you get it going, wait till next Monday, then call Lenovo to send in the troops.
Tell them to also bring a new M.2 SSD, just in case.
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Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#3 Post by Sepy » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:41 am

Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

The SSD is the latest Samsung 950 Pro!

It came with the ThinkPad.

I have checked the Samsung site and there is no new firmware.

Just the initial release.

Regards,

Sepy

P.S. I wish it was that easy to tell them bring an extra SSD. They are law to themselves!
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Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#4 Post by Phil_C » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:53 am

Sepy wrote:Hi,

The SSD is the latest Samsung 950 Pro!

It came with the ThinkPad.
Interesting. I read somewhere that it was supposed to be the OEM version 951 SSD. The retail 950 Pro is newer tech.

Sorry about your problem.
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Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#5 Post by Sepy » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:00 am

Hi,

I checked the model number and it was Pro but for all I know it can be OEM.
Then again if it was OEM by now it should have the right firmware.

Sepy

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Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#6 Post by Phil_C » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:11 am

But it is 950 instead of 951? Two different things.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SM951-512 ... M951+512GB

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01639 ... 7D82389YNZ

I don't think there is a 951 "Pro", so it probably is a 950 in your P70. That is a plus. Well, if it worked.

Good article here:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9650/sams ... d-nvme-ssd
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Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#7 Post by Sepy » Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:37 pm

Not very sure which one.

Either way it is not working.

My ThinkPad P70 was expensive.

I can't understand why they no longer check these things.

Really silly on their part.

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Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#8 Post by Tim-ANC » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:41 am

Sepy,

Do you have a resolution now?
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Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#9 Post by Sepy » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:17 am

Hi,

This afternoon they are comig to change the SSD.

Then I have to install the operating system from USB which was sent to me by Lenovo.

Have not done that for a very long time.

Maybe I try it later this week.

If I had a problem installing it I will post here for help.

Thanks

Sepy

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Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#10 Post by Tim-ANC » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:08 am

Wow, it been over two weeks. Why were they so slow in responding?

BTW, what size SDD did you get?
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Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#11 Post by Sepy » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:31 am

It was a mess!

Yesterday they change it.

It seems I have to install a lot of things.

It is 512 GB

Sepey

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Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#12 Post by evening_hunger » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:40 am

I've just read the first review of P70 (using Google Translate). Seems a real beast, hope you manage to resolve it. Seems like there's a place for 4 disks there, so one less is not such an issue 8)
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what about 230W slimtangle signal

#13 Post by automobus » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:07 pm

Thank you evening_hunger for pointing to Notebookcheck, for that review made me aware of the ThinkPad 230W AC Adapter (slim tip). USA Parts: FRU Part # 00HM626; Option Part# 4X20E75111. Does anybody have a opportunity to measure a 230W supply resistance signal?
Notebookcheck.com wrote:Das Display flackert mit 228 Hz (höchstwahrscheinlich durch Pulsweitenmodulation PWM) bei einer eingestellten Helligkeit von 95 % und darunter.
WTFMFWTFAYT leNOvo?
Just say NO to PWM.

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Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#14 Post by Tim-ANC » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:46 am

Sepy, how is you P70 now?
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Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#15 Post by Sepy » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:27 am

The Samsung 951 Pro was replaced that originally came with it.

I had to reinstall the Window from USB which was provided to me by Lenovo.

Everything works but I still haven't really played with it.

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Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

#16 Post by Tim-ANC » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:29 am

Good to hear. Sorry you had grief with it.
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