[ltp] Haswell thinkpads bios problem

José Luis García Pallero linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:56:59 +0100

2014-02-16 12:21 GMT+01:00 Leon Weber <leon@leonweber.de>:
> Hi,
> we've all heard about the BIOS problems with the recent Haswell
> Thinkpads, and that Lenovo has promised a fix for that. My google magic
> couldn't find any more recent information beside this promise, so do we
> now anything new about that problem? Is there a fix yet? Is there some
> place where information is collected?
> I'll hopefully receive my full HD X240 in one or two weeks. Did anyone
> have that problem with an X240 yet? According to my supplier, Lenovo has
> only started to produce the full HD version last week, so I wonder if it
> might already be shipped with an updated BIOS (if the X240 was affected
> in the first place).
> Is disabling UEFI still the only reliable workaround, or are there other
> options? Does anyone have experience whether Lenovo repairs bricked
> laptops under warranty, or will they ask me to pay for the repair?
> Mine (thankfully!) comes without an operating system, so it'll be good
> to know if I can safely try to boot some Linux on it :-)

Mmmm, it sounds no good. I'm planning to purchase a new W540 to run
Linux. Anybody knows this series is affected also by the BIOS problem?


>     -- Leon.

José Luis García Pallero
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