[ltp] Haswell thinkpads bios problem

Christoph Schmees linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:43:10 +0100

Am 17.02.2014 14:26, schrieb Leon Weber:
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> On 16.02.2014 18:32:08, Christoph Schmees wrote:
>> Am 16.02.2014 12:21, schrieb Leon Weber:
>>> Hi,
>>> we=E2=80=99ve all heard about the BIOS problems with the recent Haswe=
>>> Thinkpads, and that Lenovo has promised a fix for that. My google mag=
>>> couldn=E2=80=99t find any more recent information beside this promise=
, so do we
>>> now anything new about that problem? Is there a fix yet? Is there som=
>>> place where information is collected?
>> I bricked my X220. Dual boot W7 and Linux Mint. Linux put into
>> hibernation; on wake-up: brick. The device is under on-site
>> warranty still.
> I didn=E2=80=99t know the X220 series was affected, the problem reports=
 I heard
> all mention the recent Haswell generation. Is that a typo and you meant=

> to write X240? Or is the X220 affected by the same problem, or are ther=
> seperate problems? All BIOS brick problems I could find seem to be
> related to BIOS upgrades, although the symptoms you describe do sound
> like the ones we heard from the Haswell generation laptops.

no typo; it is a X220. And it had apparently exactly this problem.