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Lenovo Y530 EC won't update

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

My sister's Lenovo Legion Y530 can't update its EC, it's stuck at v46, while the BIOS is now v52. 

Any idea why that is and how do I fix it? 

Could it have something to do with the keyboard acting up from time to time? It types 2, 3 or more characters at once and stops supporting multiple inputs (i. e. pressing shift + any key won't type anything). 

I tried fixing it by updating the BIOS (Wikipedia says the EC could control the keyboard) to v50, it got stuck at updating the EC - DSC_1343.thumb.JPG.21f18b0d0b7c896603ff0a99ebd44c12.JPG

 

Searched in google, found that it won't fix itself (1 hour had already passed and no progress whatsoever), turned it off and on and it worked, but this was the result:

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BiOS was updated, EC wasn't. 

Today I was hoping that running the bios update utility would fix it (v52 is out, for v50 the utility would just say "you already have that version" and close), but no, same story, bios updates, EC does not. 

 

I also noticed te CPU was getting quite hot just by opening Firefox, HWMonitor was reading spikes up to 95 °C.

 

Lenovo forums are hopeless, 100 views, no answers, thread has been up for over 3 weeks. 

 

Any idea what to do? (other than use the warranty because the staff at the tech shops here is rearded "your pirated windows is to blame for the artifacts, not the gpu") and they could easily refuse to fix it out of ignorance. 

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May I know where did you get the BIOS file?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

May I know where did you get the BIOS file?

Official Lenovo site - v50 (serial and part number matched (LSB detected them)) 

Lenovo Update utility - v52

Both were for Y530-15ICH. (not the 1060) 

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16 hours ago, number004130 said:

Official Lenovo site - v50 (serial and part number matched (LSB detected them)) 

May I know your Y530 full specs?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

May I know your Y530 full specs?

i5-8300H

GTX-1050Ti

8GB single-slot RAM

1TB Seagate 5400rpm HDD 

IPS 1080p screen

 

Y530-15ICH

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95c is quite hot, maybe some kind of corruption is happening here, I think if it gets much hotter than that the system just turns off, is it still under warranty?

 


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1 hour ago, number004130 said:

i5-8300H

GTX-1050Ti

enable BIOS flashback in BIOS, then install this

https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/8jcn50ww.exe


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Emanbaird said:

95c is quite hot, maybe some kind of corruption is happening here, I think if it gets much hotter than that the system just turns off, is it still under warranty?

 

well, that's just spikes, other than them it's idling around 60

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1 hour ago, number004130 said:

It already has v52

install 50ww, not sure how 52ww performs

1 hour ago, number004130 said:

idling around 60

well that's high


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

install 50ww, not sure how 52ww performs

I told you that the EC couldn't update from v46 to v50 and recently from v46 to v52

What's the point? 

I have checked the temps even when it had v46 bios, it was similar if not the same. 

 

BTW, can't find the warranty card

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8 hours ago, number004130 said:

I told you that the EC couldn't update from v46 to v50 and recently from v46 to v52

What's the point?

Did you install the BIOS from the same link?

 

I would RMA it


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Did you install the BIOS from the same link?

 

I would RMA it

Yes

Can't find the warranty card 

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