Numerous Lenovo ThinkPad laptops are affected by severe points referring to the USB Sort-C port and Thunderbolt controller, however there’s a repair within the type of firmware and driver updates.
The main points of the nasty gremlins within the works are supplied through a Lenovo support page, the place additionally, you will discover the related system updates for the totally different affected units (in the direction of the underside of the net web page).
This was highlighted by Notebook Check, and there’s a protracted listing of affected fashions supplied by Lenovo, all of that are ThinkPad notebooks from 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The frequent denominator is seemingly that each one the affected units have Thunderbolt controllers, and so they have gone flawed, or the USB-C port itself has turn into defective.
Lenovo lists the assorted issues which may emerge with these machines, and are probably to take action inside the first six to 12 months of ‘typical utilization’ of the laptop computer.
These points embody the USB-C port merely not working anymore, or experiencing connectivity issues. Alternatively, video output might fail, or energy supply through the USB-C port would possibly fall over. In different phrases, the Sort-C port will both fail utterly or partly.
Moreover, the consumer might get Thunderbolt error messages (and probably a system dangle firstly of boot-up).
So both the controller is failing, or the port is failing, on a complete swathe of ThinkPads together with Yoga fashions, and totally different flavors of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga and X1 Pill.
Learn how to repair Lenovo ThinkPads USB-C issues
Homeowners of the ThinkPad laptops highlighted are suggested by Lenovo to right away replace with the related Intel driver and firmware packages. Be sure you set up each of those, and the producer recommends that it’s best to set up the motive force first, adopted by the firmware replace.
Lenovo additionally observes that: “Customers with NVM model 4.zero please join a Thunderbolt system to the system previous to updating firmware.”
Moreover, if putting in the above packages doesn’t assist, it’s good to contact Lenovo technical assist, who will likely advise you on the subsequent steps to take.