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Is your ThinkPad’s USB-C port not working? Upgrade its firmware. – Source CNET Computer News


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Lenovo makes some great laptops but like every company makes missteps. In Lenovo’s case, it has confirmed that there’s buggy firmware responsible for problems with the USB-C ports on many models of its 2017 to 2019 ThinkPad laptops.

As reported by Notebookcheck and later posted to a Lenovo support page, the USB-C firmware issue affects more than a dozen ThinkPad laptops including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen to 7th Gen), X1 Yoga (2nd Gen to 4th Gen), and P-series ThinkPads. 

It turns out that a firmware update issued in August 2019 corrupted the software controlling the port. According to Lenovo, symptoms of the USB-C problem include:

  • Port not working
  • Intel Thunderbolt controller not visible in the…

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Source CNET Computer News

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