In the wake of reports of major issues with the USB-C ports on many of its ThinkPad PCs, Lenovo has issued a set of fixes that it says solves the problem.
The problem impacts a wide range of ThinkPad PCs, which apparently suffer from major issues related to their USB-C ports after 6 to 12 months of typical usage. All of the PCs are running a 64-bit version of Windows 10, Lenovo says.
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The fixes consist of a driver update and a firmware update, which need to be installed in that order. And the firmware update requires that the Intel Thunderbolt IO Controller must be enabled in the system’s BIOS. You should get the updates via the Lenovo Vantage application that comes on the PC, but you can also manually download them from the Lenovo website. (Note that the downloads differ from PC-to-PC.)