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Joseph
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Registered: ‎08-25-2008
Location: Seattle, Washington
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3000 N100 0689-A42 BIOS update problem

I bought this laptop one years ago and it came with 63ET62WW, V1.08 BIOS. After then, I haven't updated any BIOS.

 

But today, I go to the website  BIOS Update Utility - 3000 C200, N100   and download the 63af07us V3.11 BIOS (DL01108A.WPH). I run th AdRomLdr.exe as a administrator under Vista Basic. Then a Phoenix WinPhlash windows pops up. Next, I flash the bios without battery  and external USB device. After all, it says the BIOS succeed to update and shut down Windows automatically.

 

The problem is: when the laptop reboot, it still shows the V1.08 BIOS, not the V3.11 BIOS.

1. Does it mean the BIOS update is fail?

2. What should I do in order to update my bios sucessfully.

 

 

 

 

 

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MarkOKC
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Registered: ‎08-29-2008
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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Re: 3000 N100 0689-A42 BIOS update problem

Joseph, I have the exact same situation and problem as you do.  I hope someone will be able to help us out.

 ~Mark

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Joseph
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Registered: ‎08-25-2008
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Re: 3000 N100 0689-A42 BIOS update problem

Thank you for your reply. I have tried updating my BIOS for 5 times. Everytimes, the BIOS Update Utility said the update process was successful and it shutted down the laptop automatically. However, when I switched back the laptop on, it still showed the old version of BIOS. I hope someone  can find a way to do it.

 

Now I try to flash my bios under DOS, but the Lenovo does not provide bootable CD BIOS update ISO for 3000 N100.

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Joseph
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Registered: ‎08-25-2008
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Re: 3000 N100 0689-A42 BIOS update problem

I still can't find a way to upate my BIOS. The BIOS Update Utility I download from Lenovo is not working.

 

Any help, please?

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mrd
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Registered: ‎09-19-2008
Location: USA
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Re: 3000 N100 0689-A42 BIOS update problem

Same problems here with the same system.  It is absolutly amazing to me that Lenovo has not responded to this with a fix.  I also have the "bad battery" problem and now the system shuts off randomly (probably due to over heating even though the fan is spotlessly clean and it does the same when only BIOS is running).

 

Lenovo, are you going to support these things or are we all out of luck and money?

 

Of course mine is just over the warantee period too>

 

 

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ozzi
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Registered: ‎04-20-2010
Location: Pakistan
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Re: 3000 N100 0689-A42 BIOS update problem

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Hi Joseph, I don't know whether my guidance is still relevant for you and others after all this time but anyways, here goes. the version v3.11 is the version number for the bios utility file 63af07us and not for the actual bios that is going to be installed. as the bios image file in version 3.11 is DL01108A.WPH, the version number for the bios is also 1.08. even the latest utilisty version 3.12, file 63AF08US, which is only meant for XP loaded models has the same bios version 1.08 (actually meant for vista models) being installed on XP loaded lenovo n100 models. As I have XP on my N100, I can't even get the dam 3.12 utility to install the XP bios like it is supposed to.

 

So rest assured that you laptop has the latest verion of the bios, i.e. the version 63ET62WW, V1.08 BIOS

 

Regards, 

 

ozzi

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MacakSoft
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Registered: ‎02-13-2011
Location: Belgrade
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Re: 3000 N100 0689-A42 BIOS update problem

I am having N100 3000 0768 FSG model... O.K. where I can find Bios Rom file, it want update bios to version 3.12 which is the latest version on official site for that notebook.... Can someone help Us??? We are talking about Bios version not software version...