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moreal
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Dead bios with Thinkpad T61

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update T61 BIOS,the laptop can not boot and black screen.There is a way to blind flash the bios?

I found the DVD-DRIVE can read?

Message Edited by moreal on 08-14-2008 06:32 AM
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Re: Dead bios with Thinkpad T61

Can you even get into the BIOS setup screens?
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nserajeddini
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Re: Dead bios with Thinkpad T61

I have the same problem. After Bios upgrad my T61 is completely dead. Nothing on the screen, no beep, ...

is there a way to revert the Bios back to factory default, or re-flash?

 

Apreciate any help,

Nasser

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Re: Dead bios with Thinkpad T61

 


nserajeddini wrote:

I have the same problem. After Bios upgrad my T61 is completely dead. Nothing on the screen, no beep, ...

is there a way to revert the Bios back to factory default, or re-flash?

 

Apreciate any help,

Nasser


no you can't can't revert back like in desktop bios. 

 

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Jin Li

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nserajeddini
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Re: Dead bios with Thinkpad T61

My computer is completely dead. I can't even get into the Bios, nothing on the screen, no beep. Is there a hardware reset to bring it back to life? Can I replace the Bios?

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Re: Dead bios with Thinkpad T61

no you can't replace the bios, as it is physically soldered to the motherboard. 

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Jin Li

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Re: Dead bios with Thinkpad T61

After I did the upgrade to the most recent bios (april 2010) this two-year old T61p does not boot to vista, but it WILL boot to Ubuntu on CD, and then be able to access the disk.  This is very, very odd, and makes me suspect the recent BIOS upgrade has some problem.

 

Anyone else see this?  Where/how can I report this?

 

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Re: Dead bios with Thinkpad T61

reupdate (to an older version) the bios through the bootable cd method, and see whether that solves the issue. 

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Jin Li

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forrest-lenovo
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Re: Dead bios with Thinkpad T61

Yes, I wanted to go back to an old bios, but when I burned the bootable CD for flashing the older BIOS, it boots and reports  "no update is needed at this time" (or something like that).  Is there a way to force it?

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Re: Dead bios with Thinkpad T61

Hello,

 

I have seen otherwise operational computers running Microsoft Windows Vista fail to boot when the mode for the SATA interface is changed.

 

Prior to booting into Microsoft Windows Vista on the ThinkPad T61, try entering the BIOS setup screen and toggling the SATA interface from AHCI to Legacy (or vice-versa), saving the settings and then booting up into Windows.  Does this make any difference?

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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