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Missing BIOS update for Thinkpad 560 and 560E

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Thinkpad 560, 560E:

There only no BIOS update available on the download site:

 

Driver matrix:

560: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-60522

560E: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT072415

The download page of 560, 560E and 560Z  offer a japanese BIOS update for 560X instead or additional to 560, 560E, 560Z

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS003650

 

It does not depend on the way to BIOS update: either use Quick path or driver matrix - the result is the same.

 

Example of 560E

Diskette BIOS BIOS
Version Version Date
-------- ------- ---------
1.00 hret16ww 08-20-97
1.02 hret17ww 09-03-97
1.10 hret19ww 04-15-98
1.11 hret20ww 03-17-99

1.12 ???

1.13 ???

 

BIOS-file 1.10 seems to be here: download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/spsdhr20.exe

README: not found

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Betreff: Missing BIOS update for Thinkpad 560 and 560E

Issue still present

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Nothing happend

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Re: Missing BIOS update for Thinkpad 560 and 560E

Hi Mornsgrans,

I'm unsure this is a mistake of putting up Japanese bios or that is no English bios at all. Escalated to esupport team for their response.

Thanks taking time reporting this.

Regards,
Cleo


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Re: Missing BIOS update for Thinkpad 560 and 560E

Hi,

We have updated the BIOS package for ThinkPad 560 and 560e. Kindly refer to the following URL:
ThinkPad 560E : http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS030064
ThinkPad 560 : http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS030067
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Re: Missing BIOS update for Thinkpad 560 and 560E

Thank you sueleng.

 

But the driver matrices of 560 and 560E still offer the wrong 560X-Bios update in japanese.

 

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Re: Missing BIOS update for Thinkpad 560 and 560E

I've sent an email reminder to sue to follow up....


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Re: Missing BIOS update for Thinkpad 560 and 560E

One Error found on the Thinkpad 560 BIOS download page:

 

Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

The page itself is well linked now in the driver matrix. - Same as 560E.

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Re: Missing BIOS update for Thinkpad 560 and 560E

Mornsgrans, the windows support info is fixed with win 98.

Also, the bios linked to Japanese version is fixed too. Remember to clear your browser cache in order to see the latest change.


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Re: Missing BIOS update for Thinkpad 560 and 560E


Cleo_Lenovo schrieb:
Mornsgrans, the windows support info is fixed with win 98.

.. Remember to clear your browser cache in order to see the latest change.

Yes, now it is fixed

Last Updated : 27 Jul 2012

Seemed to got fixed in the time between my posting and yours :smileywink:

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