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Re: G530-4446-24U takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update

2010-02-10, 19:58 PM

VGA driver version: 8.15.10.1749 (Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1))
Power Manager driver version:Latest from lenovo for this macine

WLAN driver version:No Idea, using the default driver from windows 7, dont know which device is the wireless one.

NAccess Connection version:N/A < wont work in windows 7

 

I have tried this machine with and without various power managers, to no avail.  The screen brightness controls refuse to work. Please fix the problems, I love this machine and want to keep it, but without the screen brigntness ability, i dont know if i can(the bright hurts my eyes).


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Re: G530-4446-24U takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update

2010-02-13, 21:30 PM

I have two lenovo G530s, each a different model but both running windows 7.

 

Model: 4446-35U

Bios: 1.08

 

Model: 4446-24U

Bios: 1.09

 

Have similar problems other owners have mentioned, I really only care about the brightness control. The screen is way too bright and reduces battery life...also does anyone know how to get rid of that horrific car honk noise the laptop makes when plugging in/out the battery charger aside from muting the speakers everytime?

 

Graphics driver: Mobile Intel 4 Chipset   8.15.10.1872

WLAN Driver: Broadcom 802.11g  Network Adapter   4.176.75.21

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Re: G530-4446-24U takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update

2010-02-14, 3:39 AM

I  hate that noise too. maybe add option to BIOS to disable? I tried installing some power manager drivers and the updated hotkey drivers, but nothing gets the screen brightness working. I got the drivers form the windows 7 drivers page. It did get the sleep and hibernate buttons working. Installed vista again, and brightness works out of the box. Definately a BIOS issue.


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Re: G530-4446-xxU takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update + Brightness Issue Persists

2010-02-14, 5:55 AM

... While we all impatiently wait for Lenovo to update G530 BIOS ... there was a brightness 'workaround'... 

 

Remember you can "set" brightness on your G530 with stock 1.09 BIOS during W7 startup. 

 

Use the Fn+10 (dim) or Fn+11 (incr) after POST but before the W7 "login" screen. The most practical time is during the "Starting Windows" segment--there's enough stable time for bumping up or down. Once you set the brightness level there, it will remain for your session.

 

Not elegant, but it is a workaround... (posted months ago on another thread as I recall).

 

With the hundreds of threads and replies on this topic, it is still hard to believe Lenovo doesn't list a 'beta' BIOS until they have an official release.

 

Dr Chet
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Re: G530-4446-xxU takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update + Brightness Issue Persists

2010-02-16, 19:58 PM

Just to say, I noticed over the weekend that Cleo was effective in getting a fix for another BIOS problem.

 

You can read the results here, and in the favorable posts after: G530 XP Bios problem.

 

Thanks, Cleo, for your proactive contacting of us, and forward work on the important problem in our own thread.

 

Regards,

Clive

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Re: G530-4446-xxU takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update + Brightness Issue Persists

2010-02-18, 14:19 PM

That looks like good news. It looks like Lenovo Has a beta bios, and are still working on it. That gives us hope...


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Re: G530-4446-xxU takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update + Brightness Issue Persists

2010-02-24, 17:49 PM

Some further word here.

 

I have heard of a BIOS in test now from Cleo. 

 

So progress is being made.

 

Dr. Chet (chetp), I received also a message from Cleo which was meant for you.

 

I have re-sent that message to you, so please check your Private Messages on the forum here.

 

Regards,

Clive

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Re: G530-4446-xxU takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update + Brightness Issue Persists

2010-02-26, 20:29 PM

Chet, one more PM for you...

 

Best,

Clive

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Re: G530-4446-xxU takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update + Brightness Issue Persists

2010-02-26, 21:43 PM

Clive, is Cleo looking at the issue of the Wireless switch (Fn-F5) in conjunction with this update?

 

Thank you.

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Re: G530-4446-xxU takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update + Brightness Issue Persists

2010-03-01, 0:58 AM

Darryl, I'd answered this, but looks like the forum ate my answer.

 

- I don't know if they are doing anything with regards to the F5 Wireless radio control, as far as the specific messages I've had with Cleo

 

- I'm not sure actually whether they need to do something with the BIOS for this. It may be that they do, but underlying, I believe the actual radio control is in the proprietary wireless software that Lenovo originally bundled on the machine. 

 

- on Windows 7, I didn't put that Lenovo Wireless software on the machine when doing a clean install. Reasons are two. The Lenovo wireless software was constantly fighting with the original Vista wireless abilities, though it was good to have it there as Vista's wireless wasn't trustable itself. However, Windows 7's wireless software is flawless, and very unobtrusive. It just works.

 

- I don't usually have any need to 'switch off the radio', and if I do, it's a couple of quick clicks away, on the wireless mini-icon, if you don't want to use the slideswitch on the front of the machine.. Prefer that in fact to an easily mis-hit function key, though you may have your own reasons.

 

Regards, and let's hope the post sticks this time.

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