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

2009-11-11, 17:29 PM

I have used the sleep function many times and havent seen a problem yet.


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

2009-11-11, 18:26 PM

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I have used the sleep function many times and havent seen a problem yet.


 

i think after ppl that flashed with the 64bit version bios.. is hard for us to flash the bios that you had...

i tried last night and it doesn't work...

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

2009-11-12, 3:12 AM

AFAIK, there isnt a 64 bit version bios for this machine model. its not in the drivers list. If you used an improper bios, then there may be a problem.  Thats generally why i stay away from bios updates unless they fix something really big(like the brightness control), and they were made specifically for the model i have.


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

2009-11-12, 4:44 AM

There is actually a 32bit and 64bit bios for the G530 - this is the BIOS which is causing the long POST problem for most of us in the first place, but fixes the brightness issue.  It's the first link from my earlier post:

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=10

 

What's strange is that if you look at that page, it only specifies 3000 G530 laptops.  If it's not compatible with product type 4446 (which is what most, if not all of us have), they should've made this more clear.  It does solve the brightness issue, and would be perfect, if only it didn't take so long to post.  The sleep issues people are referring to are basically the same thing.. after a while, laptop goes into a "deep" sleep and has to wake up from hibernation (this requires the bios to post). 

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

2009-11-12, 6:48 AM

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There is actually a 32bit and 64bit bios for the G530 - this is the BIOS which is causing the long POST problem for most of us in the first place, but fixes the brightness issue.  It's the first link from my earlier post:

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=10

 

What's strange is that if you look at that page, it only specifies 3000 G530 laptops.  If it's not compatible with product type 4446 (which is what most, if not all of us have), they should've made this more clear.  It does solve the brightness issue, and would be perfect, if only it didn't take so long to post.  The sleep issues people are referring to are basically the same thing.. after a while, laptop goes into a "deep" sleep and has to wake up from hibernation (this requires the bios to post). 


 

I totally agree... that's where i got all my windows 7 64bit drivers and that bios update fixes the power management brightness issue... but can we even try to flash back to the bios the fullmetal was using and see will it fix our bios issue? but that also brings up the question our brightness adjust will roll back to it's old stage... being not working....

hoping Lenovo will come out with a windows7 64bit bios for us all...

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

2009-11-12, 12:47 PM

francisgl, et all,

 

Thank you for your efforts to clarify which BIOS is being applied.   Let me restate what I think I understand from the thread to make sure we look at the right combination.  Please correct me if I've misinterpreted what is being said here...

 

I think I've heard from this group that loading BIOS 52 from the consumersupport site pages (For IdeaPad and many valueline systems) fixes the brightness (ability to change brightness of screen using FN + brightness keys on keyboard?)  but creates an undersired slow POST / Startup of around 60 seconds.

 

BIOS 1.09 on the main Lenovo support site   boots fine, but has the brightness issue?

 

We will check out both, I just wanted to confirm what we are looking for so we can get both updated appropriately. 

 

Mark

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

2009-11-12, 13:42 PM

Yes that is correct. the 1.09 is the one that works without birghtness, and ther 52 is the one that fixes brightness but is slow

 

Thank you so much for looking into this issue. Out of all the brands of computers I have (HP, Dell, Lenovo), Lenovo has given the best tech support. I will definitely continue to get Lenovo products in the future.

 

Also, Is there by any chance one of those cool thinkpad icons for the 3000 series(the one in the "Devices and Printers" section on windows 7 that opens the lenovo window) because that would be cool. And if not, is it possible to get the thinkpad icon?


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

2009-11-12, 16:52 PM

Mark,

 

Yes, that's correct.  This is great, thank you for looking into this for us.  It may also be worth mentioning that many of the other hotkeys do not function either, however brightness is the most important.  

 

Will there be a Windows 7 version released anytime soon for the Lenovo Software?  (such as Lenovo Easy Capture and Veriface applications).

 

Thanks once again Mark, hope to hear back from you soon. 

 

 

Fullmetal, I haven't been able to verify this because I haven't had the laptop with me for the past week - but were you able to get everything else up and running as far as software?  Like Lenovo Easy Capture, Veriface, and other drivers such as camera and card readers?  I think I remember not being able to run Lenovo Energy Management..

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

2009-11-12, 18:02 PM

I got everything else to work. I didnt install the EasyCapture or veriface, as i dont use either of them at the moment. all other software worked. IIRC the PM driver gave me a "pmelib.dll is missing". i went in to the C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\PMDriver\Vista folder (NOTE: the pmelib.dll from the vista64 folder will not work here). I copied the dll from the Vista folder to the C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\PMDriver folder. this allowed the PM handler to run without error.

 

Also, i got all the hotkeys except the brightness and wireless ones to work. I installed the OSD software, as well as the PM and hotkey drivers. I think that got the Sleep and hibernate keys working. the monitor and volume keys worked natively. if im not mistaken the wireless key requires the "think vantage access connections" software.

 

Im downloading the new TVT Access Connections software so I can get the wireless hot key to do something. If i could only figure out how to write a program to intercept calls from the button, that would be cool.

 

Im also going to install the Lenovo System Toolbox so i can get that little button working(the one next to the power button)

 

EDIT: the wireless Fn+F5 doesnt work, and neither does the lenovo care button.


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

2009-11-12, 20:21 PM

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francisgl, et all,

 

Thank you for your efforts to clarify which BIOS is being applied.   Let me restate what I think I understand from the thread to make sure we look at the right combination.  Please correct me if I've misinterpreted what is being said here...

 

I think I've heard from this group that loading BIOS 52 from the consumersupport site pages (For IdeaPad and many valueline systems) fixes the brightness (ability to change brightness of screen using FN + brightness keys on keyboard?)  but creates an undersired slow POST / Startup of around 60 seconds.

 

BIOS 1.09 on the main Lenovo support site   boots fine, but has the brightness issue?

 

We will check out both, I just wanted to confirm what we are looking for so we can get both updated appropriately. 

 

Mark


 

Hi Mark,

 

Bios 52 fixes the brightness issue.. .but it causes a sleep/wake up issue. when you sleep the laptop... 5/10 times it will not wake up... and it cause a restarting cycle issue as well sometimes.

it will be great if you can look into those issues as well. thanks very very much for your responses

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