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Lenovo Z40 Modified BIOS for Wifi replacement

2015-01-15, 15:00 PM

Does anyone have any experience with using a modifed BIOS on this model? I wanted to replace the wireless card, as many others have, but few people have experience with the Z40/Z50. I have a Z40-70, would like a dual-band card.

 

I can see in the hardware PDF, that "WirelessLan_Intel, Intel 3160 1x1AC+BT PCIE NGFF WLAN 20200418" should work, but I am not sure where to even get this from. If this is a FRU, does that mean Lenovo will sell me the part?

 

Thanks in advance, sorry for the stupidity.... Outside of Apple, I've never had a laptop that was such a pain in the ass to modify.

 

P.S. Are there whitelists for the Hard Disk? Can I expect trouble if I want to install an SSD?

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Re: Lenovo Z40 Modified BIOS for Wifi replacement

2015-06-04, 18:17 PM

I have same wifi issue

 

replaced HDD witha samsung 840 250gb ssd no bother, didn't even know about whitelisting then

 

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Re: Lenovo Z40 Modified BIOS for Wifi replacement

2015-06-04, 19:17 PM

wrote:

Does anyone have any experience with using a modifed BIOS on this model? I wanted to replace the wireless card, as many others have, but few people have experience with the Z40/Z50. I have a Z40-70, would like a dual-band card.

 

I can see in the hardware PDF, that "WirelessLan_Intel, Intel 3160 1x1AC+BT PCIE NGFF WLAN 20200418" should work, but I am not sure where to even get this from. If this is a FRU, does that mean Lenovo will sell me the part?

 

Thanks in advance, sorry for the stupidity.... Outside of Apple, I've never had a laptop that was such a pain in the ass to modify.

 

P.S. Are there whitelists for the Hard Disk? Can I expect trouble if I want to install an SSD?


There is a whitelist for the wifi card but none for the hdd/ssd. Since your query is about a modded bios I would suggest you go over to techinferno or bios-mods about it. The forum there might be able to answer your query.

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