01-13-2015 06:52 PM - edited 01-13-2015 09:42 PM
yyeaap. @snakeopus121 mine didn't plug n play either, stopped before boot with the warning. I'm not upset, I was kinda hoping for the best/easy fix.. BUT the white bios upgrades GPU speed!! So, I mighta gone that route anyway Anyway you got lucky!!
I joined tech inferno at least and managed to get up to 5 legit posts before my card arrive so at least I can save $10 and still get the dude a beer haha
01-14-2015 04:27 PM
I wouldn't worry about warranty. As long as any fault that develops isn't related to the bios flash you should be fine.
I recently had my screen replaced after the mod and everything went smoothly. Took a month, but otherwise great service and they didn't question the bios at all. (I'm based in the UK and it went to a German repair centre via Medion).
I was told on the phone that the addition of an mSATA drive wouldn't affect the screen warranty because they are unrelated so I can confirm that is Lenovo policy, bios mod is obviously a bit further, but like I say, as long as it doesn't affect whatever fault develops you should be fine.
Bear in mind that it would be reasonable to refuse warranty on a fried GPU or other thermal related failures after the mod for obvious reasons.
Follow the steps very carefully. Make a whole evening out of researching what to do and ask questions here if something isn't clear and you'll be fine.
Another word of warning, the unlocked bios reveals a ton of features. Don't be tempted to steam in there and change everything, I've heard reports of people bricking their system after changing some of the more obscure settings. (Not broken, don't fix it!)
01-14-2015 07:21 PM - edited 01-14-2015 07:22 PM
excellent thank you @admin0309!!
oh I def have a question... starting with, **bleep** haha. is this?!?
Since you've been thru the process you may see I'm trying to back up BIOS! All steps followed, run as admin, etc. I haven't seen that error elsewhere..
01-14-2015 08:00 PM
Oh dear, I have terrible news for you :/
No I'm just kidding! Refer back to your guide. You should have picked up the "'Error 104' - fix.zip" along your way?
It contains a file called fparts.txt which replaces an fparts.txt you should already have with your fptw64 utility.
(Have you had Error 28 yet? You run prr to kill that one)
I will also mention that I did all of mine from DOS, I didn't know you could do it from windows.
01-14-2015 08:16 PM - edited 01-14-2015 10:06 PM
SUPER!! Thank you! Stupid not to put the 2 together but no one ever specified the error details!
On to the next 20 steps haha
aaanndd just like that running intel 6300 ultimate N! Kinda anti-climactic.. didn't even tell me it was installing hardware! But, all set. If fparts.txt isn't right the first time (error 104) you have to put it in both win64 and DOS (final USBdrive) directories. w64 worked great for backing up. Thx all! Off to buy sv17 a brew!
01-21-2015 05:11 PM - edited 01-22-2015 02:07 PM
After finally getting around to reinstalling Windows 8.1, my Windows updates as well as the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN card are both working directly from setup!
EDIT: with modded BIOS
01-22-2015 08:06 AM
Wow - I was beginning to think my easy setup was a complete fluke...Glad someone else had the same luck
Overall, I have to say that the new wifi card is far superior than the original....For a laptop as well equipped as the Y-580, I don't understand why it shipped with such a crappy wifi card...
01-22-2015 02:05 PM
03-02-2015 09:09 AM - last edited on 03-02-2015 12:26 PM by dragnoak
im just wondering if u're using windows 8.1 on y580. if yes, any compatibility issues?
and where do you put the receiver of the third antenna?
and my bios version is v2.07
can i upgrade it to v8.01 like you both
because ive already bought the intel centrino 6300 and the extra antenna
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I don't know if anyone is still wondering about this......but I can put this topic to rest.
I found a plug and play wifi card - no bios or anything needed.....I installed it and it was instantly recognized and active (it detected the wireless networks upon bootup)...
This card has three antenna ports, and I installed a 3rd antenna....
Performance is amazing.....If anyone wants any info on it just post up.....
I really was unhappy with the performance of the original wifi, but had been sitting on the fence for a long time due to the uncertainity of successful replacements....
well - this one worked perfectly for me....
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10-25-2015 09:32 AM - edited 10-25-2015 09:40 AM
I realize I'm kind of necro-ing this thread but after reading over the 8 pages I didn't find a clear answer.
I google a bit and everyone links back to this exact thread instead of providing an answer.
I already have the modified bios installed, a router supporting MIMO/HT, and just need to find a dual band wireless card to pop in.
I'd like an AC dual band card, just for future proofing.
From what I've gathered here are my choices:
ABGN: Intel 6300AGN
ABGN+Ac: Intel 7260
Which dual band wireless card is everyone going with? and will I need to buy an antenna in addition to the card?