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FN - CTRL swap on Lenovo Y550 keyboard [SOLVED]

2009-12-13, 16:47 PM

It seems that I've found a method to swap FN and CTRL buttons on Lenovo Y550 keyboard. Now I need testers. If you are interested then do the following:

 

1) Download this Phoenix tool, run appropriate WinPhlash.exe as administrator, choose "Backup BIOS only" under "WinPhlash Operation" header and press "Backup BIOS" button. Be careful don't try to flash BIOS placed in WinPhlash folder cause it's Lenovo Y450 BIOS.

 

2) Send dumped firmware to me (middleton@list.ru). I'll patch it to swap FN and CTRL keys. After that I'll send you the modded BIOS.

 

 

UPDATE:

Please don't send me your BIOS dumps anymore. Here is the link to the final solution: 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/FN-CTRL-swap-on-Lenovo-Y550-keyboard/m-p/191991#M17566

 

I've also made such a mod for Lenovo Y450 BIOS. See this topic:

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/FN-CTRL-swap-on-Lenovo-Y450-keyboard-SOLVED/td-p/198369

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on Lenovo Y550 keyboard

2010-01-08, 23:41 PM

OK.

It seems that I've finally resolved the problem and now I place here a link to modified BIOS (v.2.08).

 

Here is the guide:

1) Run appropriate WinPhlash.exe file.
2) Click "Flash BIOS" button.
3) Don't interrupt flashing process (WinPhlash will reboot your machine at the end of procedure).

 

 

Disclaimer: 

Lenovo has no relation to this BIOS. This patch is completely unofficial. It provided "as is" without any warranties from Lenovo. Lenovo has never tested or approved this patch and don't support it.
You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the flashing or use of this BIOS.
Use it at your own risk.

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on Lenovo Y550 keyboard

2009-12-15, 10:27 AM

Thanks! I've sent you the by email my BIOS. Thanks!

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on Lenovo Y550 keyboard

2009-12-21, 2:50 AM

My model is Y550 3RC-B

 

Is it work? Simply Iam afraid to test it...

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on Lenovo Y550 keyboard

2009-12-21, 3:37 AM

nAFaNyA

 

Only two persons sent me request about modded BIOS at the moment.

The first guy eventually has decided not to risk.

The second guy tried to flash my mod but unfortunately it has appeared that WinPhlash 1.6.8.5 don't support Lenovo Y550 flashing. I sent him the latest WinPhlash (version 1.7.16.0) but he hasn't replied yet.

If you have any questions, feel free to send me email (you can write in russian :)).

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on Lenovo Y550 keyboard

2009-12-21, 19:52 PM

have sent...

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on Lenovo Y550 keyboard

2010-01-08, 10:11 AM

I also sent my BIOS; If I'm too late, just forget it. :)

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on Lenovo Y550 keyboard

2010-01-08, 16:30 PM

I just sent my dumped BIOS

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on Lenovo Y550 keyboard

2010-01-08, 22:24 PM

For those who hesitate whether to give it a try or not - I just ended "conference" with middleton and upgrade works like charm.

I have Y550 with P8600 processor. I had to change BIOS from v. 1.04 to 2.05 modified by middleton.

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on Lenovo Y550 keyboard

2010-01-08, 23:41 PM

OK.

It seems that I've finally resolved the problem and now I place here a link to modified BIOS (v.2.08).

 

Here is the guide:

1) Run appropriate WinPhlash.exe file.
2) Click "Flash BIOS" button.
3) Don't interrupt flashing process (WinPhlash will reboot your machine at the end of procedure).

 

 

Disclaimer: 

Lenovo has no relation to this BIOS. This patch is completely unofficial. It provided "as is" without any warranties from Lenovo. Lenovo has never tested or approved this patch and don't support it.
You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the flashing or use of this BIOS.
Use it at your own risk.

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on Lenovo Y550 keyboard

2010-01-09, 17:15 PM

WOOOW big great thank you, dear middleton. It realy work!! =)) Thanks, thanks, thanks!!

 

So I think you should edit your subject and copy new this working guide there new users dont mistake ;)

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