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qsgal12
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Registered: ‎07-28-2012
Location: az
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Lenovo Y410 wireless MiniPCI card upgrade

I am trying to upgrade a MiniPCI wireless card in my Y410. I purchased a following item: "INTEL SINGLE WHITE BOX CENTRINO WIRELESS-N 1030 WI-FI HALF MINI CARD. 802.11 /B/G/N +"

 

BIOS will not allow to boot when this device is plugged in. As far as I could tell, it works if you plug it right after BIOS started loading OS. So, there's nothing technically preventing laptop from running this wireless card, except some very annoying restriction on Lenovo part.

 

I tried to lookup for a BIOS upgrade which has this restriction removed, and found only a couple of dead links. Does anybody have a hacked BIOS I could use? It would also be great if a BIOS was available with AHCI support.

 

In case lenovo wants to keep being hard on end-user, and provide no option to update BIOS to reasonable level, which MiniPCI card could I purchase, that would work in Y410, and provide Bluetooth and 802.11N?

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