08-05-2012 06:16 AM
please go to Drivers and Software page...
fill in your model number e.g. Y560, then refine selection.
08-05-2012 07:43 AM
Ango... you would first need to extract 30CN71WW.WPH from 30CN71WW64.exe,
may use free 7-Zip packing/unpacking utility to open archive 30CN71WW64.exe...
Note... to flash BIOS under Windows, just run 30CN71WW64.exe,
this BIOS is for Y560 model only, not for Y560p.
09-21-2012 01:45 AM
Yes It is for dead laptops. There would not really be a reason otherwise.
Here are my findings... Similar to others:
I downloaded the recovery "Phoenix.Crysis.Tool", Tried to run it in Windows 7 64 bit, Failed at first
I then made all the files run in compatibility mode (XP SP3).
The program ran but it never made the the bootable disk correctly. (I used a 4gb flash drive and tried like 20 times)
I then decided to download Windows XP SP3 and use Oracle VM Virtual to run it so I didn't have to mess with my pc's boot poop. ( wouldn't recommend this method unless you used VIM before)
I then ran the program on XP and it made the disk correctly !! yay!! I popped it in my DEAD Y560
After a few minutes it rebooted and happy was I.
So maybe its a 32 bit thing? Maybe windows 7 32 would have worked? Maybe winodws XP is the only way to go?
Anyways it works great!
(Anger side note: Thanks a lot crappy Lenovo engieneers for making the windows 7 BIOS tool freeze my Y560 mid upgrade. I have flashed many of bios over the last 15 years and NEVER had any computer have this type of experence.)
09-21-2012 04:14 PM
Also just for kicks and giggles I tried to run the BIOS update tool via windows 7 64 bit. Using the Phoenix WinPhlash 64 again and it froze the PC AGAIN mid upgrade ( verifiying block 94 of 99 ). It looks like that the BIOS 30CN71WW.WPH has a 100% freeze rate on my Y560. This computer has NEVER froze otherwise so I know its not some heat issue. Out of the 5 laptops I have owned never have I ever had such a horible experence with a laptop.
After updating the BIOS via the Phoenix Crysis Tool to 30CN71WW.WPH the computer now will not power off after shutting down, some of the keys on the keyboard start working on and off and the GPU/CPU fan is ALWAYS on full blast. I tried to back date the bios and still same issues. Trying to find and dowload the older bios files is like a game of hide-n-seek on the lenovo website. Not to mention the website is slow as h-e-double hockey sticks. Lenovo really needs to step up their game big time. Lenovo did a good job on stealing peoples moeny on the Y560 laptop.
RAm: 4gb (stock)
GPU: AMD HD 5 somthing
Hard Drive : Crucial V4 CT256V4SSD2 SSD 256gb
OS: Windows 7 64