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Z580 dont accept my new intel 6235 wifi card

2012-09-23, 18:45 PM

Lenovo Z580 ideapad   win 7   64 bit

 

I bought a new half size intel centrino advanced-n 6235 wifi card when i remove my current atheros 9285 wifi card and put in the new one. Then start my laptop then i get a black screen with white text that said ( A unautheriezed wifi card is connect remove it then restart your laptop)

 

What can i do to make it work, i heard that the motherboard or bios could block it

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Re: Z580 dont accept my new intel 6235 wifi card

2012-09-23, 18:52 PM

welcome to the community.

 

what you're experiencing is that the card is not on the BIOS "whitelist". the only way to have the card work in your machine is with an unofficially modified BIOS. this is not generally recommended and would likely void your machine's warranty. i'm sure this is not what you wanted to learn... sorry.

 

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Re: Z580 dont accept my new intel 6235 wifi card

2012-09-23, 18:52 PM

welcome to the community.

 

what you're experiencing is that the card is not on the BIOS "whitelist". the only way to have the card work in your machine is with an unofficially modified BIOS. this is not generally recommended and would likely void your machine's warranty. i'm sure this is not what you wanted to learn... sorry.

 

regards.

 

edit: spelling


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Re: Z580 dont accept my new intel 6235 wifi card

2012-09-23, 18:57 PM
There are Fru or certified parts of every company. Only these Fru can be installed in any branded notebook. So any other part which is not certified by lenovo does not work. So its bad luck for you. You wouldnt be able to install it at any cost.
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Re: Z580 dont accept my new intel 6235 wifi card

2012-09-29, 21:09 PM
you have 2 options:
1. Find unofficial BIOS without whitelist somewhere, or get rid of whitelist from the official BIOS file. I am sure there is instructions online. Although it can be risky, it may still worth trying. Just make sure you know the recovering method before modifying your BIOS. So no worry.

2. Buy other wifi cards that are supported by your computer. In ebay you can specifically search lenovo wifi card. People will declare which brand their wifi cards can work with.
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