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05-16-2009

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Re: BIOS 67 fault BIOS 90 Desaster ?

2009-05-16, 17:05 PM
Ah - its not the worst thing that could happen - just annoying.
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Re: BIOS for S10 reached the 90th

2009-05-16, 17:11 PM
what is the phone number to call for support?  can't find it on their website
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Re: BIOS for S10 reached the 90th

2009-05-16, 17:34 PM

 Go here and pick your country:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-68585

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Re: BIOS 67 fault BIOS 90 Desaster ?

2009-05-16, 17:35 PM

True.  This is certainly not the worst thing that could happen.  A question for anyone who would know:  After I talked to the customer service rep, she told me that I would probably lose my data.  I told her that the issue was not a hard drive one, but rather a BIOS issue.  She told me that the BIOS for the S10 is stored on a hidden hard drive partition.  So replacing the bios means formating the hard drive....

I don't see how this is possible.  Isn't the BIOS always soldered onto the motherboard?  Anyway, I just wanted to clarify.  Even if I do lose all my data, it woud be such a big deal; having only had the notebook for 2 weeks, I have not had time to put anything important on it.

 

Jose

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05-16-2009

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Re: BIOS for S10 reached the 90th

2009-05-16, 20:02 PM

Oh yeah to all of those who succeeded, I noticed that instead of, quote :

 

"...Fix S9/S10/M10 Fan turning on/off frequently issue...'

 

It turns the darn fan OFF... now my s10 is HOT (like watching a woman in victoria's secret, hehe)... normally the heat goes betwee 53 up to max about 65 now it's at least 70 up to 80 (in degree celcius)... I hope I could resolve this issue with that fan program thing... on the other thread...

Lenovo S10 - 6cell - 2GB RAM, since March 1st 2009 and still loving it...!!!
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03-24-2009

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Re: BIOS for S10 reached the 90th

2009-05-16, 22:06 PM
dreadlydeimos - so from what you can see they raised the fan turn on thresh holds with the new bios? If they did then I really want to flash it in but I'm scared for the life of my S10. Its nice working, fan or not.
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05-14-2009

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Re: BIOS for S10 reached the 90th

2009-05-16, 23:06 PM

well back in the days i flashed an old mother board incorrectly.  there was a way to reflash the bios with a boot disk and it would autoload the flash utilty with out seening anything on screen. this would flash the bios to the last working bios.

 

check this out

http://www.blazingpc.com/forum/showthread.php/recover_bad_bios_flash_award-11197/index.html?s=c6fe7adec6ddee80f1c3e55a014c3b8f&

 

you would have to do something with a bootable usb drive.

 

 

 

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Re: BIOS for S10 reached the 90th

2009-05-16, 23:12 PM
I'm not rocket scientist, but if the BIOS is toast, you can't boot from anything, period.
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Re: BIOS for S10 reached the 90th

2009-05-16, 23:27 PM

Some BIOS's do have a recovery mode that is read-only so it cannot be overwritten or corrupted by a bad flash. The Dell Mini 9 has such a bios. If a bios update fails the Mini9 can be recovered by putting the proper files on a floppy disk and then booting the Mini9 with a key combo that puts it into recovery mode. It will then flash the bios using the image on the floppy disk.

 

For everyone who has flashed version 90 can they post what version they were upgrading from and if it succeeded or bricked?

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01-28-2009

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Re: BIOS for S10 reached the 90th

2009-05-17, 0:54 AM

Why would you send in your S10 with the hard drive still in it?  Lenovo doesn't need it.  I always pull drives before sending anything in for service.

 

Scott

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