04-06-2008 03:49 PM
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07-24-2008 10:14 AM
I can't believe it, today I've got BIOS update application crashed in Vista (R60) at "Reading old BIOS", worked normally afterwards, but after I restarted I didn't get anything more than the blank screen. Is there a chance to solve this one? USB/CD boot?
Since there are a lot of people with the same problem I think it's the shame for Lenovo to leave it this way. Please someone give us more info on this topic
07-24-2008 11:00 AM
Try removing the BIOS (cmos) battery along with the main battery for an hour, plug everything back in, power on and hope for the best...
07-31-2008 03:48 AM
Tried removing it for a few days. It looks like it starts to boot from the CD, but I guess it doesn't (screen ramains blank). I've read that other notebooks have a very good support on this one, that they just got to pay for the new CMOS chip which is few bucks. I think Lenovo should have the same support, too. Suggesting to buy a new notebook (this one being a year old) is a shame in my opinion.
Is there any way to manually reset BIOS on board (by switching a jumper or two)? I haven't read a word about jumpers in the manual.
07-31-2008 05:24 AM
And you won't read anything about it...ThinkPad schematics are the best kept secret in business, and have been ever since the IBM days...
I have never heard of a ThinkPad recovering from a BIOS update gone bad, if the battery trick doesn't work.
Then again, I'm certain I haven't heard it all...