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Token Ring
Posts: 160
Registered: ‎10-30-2009
Location: Russia

FN - CTRL swap on ThinkPad W500 keyboard [SOLVED]

[ Edited ]

Hi guys.

I've disassembled W500 firmware and found the place where possible to make a patch for FN-CTRL swap.

Now I need testers. If you are interested, then send me request via email (


Just for your information: I've already made such a BIOS mod for the following Lenovo laptops:


IdeaPad Y550:


IdeaPad Y450:

Token Ring
Posts: 160
Registered: ‎10-30-2009
Location: Russia

Re: FN - CTRL swap on ThinkPad W500 keyboard [SOLVED]

[ Edited ]

It wasn't so easy to make CTRL-FN patch for ThinkPads as for IdeaPad laptops. But after three weeks of hard work I place here the final versions for the following ThinkPads:


R400, T400
T500, W500
W700, W700ds
X61, X61s

You can download these and other CTRL-FN BIOS mods in my topic at Also you can post your requests on CTRL-FN BIOS modifications there (





Lenovo has no relation to these BIOS-es. These patches are completely unofficial. They provided "as is" without any warranties from Lenovo. Lenovo has never tested or approved these patches and don't support them. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from flashing or using of the patched BIOS.
Use it at your own risk.

What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-16-2010
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
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Re: FN - CTRL swap on ThinkPad W500 keyboard [SOLVED]

Registered to say that I installed this BIOS on my W500 (64-bit) and it worked flawlessly.  Thanks very much for your work!