03-19-2018 11:17 AM
I know that there are many articles about this problem, but could I have a specific answer?
I have a T540p, variant 20BE005YGE with a built-in Intel 7260 AC WLAN card.
Its FRU is 04X6007 and is working fine.
I wanted to upgrade to a newer Intel 8265 ACand I bought one naively at amazon.de at Amazon.
Its FRU is 01AX702, P/N G86C0007J510 and I am quite sure that I bought an original product.
Now I have the well known 1802 error that tell me this is a "Unauthorized network card".
I do not want to break my BIOS with some of the known solutions.
Is there any way to upgrade(!) to a whitelisted 8265 card in my T540p?
In the whitelist pdf "t540_fru_bom_20140108.pdf" I do find only 7260 cards.
That means I do not need a replacement, I wish to upgrade...
I must say that I am very surprised with this problem, because my opinion was that Thinkpads are the most serviceable devices.
And than such a serious restriction, also in the time after warranty period...?
03-19-2018 01:33 PM
Do it well, worse becomes itself