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Re: FN - CTRL swap on ThinkPad T400 / T500 keyboard [SOLVED]

2010-03-05, 10:23 AM

Hi, and thank you for your effort. I own a W700ds and I was wondering if you plan to modify W700 and W700ds BIOS as well in the near future?

 

Thanks a lot!

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on ThinkPad T400 / T500 keyboard [SOLVED]

2010-03-05, 14:16 PM

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I've updated archive. See the second post of this topic. 

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on ThinkPad T400 / T500 keyboard [SOLVED]

2010-03-05, 17:16 PM

thank  you very much. I'll download and check if it works for me :-)

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on ThinkPad T400 / T500 keyboard [SOLVED]

2010-03-05, 18:42 PM

Hi, I just downloaded the package and tried to install it (run the 64 bit of the WINUPTP.exe as an administrator for the W700ds) but got the "BIOS image file is same as the BIOS ROM. An update is not necessaryat this time". Am I missing something? Thank you in advance for assistance.

 

Edit: I have Win 7 OS, if this matters to my problem

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on ThinkPad T400 / T500 keyboard [SOLVED]

2010-03-05, 18:57 PM

You are probably using the same BIOS version as the patched one. You need to flash the previous official BIOS version first (you can find it on Lenovo site). After that  you'll be able to flash the patched CTRL-FN BIOS.

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on ThinkPad T400 / T500 keyboard [SOLVED]

2010-03-05, 20:04 PM

Sorry for this, but I appear not to be able to instal the previous version of the BIOS that I downloaded from Lenovo through the rregular install procedure. Is there any other way to revert to the previous version of BIOS (probably YES) that I could apply? I tried to Google this but couldn't find anything to clearly guide me.

 

Thanks and sorry for the trouble.

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on ThinkPad T400 / T500 keyboard [SOLVED]

2010-03-06, 0:48 AM

Let's talk about your problem via email (see my address in the first post).

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on ThinkPad T400 / T500 keyboard [SOLVED]

2010-03-06, 2:40 AM

middleton, (BTW, I apologize for my incorrect spelling of your name earlier),

 

Thanks so much! It works like a charm.

Two minor questions:

 

1) Will you be making updates as well, when Lenovo releases new BIOS updates? I would imagine not, given the amount of effor, but it's worth asking.

 

2) Is there any button i can push to wake the computer up when it is in (sofware) suspend mode? Fn used to do this. I remember seeing on a T510 a friend bought that the BIOS option (for the switch) states that even when Fn/Ctrl are swapped, Fn is still the only key that will wake the machine, yet when I try with this, neither Ctrl nor Fn wakes it up - only the power button.

 

Let me be completely clear on #2 here, I don't mean this as criticism. I'd take Ctrl-Fn any-day over not being able to push Ctrl (or Fn) to wake up the computer when asleep. However, I thought I'd point it out, and see if perhaps I was missing something obvious. Otherwise, I'm happy (waiting for a later version, or) as-is - it's orders of magnitude better than the way it was just a few hours ago.

 

Thanks again!

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Re: FN - CTRL swap on ThinkPad T400 / T500 keyboard [SOLVED]

2010-03-06, 11:25 AM

tonsofquestions

 

 1) You are right: I'm not going to monitor Lenovo's official web site, looking for new BIOS versions. But if you ask me I'll update the patch.

 

2) I know about that. Most people don't consider it as a problem at all. I think I can fix it but in that case I need testers.
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Re: FN - CTRL swap on ThinkPad T400 / T500 keyboard [SOLVED]

2010-03-07, 15:02 PM

Following middleton's instructions, I can say that Fn-Ctrl swap works perfectly on Thinkpad W700ds on 64-bit Win 7.

 

Thanks so much.

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