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Bardiferous
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Registered: ‎07-29-2011
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Dead Motherboard needs to be replaced - how to set up a new serial number?

T410 - 2522-225U

 

The old motherboard failed - I think - after food was spilled onto the keyboard and seeped onto the system between the touchpad and the "mouse" buttons.  I bought a new board, but am having problems.

 

When booting the new system board, the error message:

 

  • 2200 Machine Type and Serial Number are invalid

 

The Service Manual calls for reading the number off the old board but I don't have that software.  Also - if the motherboard is dead - it pretty much does no more than flash the LEDs and then does nothing - can the EEPROM be read?  Actually, I cannot find the LENOVO ThinkPad Hardware Maintenance Diskette.  Will Support talk with me about this?

Guru
Posts: 7,626
Registered: ‎11-23-2007
Location: USA
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Re: Dead Motherboard needs to be replaced - how to set up a new serial number?

The diskette that you're referring to contains proprietary Lenovo software and is NOT legally available to end users,  registered business partners/service centers only.

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W




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Registered: ‎01-01-2010
Location: US
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Re: Dead Motherboard needs to be replaced - how to set up a new serial number?

You can try taking it into a dealer

Rich


I do not respond to requests for private, one-on-one help. Your questions should be posted in the appropriate forum where they may help others as well.

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