08-30-2019 07:54 AM
I purchased a some time ago a Thinkpad T460s laptop, which had a fried motherboard. "No problem" I thought and sent the machine to a non-Lenovo-authorized repair service. Few days ago I got the laptop back with a new working motherboard. However, not all was such smooth sailing. I installed Windows 8.1 to the laptop and noticed these issues:
The BIOS would give me error codes 2200 and 2201, regarding a lack of serial number, machine type and UUID
Secure Boot doesn't activate Windows
I think I can resolve the activation issue by just getting a new key and injecting it to the BIOS. However, I'd like to remove the BIOS errors as well. Is there anything I can do to fix these issues on my own? The machine doesn't have any warranty left, so I guess that bringing the machine to a Lenovo-approved service facility would cost a ton of money (which I don't currrently have).
I have tried running AMIDEWIN utility (only got an SMBIOS error from it), the UEFI version of it threw me an incompatibility error
If needed, I can pay a little to the chap who can help me out
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08-30-2019 09:39 AM - edited 08-30-2019 09:40 AM
A dealer or warranty servicer would have access to the maintenance disk that is used to flash the info onto the motherboard. I would not expect that it would be expensive. It just takes a couple of minutes.
08-30-2019 09:57 AM
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