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ZoooRiin
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Lenovo ThinkPad T460s BIOS issue

Hello everybody,

 

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

 

Cheers

-S

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T460s BIOS issue

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.

 


Rich


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ZoooRiin
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T460s BIOS issue

Yes I figured that out. However, I am looking for an answer if there's anything what I can do at home if anything. I'd like to at least try something

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T460s BIOS issue

Discussions of improperly distributing copyrighted material is not allowed.  I am locking the thread.


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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I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo.

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