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T430 - Installed wrong BIOS update in my laptop - No POST now

2016-07-12, 16:29 PM

 

Hi. I wrongly installed the BIOS for T400 laptop thinking it was for "T400 series". So stupid, I know.

 

The link of the wrong BIOS is http://support.lenovo.com/ar/es/downloads/ds014989.

The right one is http://support.lenovo.com/ar/es/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t430/downloads/DS029252

 

The computer now shows totally black screen when on. No BIOS nor boot. The buttons lights do the same as always, they turn on and then off on the energy start. After some minutes, the cooler start working. So I think it's not totally dead, is it?

 

Anyway, is there a way to install the correct T430 BIOS and have the boot back?

 

Thanks in advance

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Re: T430 - Installed wrong BIOS update in my laptop - No POST now

2016-07-12, 18:30 PM

How were you able to force it to run?  Normally, the lenovo BIOS update won't run if you try to apply an inage that doesn't match.


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Re: T430 - Installed wrong BIOS update in my laptop - No POST now

2016-07-12, 19:46 PM

Just run it as every time I updated the BIOS, only this time it wasn't for T430 but T400 the download I've made.

 

How could I install it? I really don't know. Now you say that, it makes sense. But the installer just didn't make any warn or anything, just installed... then in the restart of the computer the screen never went on, like it is now.

 

I'm trying with the Phoenix WinCrisis software, but no luck for now (still trying combinations).

 

I'm using the "C:\DRIVERS\FLASH\g1uj38us\G1ETB0WW\$01D2000.FL1" without decompress (no need to as it is already uncompresed) as "bios.wph", no luck till now (don't know if I should use the .FL2 instead).

 

I investigated in these links by now:

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-E-and-Edge/Thinkpad-Edge-E530-BIOS-Update-went-wrong/td-p/2048506

https://techzei.com/how-to-fix-lenovo-bios-failure-phoenix-bios/

https://github.com/antonizoon/archivis.me/wiki/Phoenix-BIOS-Crisis-Recovery

 

I'm not sure if the keys for the BIOS reflash is FN + R or FN + B. In any of them, when I press the power button, it just doesn't help.

 

I'm a bit dizzy but trying

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Re: T430 - Installed wrong BIOS update in my laptop - No POST now

2016-07-13, 5:42 AM

I have never seen that happen.  The file you installed is for T400 and T500 machines and it is the only one I know that supports 2 different images (7 U and 7V) so that might be related.  If it were mine, I would try a full reset first - unplug, remove main battery and disconnect CMOS battery,  Wait 5 seconds; push the power button a couple of times and put it back together.


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Re: T430 - Installed wrong BIOS update in my laptop - No POST now

2016-07-17, 19:02 PM
I've never seen this too. I know my stupidity but Lenovo BIOS installer letting me to install in a wrong laptop model. Unbelievable.

Richk, I've done what you recommended. No luck. Still trying options before going to Lenovo Official Support.

Thanks anyway
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