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Need a tutorial how to update Middleton BIOS for T61

2019-04-08, 13:41 PM

Hello everyone,

I have a plan for updating Middleton BIOS (2.29-1.08) for my father's laptop (Lenovo T61). It currently run with 1.21-1.06 BIOS version (and Windows 7 32-bit) since he bought this laptop in 2006.

At the moment, I want to upgrade its hard drive from a HDD Storage  to SSD storage. That is reason why I need to update the BIOS to Middleton BIOS for supporting SATA II. After finding in the forum, I could not find a clear tutorial for the work. I'm so careful to do the update because my father has a lot of memory with this laptop, so I worry so much about issues which can be occured during the update.

Can someone share the tutorial for the updating process please?

I found a method on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLec1Ls-NIQ

However, I'm not sure it is the right way for updating Middleton BIOS or not. Can somebody confirm this method?

Sorry for my English.

Thanks for any help.

 

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Re: Need a tutorial how to update Middleton BIOS for T61

2019-04-09, 10:25 AM

Welcome to the forum!

 

You can follow the instructions from here: click me!

 

The best option in my opinion is to download the ISO, burn it into a CD, then boot from the CD and follow the instructions. You need a full loaded battery and the T61 connected to the AC adapter for the update.

 

Good luck and keep us posted how it worked.

 

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2019-08-22, 2:43 AM

Wow, it's already a very very long time.... Sorry, I had a trouble in logging into the forum. I just want to say I applied your instructions and it worked perfectly. Successfully!!. Thanks so much :D

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Re: Need a tutorial how to update Middleton BIOS for T61

2019-12-12, 13:45 PM

Hi all,

My stock bios on t61p is already 2.29,

When I try updating with the Middleton bios, it says update is not required at this time. How do I Install the Middleton bios in this case.

Any suggestions would be great. Thanks 

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Re: Need a tutorial how to update Middleton BIOS for T61

2019-12-13, 8:22 AM

Which OS are you using? 32bits or 64bits? And how are you installing it? EXE file or CD?

 

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Re: Need a tutorial how to update Middleton BIOS for T61

2019-12-13, 14:03 PM

Hi, 

 

I got the solution late at night on another forum. 

 

Was trying it on 64-bit but was not successful. Later reverted to 32-bit with a custom Flash.bat file and got the process completed.

 

The SLIC was updated to 2.1 which is what I read means the Middleton BIOS was successfully installed. There are no other ways to confirm it as I understand. 

 

My SSD read-write speed has not yet changed, it still shows around 200 mbs read write speed. Any thoughts on this?

 

 

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Re: Need a tutorial how to update Middleton BIOS for T61

2019-12-13, 14:21 PM

SATA-I has a limit of 150MBs, so if you're around 200MBs then your're good. :smileyhappy:

 

Max SATA-II speed is 300Mbs, but this is the max possible transfer rate, in real life is normally lower.

 

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2019-12-13, 14:40 PM

Thanks for the clarification!! Appreciate it..

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Re:Need a tutorial how to update Middleton BIOS for T61

2020-10-04, 0:14 AM

I have a T61 that I want to update the BIOS to Middletons. The Middleton BIOS is version 2.29 and needs a Lenovo 2.29.  The only available BIOS from Lenovo is Version 2.30 and my present BIOS is 2.21. Does anyone know if  the Middleton BIOS works with version 2.30?

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