09-27-2017 03:24 PM
I bought an X1 Carbon 20FB a few days ago.
Since I want to use it for work, I need to change the machine type from 20FB to 20FC.
Does anybody know a way to change machine type?
I tried already the bios update utility but it only allows to change the machine serial number, not the machine type.
09-27-2017 03:33 PM
Do it well, worse becomes itself
09-28-2017 05:21 PM
Thank you for the reply. I need to install an HDD image that my company has for all lenovo approved machines. Since the model 20FB is not approved by my company (it´s a German Company), I need to change it for 20FC because the network installer will not accept a different model. Currently I reviewed all the specs and it is completely the same machine.
I hope this change is possible, because if not I will only be able to use it for personal stuff.
09-28-2017 05:32 PM - edited 09-28-2017 05:51 PM
It may well be easier to ask you company's IT group to add 20FB to the approved machine list.
There is no way for end-users to change the machine type-model number. Only authorized service providers are able to do that, and they may not agree to doing it for the reason you have. The process is normally done only when system boards are replaced.
Edit to add: I'm actually a bit surprised that you were able to change a S/N on the machine, but I haven't looked at the BIOS flash utility options on some of the newest machines.
09-29-2017 08:05 AM
Thank you again for the time. First, I will ask a local ibm dealer to see if they are available to do so. If not, I will ask my company It department. I am really sorry that I can not do this myself.
For your note, yes! the Bios Update Utility allows you to change serial number.
Have a great day!