04-02-2013 01:19 PM - edited 04-02-2013 01:28 PM
I am unable to update the BIOS on the Thinkpad listed below.
I have tried to run Boot CD version of the update program (using CD player in dock) and it reports the error:
"The system program file is not correct for this system"
The Windows based BIOS update program reports the error (in or out of dock):
"The process does not recognize this system. The process has been cancelled"
The Lenovo support page lists the new BIOS as being appropriate for this model. The BIOS reports the correct model and serial number.
I desire to update the BIOS only as part of a software reload / refresh of the laptop. No actual problem with current BIOS to my knowledge.
Does anyone have a suggestion?
Model 4287 2VU
Current BIOS 1.11 (8DET41WW) 2011-03-28
Attempting to apply BIOS 220.127.116.11 (2013-02-06)
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04-02-2013 10:23 PM
Have you tried updating to a BIOS version somewhere inbetween the two versions? Maybe there is an issue with the BIOS firmware being updated from such an old version to such a new version because some sort of interim version has to be loaded.
The other suggestion I have is to verify the model number on internal system board matches the model number on the external casing.
Try opening an elevated Command Prompt (filename: CMD.EXE) and issuing the following commands:
wmic.exe baseboard get product
wmic.exe bios get name,serialnumber,version
wmic.exe csproduct get vendor,name,identifyingnumber
The first command should return the motherboard brand and model.
The second command should return the BIOS version information, serial and version number.
The last command should return the system serial number, product name and manufacturer.
Hopefully, everything matches up with what appears to be present.
04-03-2013 05:26 AM - edited 04-03-2013 07:10 AM
Thanks for the feedback.
Performed the checks you suggested and everything matched the expected answers.
Can someone provide a link to an older (intermediate) version of the BIOS for this machine?
Model 4287 2VU
Current BIOS 1.11 (8DET41WW)
04-03-2013 07:14 AM
Do it well, worse becomes itself
04-03-2013 07:26 PM
Perhaps u didn't go back far enough.
Before u give up try this bios:
07-18-2014 08:20 AM
Hi all, I updated latest X220 Bio 1.39 and now my Trackpoint won't work. Does anyone know which back dated Bios I could try to get it working ? Only reason why I got Lenovo is the trackpoint are suppose to be the best, otherwise, Dell here I come !
07-19-2014 01:19 AM
Check in the BIOS firmare settings to verify that the TrackPoint did not accidentally get disabled.