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Bios Issues with Thinkpad A485

Q: Bios Issues with Thinkpad A485

HI, Im looking for getting a lenovo thinkpad A485 in this shopping season, but have been noticing iposts on ssues with the bios and cpu throttling hindering the performance of the laptop. Im not a power user by all means for now, just looking for replacement laptop with much better battery life, but would like to be assure that these issues will see a decent fix for it. 1. So far has the situation improved in any significant way?2. Is there any other way to get around the issue?3. Any other common problems i should be aware of? Thanks.

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Hi, It seems that this latest BIOS version (1.02) is causing a few different performance issues for the ThinkPad A485. Once obtaining my A485 I ran some synthetic benchmarks to judge CPU performance. After updating to the latest BIOS, I have noticed a decrease in performance on the order of about 10%. It seems that this BIOS update has allowed the CPU to exhibit more stable performance and CPU throttling behavior under constant load, e.g. as seen in the updates to this article: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-A485-Ryzen-5-Pro-Laptop-Review.334528.0.html but at the cost of some overall performance. Adding to this, after having owned a ThinkPad A485 with a Ryzen 5 2500u and one with a Ryzen 7 2700u, it seems as though Lenovo's power management is aggressively holding back the Vega 10 GPU in the Ryzen 7 2700u, as opposed to the Vega 8 GPU in the Ryzen 5 2500u. Previously, in CineBench R15 (https://www.maxon.net/en/products/cinebench/) benchmarks, my A485 with the 2500u would achieve ~37fps during testing, while hardware monitoring software would show that the GPU was achieving a clock speed of about 800mhz. With my new A485 that has the Vega 10 GPU, it is impossible to achieve more than ~25fps under the same test and testing conditions and the hardware monitoring software shows that the GPU can not reach a clock speed higher than what I believe to be the near-base clock of 400mhz. With both laptops, this testing was performed with the Windows po... Read more

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I just updated the Bios on my machine hoping for the performance to start going further to becoming at least on par with the E485/E585, but to my horror, it now throttles even worse! What used to be a stable 2.5Ghz on the CPU during a Cinebench run on high performance mode, resulting in an underwhelming but acceptable 530-560cb is now 2.0Ghz! This barely puts it in the 450-480cb range, which is almost as bad as quiet mode on the previous bios. This is completely unacceptable. If the E485/E585 can get 600cb consistently, so can the A485. The cooling isn't the problem, just stop limitting the laptop and let it get a little louder/hotter so we can get the performance we have been advertised! 70 degrees is _not_ a suitable temp limit in high performance mode.Please try and fix this. This could be the best Ryzen laptop around, but right now, you're just a fool for buying this over the E485. Here's a look at my findings https://imgur.com/a/qXJS2Bs

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Linux may be unsupported, so I just want to hear from other users: Are you able to use the Bluetooth on the Realtek R8822be in this Laptop under Linux? If so, under what kernel?

A:Thinkpad A485 - Bluetooth not turning on (Linux)

It is working for Antergos 4.18.* Kernel. Did you turn it on with FN+F10?

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I noticed and issue with the ThinkPad A485 (AMD Ryzen) and DisplayPort audio. If using either the Lenovo Pro dock or the Lenovo USB-C dock, I'm unable to get sound to come through my Acer B247Y 24" monitors using a DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. The monitors have built-in speakers. It seems Windows 10 thinks it's sending the audio through to the monitors, but nothing comes out. Connecting the HDMI port on the side of the A485 to HDMI on the monitor will produce sound. Using a DisplayPort to female HDMI adapter from the back of either docking station and then connecting an HDMI cable to the adapter and then to HDMI on the monitor will also produce sound. There are no settings on the monitor that seem to do anything for it. I can select the Acer AMD High Definition Audio source in Sound Properties and the little equalizer meter moves when you right-click "Test sound", just no audio comes out using DisplayPort to DisplayPort. I'm not sure if this is an issue with USB-C and DP Alt-Mode which the A485 uses for either the Pro dock or USB-C dock. This does not seem to be an issue with an Intel-based machines using USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 or just Intel and DisplayPort audio. Other testing I've done.1. DisplayPort to DisplayPort does produce sound through the Acer monitor with the Pro dock and the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 dock using a ThinkPad T480. DisplayPort to HDMI will also produce sound.2. DisplayPort to DisplayPort does produce sound through the Acer mo... Read more

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Can we please have confirmation that the A485 will be supported for BIOS updates via Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS)?According to the website https://fwupd.org/lvfs/devicelist I can see that fairly new Thinkpads like the P52/P72 are already supported. I do not mind waiting (within reasonable time frame) for Lenovo to fix the BIOS issues but at least I would like to be able to update my system without relying on Windows. Can we please have an update on anything revolving this machine? Is LVFS support coming or not? Is a BIOS update planned fairly soon so that I can stick with Windows for a bit longer? Please shed some light on the situation. A simple yes is coming or no is not will suffice so that we can all move on... Thank you.

A:Lenovo, please add LVFS compatibility for Thinkpad A485

Hi,
 
I can't answer your immediate question, but I'm posting to make sure you know there's a way to get there. Perhaps you're already aware but others may not be...
 
It still requires Windows, but that could be in a VM if you don't have a Win box handy.  The Windows update exe includes a tool to make a bootable flash drive.  Instructions in the readme.
 
https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/r0wuj37w.exe
 
https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/r0wuj37w.txt
 
I realize it's not ideal but at least it's possible.
 
Z.

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Hi, The ThinkPad A485 currently suffers from the same issue as the E485, where if typing on the keyboard quickly, jumbles up the letters. This appears to be a firmware bug as I have tested in in Windows and Linux, and yet it persists. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-13-E-and/E485-strangely-unresponsive-keyboard/td-p... Could I please also have confirmation that the A485 will be supported for BIOS updates via LVFS (fwupd.org)? If you need any more information please ping me. Cheers

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I'm loving my new A485 but I have 2 issues that I'm unanble to solve. First:Silent/Perfomance toggle is only showing up sometimes? There is this little speedometer in the taskbar that is either bleu or orange depending on your silent or performance setting. But often this toggle is missing from my taskbar after a sleep / hibernation or full restart. I tried almost everything to figure out what could trigger this issue but I haven't really figured out what it could be... All software is up to date and I'm running Win 10 1809   Second:Installing a second SSD in the wwan port (m.2 2242)Is this even possible? I inserted a new M.2 2242 SATA SSD with 512GB but it does not show up anywhere in the Disk manager or in MS dos (diskpart).  A little help would be welcome for this new Thinkpad user      





Woodworker with an affection for pixels.

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Who can confirm that the key combination Windows+Shift+RightArrow does not send any keypress event to the operation system?

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I am testing the new models of Thinkpad A485 units Model Type 20MV S00U00.OS installs just fine.I have the drivers for enterprise that were downloaded from the lenovo site, they installed just fine.I have a script that as part of the setup it installs around 38 wireless profiles and its the same script that we use in all our models.On this model is causing a BSOD pointing to the "rtwlane.sys" file.  after some research I have downloaded the latest driver from Realtek.  This did not help.I added a pause command on the script so that the script pauses after each individual profile is installed to see if its one particular profile causing the issue.Each time that I run the script, the BSOD happens at a different profile. 

A:Thinkpad A485 - BSOD - rtwlane.sys when adding multiple wireless profiles

A blue screen error (also called a stop error) can occur if a problem causes your PC to shut down or restart unexpectedly. When you experience this type of error, you won?t be able to see things like the Start menu or the taskbar on the screen when your PC is turned on. Instead you might see a blue screen with a message that your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.

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Hi all,I purchased an A485 on the 10th of this month. It's continuously been delayed and I don't seem to be getting anywhere with it. All i ever get told is 'my irder is in process' or there is a parts delay. I understand that sometimes parts delays can halt an order for weeks if not months. Was just wondering if anyone else had ordered this and was having similar issues? OPLEaDER

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After upgrading the BIOS, I am having an issue with my battery. I finally got around to troubleshooting an outstanding issue with my RAM (It was maxing out at 10 of my 20gb of RAM), I found that updating my BIOS resolved the issue. I purchased the laptop in May 2016, and this was the first time I had updated my BIOS. I used Lenovo Solution Center / Vantage to run the updates. I updated my BIOS to N1CET68W (6/20/18). While troubleshooting I ran battery report, and I don't think it is a coincidence that the date I updated the BIOS on is also the date at which one of my batteries stopped working - Attached with a line drawn for when I updated the BIOS. My battery now caps out at 62%. Battery 1: 68% and charging. Battery 2: 0%. Battery 2 will not charge any more. Battery 1: 00HW022, Sanyo. Design Capacity: 23510 mWh, full charge capacity: 17840mWh (Acceptable degradation for 2 year old battery)Battery 2: 01AV406, SMP. Design Capacity: 26060 mWh, full charge capacity: 1770mWh (Significant drop-off once BIOS updated). I have already performed laptop surgery and made sure both batteries are connected. Unplugged both of them, and hard reset my laptop (holding power button for ~2 minutes with batteries out). I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, and then updating them. Windows 10 x64.     

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Apologies if this is reprising and earlier question on this topic. I have recently acquired an old-ish second-hand ThinkPad X230 [2325SWK build with a G2ET91WW (2.51) BIOS], accompanied by a ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 docking station [P/N 0B67692] which has an empty 2" bay.I need advice on the following issues:1    The X230 currently has an SSD installed [Samsung 128GB MZ7TD128HAFV-000L1] which will not be large enough for the programs and program data that I have planned to install.  I would like to upgrade to a 1 1TB SSD, and I propose to clone the contents of the existing 128 GB drive to a 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo [MZ-75E1T0B].  Are there any SATA or other firmware issues that I should be aware of before acquiring the 1 TB drive, arranging for its cloning and for the replacement of the current 128 GB drive?2    I would like to populate the empty 2" bay on the UltraBase Series 3 docking station with an HDD, and the model I have in mind is a 2 TB Seagate BarraCuda Hard Drive [ST2000LM015].  Again, I'd like to know if there are any hardware, firmware or other issues before acquisition and installation.I'd be grateful for any help on either of these two issues in an Australian context.

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We recently upgraded 5 users from X1C5thgens to 6thgens but the  ThinkPad USB-C Dock Model 40A9 keeps disconnecting the mice and keyboards intermintebtly  and sometimes there is a clicking sound coming from in the docks themselves. The only way to resolve the issue is to power cycle the dock  an the issue goes away until it happens again. I called Lenovo but they dont have any information me so i was wondering if anyone is experiencing these issues with the docks and the 6thgens  Thank you

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Hi All, Am I not paying attention to older BIOS of T470? Because I've noticed below: Evaluation Only?Is this correct info? And is this showing on older BIOS versions?  Thanks!


























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Hi, I try to install recommended update by Lenovo ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7  However, I'm not sure which to choose when comes to installation step. I don't want to mess up with my BIOS  Update ThinkPad BIOSUpdate model number Thank you.

A:ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7 - Update ThinkPad BIOS or Update model number

dont worry just go next..with update ThinkPad bios...and all will be installed automaticly..the computer will reboot and you are finish..best regards..

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I have two annoying issues with my new ThinkPad X1 Tablet (Model: 20JB001DGE, running Windows 10 Pro, Build: 1709; 16299.371): When trying to create a new folder on a network share on my Synology NAS I get the error message:If I click 'Try Again' the message remains. When 'Cancel' is clicked I got the new folder with the default name 'New Folder'.Sometimes this also happens when renaming a folder or file.The only way to get rid of it, is restarting the tablet.I have already been in contact with the Synology Support. They checked the NAS, which seems to be okay. This can be confirmed by using another Windows tablet with the same Win 10 build, which can access the NAS shares and create folder without any issues.I also contacted the Microsoft Support.They adviced me to disable all non-Windows services and all auto start items.I uninstalled my Antivirus and Firewall-Tool Avast Premier, using Windows Defender only now.We also tried out different SMB configurations. (activating SMB v1 only on both NAS an PC vs. SMB v2/3, which is the recommended and more secure configuration.)Nothing of this helped so far.The tablet is connected to the DVI port of a monitor via the USB 3 Ultra Dock.Every once in a while some items are displayed larger than normal or seem blurred, for example when opening windows explorer.This screenshot should illustrate the difference. On the left is the normal view, while the right one coincides with blurred view of windows explorer items or fonts in documen... Read more

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The Ryzen Pros in the A485 are qualified for ECC support. Can Lenovo enable this support in a BIOS update? 16GB ECC SODIMMs (Lenovo # 4X70Q27989) are recognised by the system but there's no option in the BIOS to enable ECC.

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Hi all. Bougth recently new a485 2500u to mine long thinkpad line (T61, T410, T430), with fresh and clean windows install + 8gb ram to use full potential of vega - And it do crashes while gaming warthunder again and again. Bios is updated. Maginificient machine on size/performance scale (faster whan previous t430 i7 + egpu 750ti). What is strange - it do crash less if run as administrator. Code in BSOD is watchdog-timer 

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The User Guide for the a485 notes an external display can achieve a resolution ... "Up to 4096 x 2160 pixels / 60 Hz, with an external display connected to the HDMI connector".  I currently have my a485 attached to an external LG 27UD69P-W that supports a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 (HDMI: 60 Hz). My issue occurs when setting the display above 30Hz, I get random blank screens that last for 1-2 seconds.  This does not occur at 30Hz Is there a fix incoming for this?  Am I the only one affected by this? Thanks for any info!

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The User Guide for the a485 notes an external display can achieve a resolution ... "Up to 4096 x 2160 pixels / 60 Hz, with an external display connected to the HDMI connector".  I currently have my a485 attached to an external LG 27UD69P-W that supports a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 (HDMI: 60 Hz). My issue occurs when setting the display above 30Hz, I get random blank screens that last for 1-2 seconds.  This does not occur at 30Hz Is there a fix incoming for this?  Am I the only one affected by this? Thanks for any info!

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Hello, I have two different A485 (2700u). Both will frequently have issues playing video files through VLC or Windows Media player. I frequently get "Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered" errors in the system logs. Sometimes, videos show up as distored lines, other times a green screen. Usually, the driver crashes and recovers, but sometimes it causes a bluescreen.  Both are Win 10 Pro fully updated with all latest drivers installed via Lenovo Vantage. Anyone else having similar issues or have any suggestions?  AMD Radeon Software: 17.7Radeon Settings Version 2018.0711.1814.30999Driver Packaging Version 17.40.3601.1015-180608a-329781C-LenovoVega 10 BIOS version: 016.002.000.007Vega 10 BIOS part number: 113-RAVEN-110 I've tested with below driver package as well. Same issueDriver Packaging Version 17.40.6001.2901-180711a-331250C-Lenovo Thank you!

A:A485 amdkmdap driver crashing

 

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The new official graphics drivers for the A485 (7/11) exhibit the same resolution bug as unofficial sideloaded drivers. This is not seen in the previous graphics driver (6/8) and needs to be fixed. The problem is that it locks the resolution of certain games to 1080p, as this becomes the only recognisable resolution for the display - as seen by Custom Resolution Utility showing only 1080p at 60hz and 48hz. Adding 1280x720, as it is the only playable resolution for most games anyway, results in a blackscreen when using it.This entirely breaks games like Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, causing a white screen crash, and locks 1080p to at least Distance and Far Cry 3 from my testing.

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Hello, I have recently acquired my very first Thinkpad, an A485 and although I am pretty happy with build quality I am very disappointed with the firmware related issues regarding performance as well as Lenovo's surprising ignorance towards the multiple open issues posted in this very forum. I thought that this a support forum where people post their issues in order to get some answers from Lenovo support employees. I do not like complaining and I know that replying might take some time but why cant we get a simple, "we are investing the issue please stay tuned for further updates". The silence involving any post that has to do with the A485 really worries me and considering that some posts provide hard evidence of the issues in question, I was expecting a much speedier response from support staff. Please allow me to elaborate, https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/A485-keyboard-and-firmware-issues/m-p/4218324A485 keyboard and firmware issues related topic posted on 2018/09/25 - still no official answer from any support staff https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Thinkpad-A485-Bluetooth-not-turning-on-Linux/td-p/4219...Bluetooth firmware issues related topic posted on 2018/09/26 - still no official answer from any support staff https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/ThinkPad-A485-BIOS-1-02-issues/m-p/42293...ThinkPad A485 - BIOS 1.02 issues related topic posted on 2018/10/05 - still no official ... Read more

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Hello All,
3 days ago I applied the latest bios update to my 1-year old XPS15, running latest and fully patched 64 bit Windows 10 public release.
Since then
A) plugin a rather simple USB-3 hub into the system prevents the laptop from Booting into BIOS, or if manages to do that
B) plugin said USB-3 hub after full windows boot, freezes both USB ports devices.  The unfreeze can be overcame by unplugging the hub and then other device and then re-pluging both
C) after step B, windows explorer becomes very unstable and does not even show all the folder contents to some programs "open file" function.
D) the system does not recover anymore from plain S3 sleep, triggering a windows hard reboot.
I'm afraid the bios option to roll-back the bios version was not active, so I'm stuck.
Finally, the latest Intel diver published at the same time does not install cleanly after the bios update (although I managed to get it to show in the "program files" section.
I always apply the latest updates for drivers and bios promptly as main security policy and so far the system has behaved very well (Maybe with the exception of Hibernation from sleep time out, which always has been a bit faulty)

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Hi i'd like to restore a previous bios to my computer or have support help me with getting it to support ACPI devices. I bought a GDC Beast and a GTX graphics card, plugged it in to my mini-pci slot and tried to boot, was greeted by a blue screen that said this bios is not ACPI Compliant, so which bios would I need to use to make the error go away and boot using my graphics card? The current bios file is sp77491.exe and it hasnt been updated since 2016.Thanks for your help. 

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Are the two RAM-Slots in the A485 usable in Dual-Cannel-Mode?

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After several clean re-installations of Windows 10 I've found the following:The driver "Synaptics ThinkPad UltraNav Driver 19.5.19.26" alone does not enable the middle button to work.The middle button works only if the "ThinkPad UltraNav" app is installed from Microsoft Store, as shown in the screenshot below.Sometimes downloading this app from Microsoft Store requires signing in with a Microsoft account, which is unacceptible. Why would I need to create a Microsoft account to get a driver?This app is not yet available in Microsoft Store for Windows 10 1809 as of 11/Oct/2018. A clean installation of Windows 10 1809 has no access to this app.Windows 10 LTSC 1809 does not have Microsoft Store, and therefore has no access to this app.Copying SynapticsIncorporated.SynLenovoTBGDApp_19005.19026.0.0_x64__* in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ from a Windows 10 1803 installation to a fresh installation of Windows 10 1809 works, but why would I need to go through such harassment just to get the middle button work?Suggested solution: Lenovo please add this app to the driver installer, not as a Microsoft Store app. 

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For activate certain options in bios, i found that the bios has a password, despite i buy a lenovo thinkpad p50 new and never used

A:BIOS ThinkPad P50

Who did you buy from?  New machines never have passwords set

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i have the R40E and it has a bios code, i got the laptop from a friend and it had been stolen from him and recovered with the bios code on it now, we couldn't crack the code and i tried removing the watch battery from it for the 10 mins. and it is still there. there is no way of figuring out the code, is there any other way to get rid of it. btw when you hold the ESC key with the space bar it takes you to other screens telling you to press more keys but eventually they all take you back to entering the code. the blue access ibm button does nothing at all.
 

A:bios on an ibm thinkpad

I've been through this before. You'll have to contact IBM and be ready to fork over big bucks. Unless the laptop is near new, it won't be worth what you'll have to pay. And if it is coded like mine was, both the computer and the hard disk are useless.

On the Dell, it was called "Password Authentication System".

Dell wanted $129 to help me with mine. I junked it.
 

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Hi, I have a Thinkpad A30 2652-3WG BIOS v1.03, which I recently revived, installing Windows XP SP3. I noted that the graphics driver required BIOS v1.14 or higher. Having an old BIOS v1.03, I downloaded BIOS v1.19 and tried to update. But no matter what I do, whether I choose the floppy or non-floppy version, or even an older BIOS: When I get to the point where I answer "Yes" to start the BIOS update procedure, I get the error: "System program update is currently disabled. The process has been canceled." I have checked through all options in the Bios setup, as well as in the Thinkpad Configuration tool in the Control Panel, but I cannot find any settings for enabling/disabling Bios updates. The only think I've found, is an option to enable update through LAN, which is enabled by default. Any ideas?












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A:Thinkpad A30: Cannot update BIOS

Welcome to the forum! A complete shot in the dark on my part, but doesn't cost you anything to try: remove the CMOS (BIOS) battery for an hour, and the main battery at the same time. Keep the machine unplugged throughout this period of time. Before doing all of the above, please make sure that no Supervisor or BIOS passwords are enabled, so you don't get locked out of the system.  Plug everything back and see how it goes. Good luck and let us know. 

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I have a T23 IBM thinkpad with a small problem. IBM wants $200 to answer what is hopefully a simple question.

When I boot up the computer I get directed automatically to the bios page and then quickly to an error message - 0271 - that says the date and time need to be updated. I then press F1 to go to the utilities/update page and get prompted for a password. I've never password protected the computer - my question is, is there a default password that will allow me to get into the bios page to update the time and date?

I did try changing out the CMOS battery, but that was not the problem.

Thanks to anyone who can help!!!
 

A:IBM Thinkpad T23 Bios Password Help

If you can prove that you bought the computer from them yourself then I would stay on their butt to tell me how to fix it at no cost. Keep going up the chain until they give in.
 

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can't seem to get into bios, any suggestions, thanks
 

A:thinkpad 760el bios

hold down F1 or DEL or whatever key is used for BIOS when booting.

other than that it isn't software issue....
 

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I got a Lenovo thinkpad laptop and its keep on going into the bios system and I forgot the password to go into everything else how do I get around it and sort it out thanks alex

A:need help lenovo thinkpad bios

There is no backdoor password.  You need to remember the password or replace the motherboard.  Sorry.

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This is a critical issue to me. The laptop was bought couple months ago, so I haven't done any backup of my files. (which are very important to me)

It's an ibm x40, 40GB hitachi hdd (C4K40 model HTC424040F9AT00).

Have been working fine, until 2 sudden crashes.
Both was blue screen of "dumping ..memory" (although I had 512mb ram onboard, and was only using mpc to watch movie)
Prior to crash, hdd was making funny clicking sounds repeatingly. (I've heard a similar sound before, on my desktop when it wasn't spinning properly.)
The sound occured when I was trying to skip some parts of the movie (by clicking on different time points). This same crash happened twice.

Then finally on last boot up, I had an error message of some dll not found, windows cannot run.

I restarted, and this time, BIOS does not detect my hdd..
and it tries to run Intel boot agent (from network..)
I still hear the same clicking sound from the hdd...

I've tried hdd regenerator, win boot disk, etc...
All of them says HDD NOT FOUND.

Could someone tell me what's wrong? Is the hdd dead....? or is it motherboard prob?
Are there any methods I could possibly recover my data?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:X40 thinkpad hdd not found in BIOS. Please help.

Thank you for your reply.

Would you mind telling me which method is most reliable?
Do data recovery centers work 100%? Are they expensive? Would it be worth it?

I'm thinking of taking it to the ibm service center.. Is it a one-shot try?

Thanks a lot.
 

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Presently I am having the older version 2.02 of BIOS on my Thinkpad 430s. The lenova website version is not desirable for me as it prevents roll back to an earlier version if needed by me. The older versions of BIOS carry 7 digit numbers and updating to any version 2.5 or above which have 10 didgit numbers, will prevent me for ever from rolling back. So I need the version just earlier to 2.5, which happens to be 2.05 as seen from the read me text file of the BIOS version now available on Lenovo website. Please help from where I can download the 2.05 version.After upgrading to WIN10 Pro, my computer is experiencing blue screen errors, the moment I connect to the internet. As long as I dont connect with internet I am able to work on my computer. Analysis using the Who Crashed tool shows the problem to be originating from NIVIDIA NVS 5200 driver and this blue screen death fix was incorporated in version 2.05. Hence this request.thanks in advance.

A:Where can I get BIOS version 2.05 for my Thinkpad ...

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Have a look at: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-T-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-T43... for the bootable CD BIOS installer and scroll down towards the bottom to see the prior versions and their links. If you prefer the Windows executable BIOS installer, see: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-T-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-T43...
 
Hope this helps.
Regards.

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My Thjinkpad running Bios 1.46. I can'nt change the value to Default F 9and "OS Optimized Defaults" ... I am running Windows 10 x64. Is there any options for changing the value from Windows? Thanks

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hello all!i have a old 570 and i need to update the bios as i need to upgrade the os, i have been looking the lenovo sites and i have foud some conflicting information,to upgrade the bios i need a floppy drive which on the 570 is only available on the ultrabase which connects to the laptop, whilst reading through the instructions i came across this"If your computer is attached to any kind of docking station or port replicator, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding."does this include the ultrabase? am i able to update the bios with the floppy drive on the ultrabase? if not how do i do it?thank you for any help












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A:bios update on thinkpad 570

Welcome to the forum! Your 570 has a special connector for the external floppy, which is what IBM had assumed (at the time) that you'd be using. These can be found on eBay for a couple of bucks, or in your case, a few quid. Hope this helps. 

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My in-laws just acquired an IBM 2620 ThinkPad, model 30F, laptop at a church rummage sale. There were no manuals, disks, or any other helpful pieces of information included. I suspect Windows 3.1 is installed in that there is no CD on this machine.

The machine requires a password to get in, but we don't know the password. Is there a way to access the hard drive, or format the hard drive, without knowing the password?

Pressing F1 during boot doesn't do it.
I tried booting from a DOS system floppy, but can't get past the password requirement.
And, IBM doesn't support this model anymore, and I can't get anything off their website to give me acccess.

Any ideas?
 

A:IBM ThinkPad BIOS Password

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Hello everyone,

do someone know a procedure to remove de bios pass on a thinkpad t43 ? I've seen this procedure http://sodoityourself.com/hacking-ibm-thinkpad-bios-password/ but i'll rather hear from you guys first, instead of tweaking the chip.

If someone knows about a pass software like the dell latitude one or similar i'll thankyou a lot.

Cheers.
 

A:IBM Thinkpad t43 bios password

the T43 password removal can only be doing using special i2c programmer. there are no master passwords for these laptops.
 

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I have a thinkpad G40 type 2389-Y11. i replaced the cmos battery and upon booting back up i go error code 0271 check date and time settings, then i got prompted for a password that i do not have because i bought the computer used for my deployment to iraq. I understand there is connector pads on the motherboard to reset the bios, can anyone tell me which pads they may be or another way around it? thanks for your help
 

A:Thinkpad bios reset

I would inquire at IBM's tech support. You may have to prove that it wasn't stolen.
 

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I have a ThinkPad P50 that I'm running CENTOS 7.4.  I'm trying to instill Nvidia Drivers for the OS.  The installation goes well, however when I reboot the machine the screen is blank/black.  I've worked with an Nvidia Tech, we viewed the driver logs and discovered the the drive is unable to load, we get the following message: NVRM: failed to copy vbios to system memory.Aug 16 18:47:09 lenovo-p50 kernel: NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x30:0xffff:663) The nvidia tech believes that a BIOS Upgrade for the video might solve this issue.  My current BIOS information is as follows: ME Firmware Version: 11.6.25.1229UEFI BIOS Version: N1EET76W (1.51)UEFI BIOS Date: 2018-05-18EMbedded Controller Version:  1NEHT3710 (1.17)Machine Type Model: 20ENCTO1WWSystem-unit Serial Number: PC0JB299System Board Serial Number: L1HF6BP00XZ I there a more recent or another BIOS that assist me with solving this problem. Thanks

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I have an IBM thinkpad R51 and I cant not get in the BIOS I have tried to clear the CMOS by removing the battery i could not find the jumpers, but now when i tried to boot the computer i get to error message 0271 check date & time and 0176 systems have been tamper with. there are 2 password set at start up i know the first one but not the second is there anything that i can to about his. I need to install windows xp .
 

A:how to reset ibm thinkpad bios

I have a thinkpad T40 with the same problem !!!! anyone know if we can jump the security chip or anything ?????
 

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