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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:38 am 
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Location: New York, NY, USA
-Manufacturer: Lenovo (previously IBM)
- ThinkPad W520
- Part Number: 4270CT0
-Bios revision: 1.26 (8BET46WW)
-Bios Type: Phoenix EFI
-Bios Download Link: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/8buj06us.exe
-Current original card (like): PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8176&SUBSYS_819510EC&REV_01
-Card to be added (like): Atheros AR9382 (not arrived yet); Ericsson F3607gw/Sierra Wireless 8792 HSUPA

BIOS Backup from running install: http://www.sendspace.com/file/l70hro
RW-Everything ACPI Table dump: http://www.sendspace.com/file/x814x4

I tried using the Phoenix BIOS Mod Tool 1.90 and Endeer's PhoenixMod tool, but I don't get the BIOSCOD0*.rom files; just a lot of files with UUID.rom names.

Please remove the whitelist from my BIOS! I will be most grateful, as it will allow me WIFI access in MacOS X 10.7 Lion.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:13 am 
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If you don't get a reply here... try over at:

LENOVO (IBM) Bioses, especially Thinkpad.

be sure to specify your looking mainly for whitelist removal... they specialize in another type of mod :P

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(1)Belkin USB 2.0 32bit Cardbus (2)WPC54G(S) Wifi Cardbus
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:42 am 
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Can they remove the lock they put on the w520 bios, so we cannot over clock or adjust the TDP for the CPU?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:46 am 
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I have zero experience modding thinkpad bios... so no clue, see the previous post.. those guys are the ones to ask about bios modding

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(2)701C,(1)760EL,(6)760XL,(1)760XD
(4)CD Drives (5)int floppies (3)ext floppy (4)2.1GB
(10)CF/IDE w/2 or 4GB 133x CF (1)760XL restore CD
(1)Belkin USB 2.0 32bit Cardbus (2)WPC54G(S) Wifi Cardbus
(1)Belkin F5D5020 NIC (1)Giga-Byte GN-WLM01 Wifi
(1)Backpack CD (1) Xircom REM56G-10 + misc


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