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by endriu
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 - can't enter BIOS and boot menu after motherboard upgrade when SSD is connected
Replies: 8
Views: 3900

Re: W520 - can't enter BIOS and boot menu after motherboard upgrade when SSD is connected

I can delete _some_ of these entries, but not all. I would prefer to just get the NVRAM to the factory state instead, perhaps that would resolve that blockage of accessing BIOS caused by the presence of SSD/HDD too.
by endriu
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 - can't enter BIOS and boot menu after motherboard upgrade when SSD is connected
Replies: 8
Views: 3900

Re: W520 - can't enter BIOS and boot menu after motherboard upgrade when SSD is connected

No, the presence (or lack of it) of the Ultrabay caddy has no influence on whether I can enter BIOS / boot menu or not. Also, when I remove the primary SSD and get to the boot settings I see plenty of old entries: https://i.imgur.com/LOvGLpM.jpg I'm not very familiar with this aspect of the system, ...
by endriu
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 - can't enter BIOS and boot menu after motherboard upgrade when SSD is connected
Replies: 8
Views: 3900

Re: W520 - can't enter BIOS and boot menu after motherboard upgrade

Sorry, I should have mentioned that hitting F1 results in a similar behavior (black screen). After a series of trial and error experiments I have found the source of the problem. Whenever I have my SSD connected to the primary slot, I cannot enter neither BIOS nor boot menu. When I disconnect the di...
by endriu
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 - can't enter BIOS and boot menu after motherboard upgrade when SSD is connected
Replies: 8
Views: 3900

W520 - can't enter BIOS and boot menu after motherboard upgrade when SSD is connected

After replacing the 04W2028 motherboard with the 04W2029 one I can't enter BIOS or boot menu using the standard ways (ThinkVantage button and F12, respectively). The BIOS itself doesn't seem to be corrupted because I can edit the settings to some extent using WMI interface and this tool: https://thi...
by endriu
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 motherboard replacement/upgrade compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 2991

Re: W520 motherboard replacement/upgrade compatibility

Because that's what they told me in a service center.
by endriu
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 motherboard replacement/upgrade compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 2991

W520 motherboard replacement/upgrade compatibility

The motherboard of my W520 got fried apparently and I need a replacement. Is it possible to use a new one with Quadro 2000 M (I currently have 1000 M) on this occasion? Which FRU would be compatible? My current FRU: 04W2028 Also, I see this code on the board itself: 48.4KE27.041 (I've seen many vari...

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