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ThinkPad Battery Firmware Update

#1 Post by JaneL » Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:14 pm

This may apply to the following ThinkPad systems running on Microsoft Windows 7, Vista or XP:

* Edge 13, Edge 14, Edge 15
* Edge E30, Edge E40, Edge E50
* L410, L412, L510, L512
* SL410, SL510
* T410, T410i, T510, T510i
* W510
* X100e

ThinkPad Battery Firmware Update for Windows to fix a low battery capacity problem - ThinkPad (Short version)
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Re: ThinkPad Battery Firmware Update

#2 Post by Harryc » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:23 pm

I don't like the fact that a BIOS update may be included but Lenovo only provides a .exe. We've had some bricked laptops reported on the forum recently while running the BIOS update .exe on W7 ...

"The battery firmware update requires that a supporting Power Management driver and BIOS are installed. Lenovo has bundled the necessary dependencies and the battery firmware update into a common package."

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Re: ThinkPad Battery Firmware Update

#3 Post by Mark@Lenovo » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:59 pm

Harryc,

So you are looking for ISO's? I'm getting that feedback on my blog too... will collect a few more comments and will share with engineering.

I hear you on the bricked systems - definitely not good for any of us!

While it may not be the culprit in every case, we've found that some of the bricked units have to do with some components not being the proper state after resume from suspend, so we are advising folks to do a cold boot before flashing.

Mark

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