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Dump IBM 701C BIOS

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Ghostdog
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Dump IBM 701C BIOS

#1 Post by Ghostdog » Mon May 03, 2021 8:34 am

Hello,
Does anyone have an experince of backuping the IBM 701C (or similar) bios. I've got a board with modded bios and I want to try flash it on another one.

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Re: Dump IBM 701C BIOS

#2 Post by goldeneagle » Sun May 23, 2021 2:35 pm

I didn't know they had modded BIOSes for the 701. Modded in what way?
Historic ThinkPads owned:
300 (x3) 360C/CSE/CE/P, 510CS, 560/E/Z, 600E/X, 701C/CS, 730TE, 750/C, 755C(x3)/CE(x3)/CX/CDV/CD, 760EL,XD/765L, 770
Newer ThinkPads owned:
P50

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Re: Dump IBM 701C BIOS

#3 Post by H-Atkinson » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:26 pm

I'm not sure about reading the current BIOS, but I do know that BIOS updates for Thinkpads of this era were distributed on bootable floppies (later CDs), so provided you can find an updater that works, flashing a BIOS should be fairly trivial. I don't have a 701C BIOS disk myself, but I do have a PC110 disk as well as a few others (770 series mostly).
Thinkpads: 2x 701C,701CS,PC110,Transnote,T21,T30,T43p,T60p (prototype),T601p (14),T601p (15),T61p,T26,T480, A485 (prototype),X390 (prototype),P1G2,P53
Docks: Dock II (3546),Dock (2631),Dock II (2877),Advanced Dock (2503),TB3 WS Dock G2 (40AN)
Monitors: G78,T221,L200p

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