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T430 bios update with no battery

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T430 bios update with no battery

#1 Post by Droider » Fri May 24, 2019 3:28 pm

Hey everyone,

Got myself a irristable deal on a T430 so i bought it. Cause why not ? I needed to have it in my collection. No ram/hdd/battery/charger. It is in great condition as well but i have an issue. I need to update the bios, i couldn't manage to do it with known methods. Windowsflasher doesn't work as expected, iso boot image flasher checks and fails for the missing battery. PHLASH1.7.0.21 doesn't flash my T430. What am i supposed to flash this beastly laptop without a battery ?

thanks.
Lenovo ThinkPad T61 15.4"
Lenovo ThinkPad x60s
Sony Vaio SVE1713X1EB

Droider
Posts: 48
Joined: Sun May 08, 2016 3:47 pm
Location: İSTANBUL

Re: T430 bios update with no battery

#2 Post by Droider » Fri May 24, 2019 3:38 pm

I have a geniune t410 battery ready and my original plan was to flash the T430 to latest stock bios and ec firmware. Later to flash the battery whitelist bios and use T410 battery with the T430.

It is stuck on bios 1.16 and ec 1.07 at the moment.
Lenovo ThinkPad T61 15.4"
Lenovo ThinkPad x60s
Sony Vaio SVE1713X1EB

Droider
Posts: 48
Joined: Sun May 08, 2016 3:47 pm
Location: İSTANBUL

Re: T430 bios update with no battery

#3 Post by Droider » Sat May 25, 2019 3:12 pm

Fixed the issue, here is how ;

Bought a T410 battery fully charged.
Flashed latest official bios
Burned Kubuntu iso to flash drive
Run kubuntu (live)
Followed sebi's awesome video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWZlktXFNJk&t=205s

Flashed patched embedded controller, i am a happy camper. :) :D
Lenovo ThinkPad T61 15.4"
Lenovo ThinkPad x60s
Sony Vaio SVE1713X1EB

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