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Middleton BIOS on X61

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karotlopj
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Middleton BIOS on X61

#1 Post by karotlopj » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:52 am

I'm hoping to install the Middleton BIOS on my X61 shortly and wondered if there is anything in particular that I shoustoreld do beforehand.... And can I restore the original BIOS if things don't work as planned?

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Re: Middleton BIOS on X61

#2 Post by Shredder11 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:04 pm

I flashed my X61 with this BIOS and it worked perfectly, without doing anything special beforehand other than the usual routine for BIOS flashing, e.g. making sure the matching official Lenovo BIOS version is present first if different to the Middleton version number.
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Re: Middleton BIOS on X61

#3 Post by karotlopj » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:35 am

Shredder11 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:04 pm
I flashed my X61 with this BIOS and it worked perfectly, without doing anything special beforehand other than the usual routine for BIOS flashing, e.g. making sure the matching official Lenovo BIOS version is present first if different to the Middleton version number.
I've done something wrong now my system won't boot up!! :(....

Is there any way to restore my BIOS since it seems to have disappeared?

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Re: Middleton BIOS on X61

#4 Post by owen_r61 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:57 pm

Try disconnecting the battery under the keyboard, for 3-minutes. When I messed up a libreboot flash, once, this reset the bios back to original.

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Re: Middleton BIOS on X61

#5 Post by karotlopj » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:38 am

owen_r61 wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:57 pm
Try disconnecting the battery under the keyboard, for 3-minutes. When I messed up a libreboot flash, once, this reset the bios back to original.

I've had no success with this, so I guess the BIOS is messed up. Is there any way to install a new BIOS?
I'm assuming the BIOS exists on a dedicated chip.....

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