BIOS update utility for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad SL300, SL400, SL400c, SL500 and SL500c
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This BIOS Update Utility updates the BIOS (system program including the Embedded Controller (EC) program) stored in the ThinkPad system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

Supported ThinkPad systems:
- SL300, SL400, SL400c, SL500, SL500c

Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit (*1)
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit (*1)
- Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Professional

Notes:
- (*1): If Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit version or Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit version has been installed on your system, use the BIOS Update CD for the BIOS update.
- On Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, the BIOS itself works, however, this package for BIOS update does not work.
- This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.
Additional information
Use the link below to obtain the BIOS in other file formats:

 

Contents
Summary of changes
Notes
Updating the BIOS
Initializing the BIOS
Determining which version is installed

 

Summary of changes

Where:

  • BIOS: BIOS version
  • ECP: Embedded Controller Program version
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 1.30
BIOS: 1.30 / ECB: B110390001

  • (New) Updated the CPU microcode.

Version 1.29
BIOS: 1.29 / ECB: B110390001

  • (New) Added the function to generate an audible beep when a special character was entered as password in the BIOS Setup Utility.

Version 1.28
BIOS: 1.28 / ECB: B110390001

  • (Fix) Improved password security.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the LCD brightness control might not work.

Version 1.25
BIOS: 1.25 / ECB: B110390001

  • [Important] Added support for Microsoft Windows 7.
  • (New) Support for a new MRC 2.91.
  • (Fix) The computer may be automatically resumed from suspend mode by AC plug-in.

Version 1.24
BIOS: 1.24 / ECB: B110390001

  • (New) Added support for a new Wireless LAN adapter 8111D.
  • (New) Updated the NVIDIA Video BIOS.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might stop responding.
  • (Fix) Removed the fix in the version 1.21

Version 1.23
BIOS: 1.23 / ECB: B110370001

  • (New) Added support for MRC 2.6
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might fail to resume normal operation from hibernation state.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might stop responding.

Version 1.21
BIOS: 1.21 / ECB: B110370001

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that might have a 8206 error at power-on.

Version 1.18
BIOS: 1.18 / ECB: B110370001

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the battery icon might disappear with a new battery.

Version 1.16
BIOS: 1.16 / ECB: B110370001

  • (New) Updated the NVIDIA Video BIOS.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that might have a 1812 or 1813 error at power-on.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Bluetooth would be turned on after restarting the computer even if turned off by Fn+F5 key operation.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the current CPU speed of SMBIOS type 4 might be incorrect.

Version 1.14
BIOS: 1.14 / ECB: B110370001

  • (New) Added support for the "WIMAX Interface" setting in [Security]-[I/O Port Access] of the BIOS Setup Utility.
  • (New) Changed the setting from "Wireless LAN Radio Frequency" to "Wireless LAN and WiMAX Radios" in [Config]-[Network] of the BIOS Setup Utility.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the display brightness setting in Power Manager might change.

Version 1.12
BIOS: 1.12 / ECB: B110370001

  • (New) Added support for combined machine type and serial number information in the SMBIOS type1 field.
  • (Fix) Fixed the setting of [Config]-[Display]-[Brightness] of the BIOS Setup Utility to "Normal" due to chipset limitation.

Version 1.09
BIOS: 1.09 / ECB: B110370001

  • (New) Added improvement for manufacturing process (not necessary for ordinal use).

Version 1.08
BIOS: 1.08 / ECB: B110370001

  • (Fix) Modify battery information.

Version 1.07
BIOS: 1.07 / ECB: B110370001

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad SL300.

Version 1.06
BIOS: 1.06 / ECB: B110360001

  • (New) Added support for MRC 1.06.

Version 1.05
BIOS: 1.05 / ECB: B110360001

  • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad SL400, SL500

 

Notes
  • On Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, this package for BIOS update does not work. Use the BIOS Update CD for BIOS updates on Windows 7/Vista 64-bit.
  • If you use Windows Vista, before applying this BIOS into the system, you should install Windows Vista KB 937500. The information of KB937500 is located in the following Microsoft's site.
    To verify if KB937500 is installed properly,
    1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
    2. Find "Programs and Features" and click. If this option does not exist on the window, choose Classic View to find it.
    3. On "Tasks" pane, click on View installed updates.
    4. Verify that KB937500 is included in the list of installed updates.

 

Updating the BIOS

Notes:

  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the BIOS. To determine if you should update the BIOS, refer to the Version Information section.
  • You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack.
  • If your computer is attached to any kind of port replicator, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding.
  • Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the BIOS in the RDM (Remote Deployment Manager) or similar environment.
  • If the computer uses a retail Windows or a private image instead of the Lenovo's preload image, ATK Hotkey driver needs to be installed prior to executing BIOS Update Utility.

Attention:
Do not turn off or suspend the computer until the update has been completed. IF YOU DO THAT WHILE THE UPDATE IS STILL IN PROGRESS, THE SYSTEM BOARD MAY HAVE TO BE REPLACED.

Manual Update

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click Save.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click Save. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with an administrator account on the target computer.
  2. Make sure the AC adapter is firmly connected to the target computer.
  3. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  4. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  7. In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 10.

[Updating the BIOS]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is checked and click Finish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. Select Update ThinkPad BIOS and follow the instructions on the screen.
  4. After the update has been completed, the program shows a message "Flash Update has been successfully completed...". Follow the instructions on the screen to restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in the step 4.

Unattended Update

This is for system administrators' use only.

  1. Refer to the "Manual Update" section, and download and extract the file.
  2. In the step 12 of the Installing files section, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  3. At the command line, execute WINUPTP.EXE with the -s option.
    Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\WINUPTP -s

To view the update result, refer to the WINUPTP.log file created at the same directory of the package.

 

Initializing the BIOS

Notes:
After initialization you may need to reapply some settings that you had changed previously.

BIOS Initialization is suggested for some problems. To initialize the BIOS settings:

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press the Lenovo Care button" message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the F1 key.
    The BIOS SETUP UTILITY menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  4. Press the F9 key to load default configuration.
  5. Select Ok.
  6. Press the F10 key to save default configuration and exit.
  7. Select Ok.
  8. Restart the computer.

 

Determining Which Version is Installed

Each version of the ThinkPad BIOS Update Utility contains the following system program (BIOS) and the Embedded Controller program (ECP). The BIOS Version and the and the the Embedded Controller (EC) version number can be viewed by entering the BIOS Setup Utility.

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press the Lenovo Care button" message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the F1 key. The "BIOS Setup Utility" menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  4. Check the System BIOS Version and EC BIOS Version.
  5. Turn off the computer.
PackageBIOS ID
ECP ID
Release
1.30
6AET64WW
B110390001
Current release
1.29
6AET63WW
B110390001
6auj18us.exe
6auj18us.txt
1.28 6AET62WW B110390001 6auj17us.exe
6auj17us.txt
1.25 6AET59WW B110390001 6auj15us.exe
6auj15us.txt
1.24 6AET58WW B110390001 6auj14us.exe
6auj14us.txt
1.23 6AET57WW B110370001 6auj13us.exe
6auj13us.txt
1.21 6AET55WW B110370001 6auj11us.exe
6auj11us.txt
1.18 6AET52WW B110370001 6auj10us.exe
6auj10us.txt
1.16 6AET50WW B110370001 6auj09us.exe
6auj09us.txt
1.14 6AET48WW B110370001 6auj08us.exe
6auj08us.txt
1.12 6AET46WW B110370001 6auj06us.exe
6auj06us.txt
1.08 6AET42WW B110370001 6auj04us.exe
6auj04us.txt
1.06 6AET40WW B110360001 6auj02us.exe
6auj02us.txt
1.05 6AET39WW B110360001 6auj01us.exe
6auj01us.txt


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