BIOS Update (Diskette) - ThinkPad A30, A30p
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ThinkPad BIOS update diskette
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1EET73W (1.19) 07 Nov 2006
ThinkPad BIOS update diskette
14.25 KB
1EET73W (1.19) 07 Nov 2006
This ThinkPad BIOS Update Utility updates the BIOS program stored in the ThinkPad system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

This release supports the following systems:
- ThinkPad A30
- ThinkPad A30p

To update the system program, refer to the Installation instructions section.
Additional information

Click here for instructions and limitations on downloading and creating the diskette.

Use the links below to obtain the BIOS and Embedded Controller files in other file formats:
This Additional information field contains the following sections
I. Summary of changes
II. Installation instructions
III. BIOS information with links to previous BIOS releases
IV. Memory information

I. Summary of changes
Version 1.19 - 1EET73WW
  • (New) WakeOnLAN function updated.

Click here to view a complete list of symptoms corrected by this BIOS update.

II. Installation instructions
  • You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack to update the system program.
  • If your computer is attached to any kinds of Docking station or port replicator, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding.
  • Make sure the SPSD diskette is write protected.
  • Check the embedded controller version number by invoking the IBM BIOS Setup Utility or by running ThinkPad Configuration from the operating system, and selecting the System Information button.
  1. Print these instructions or display on another computer.
  2. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the computer.
  3. Insert the System Program Service Diskette into the diskette drive and turn on the computer.
  4. Select Read this first from the menu and carefully read the information that appears.
  5. Press the Esc key to return to the menu.
  6. Select Update system program and follow the instruction on the screen.

Attention: Do not turn off or suspend the computer until the update has been completed. If you turn off or suspend the computer while the update is still in progress, the system board may have to be replaced.

III. BIOS information
Each version of the BIOS update diskette contains the following system program information. The BIOS Version and the date as well as the Embedded controller version number can be viewed:
  • by running ThinkPad Configurator from your operating system and selecting the System Information button,
  • or by invoking IBM BIOS Setup Utility:
    1. Make sure there is no diskette in the diskette drive, then turn off the computer.
    2. Turn on the computer.
    3. While the Press F1 for IBM BIOS Setup Utility message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the F1 key. The IBM BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
    4. The BIOS version and date are displayed on the first screen of the IBM BIOS Setup Utility.
Diskette versionBIOS versionBIOS dateFile name
1.00 1EET32WW 17 Sep 2001 Not released to Web
1.01 1EET42WW 26 Sep 2001 spsd1e42
1.02 1EET44WW 9 Oct 2001 Not released to Web
1.03 1EET48WW 14 Nov 2001 spsd1e48
1.04 1EET49WW 22 Nov 2001 Not released to Web
1.05 1EET50WW 18 Dec 2001 Not released to Web
1.06 1EET52WW 1 Jan 2002 spsd1e52
1.07 1EET53WW 8 Mar 2002 spsd1e53
1.08 1EET54WW 8 Apr 2002 spsd1e54
1.09 1EET63WW 16 May 2002 Not released to Web
1.10 1EET64WW 1 Jul 2002 spsd1e64
1.14 1EET65WW 16 Jul 2002 spsd1e65
1.15 1EET68WW 19 Nov 2002 spsd1e68
1.16 1EET70WW 18 Apr 2003 spsd1e70
1.17 1EET71WW 18 Jul 2003 spsd1e71
1.18 1EET72WW 11 May 2004 spsd1e72
1.19 1EET73WW 16 Oct 2006 Current release

IV. Memory information
The following information shows memory areas that are either unavailable or that can be included with a memory manager such as EMM386.

Reserved BIOS Area
  • C0000-CFFFF (reserved for Video BIOS)
  • E0000-FFFFF (reserved for BIOS)

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3. Lenovo Support Forum
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Document ID : DS002127
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-39861
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