Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP
06 Aug 2004
The Embedded Controller Program Update Utility given here can update the embedded controller program (H8 controller firmware) stored in the ThinkPad system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions.
This release supports the following system: - ThinkPad T23
The supported operating systems are as follows: - Microsoft Windows 95 OSR2 or later - Microsoft Windows 98 and 98 Second Edition - Microsoft Windows Me - Microsoft Windows 2000 - Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3 or later - Microsoft Windows XP
NOTES: - This version of Embedded Controller Program will only work with BIOS Version 1.18 (or higher). Obtain the additional package, BIOS Version 1.18 (or higher), and update the BIOS in the system with it. - If you need to update the BIOS as well as the Embedded Controller Program, update the BIOS first. - This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.
Use the links below to obtain BIOS and Embedded Controller files in other file formats:
You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack to update the system program.
If your computer is attached to any kind of docking station or port replicator, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding.
Before using this embedded controller program Update Utility with Windows 98 Second Edition, it is recommended to apply the Windows 98 Second Edition Shutdown Supplement from the Microsoft Web site Knowledge Base Article ID Q239887.
Print these instructions or display on another computer.
Firmly connect the AC adapter to the computer.
Start a supported version of Windows on the target computer.
Make the temporary directory on the hard disk drive (for instance, C:\Temp)
Download the Embedded Controller Program Update Utility from the web site and store the file into the temporary directory.
Click the Start button, then click Run.
In the Open dialogue box, specify the utility filename with the full path name where you stored Embedded Controller Program Update Utility. (E.g. C:\Temp\filename.exe) Then press the Enter key.
Follow the instructions.
When completed, the system is automatically turned off.
WARNING: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. After the update has been completed, do the following to make the changes effective.
Make sure there is no diskette in the diskette drive, then turn on the computer.
While the Press F1 for BIOS Setup Utility 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.
Verify the Embedded Controller version.
III. Determining which version is installed Each version of the Embedded Controller Program Update Utility contains the following embedded controller program. The version of embedded controller program can be viewed by running ThinkPad Configuration from your operating system and selecting the System Information button or by invoking the BIOS Setup Utility.
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility
Turn off the computer
Turn on the computer.
While the "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the Access IBM button.
Double-click Start setup utility. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
Check the Embedded Controller Version and the BIOS Version.