This Embedded Controller Program Service Diskette updates the Embedded Controller Program (H8 controller firmware) stored in the ThinkPad system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.
This release supports the following systems: - ThinkPad X40
Note: - This version of Embedded Controller Program will only work with BIOS Version 1.13 (or higher). Please get the additional package, BIOS Version 1.13 (or higher), and update the BIOS in the system with it if necessary. - BIOS Version 1.42 or higher is required for Intel Pentium M Processor 738 models. - BIOS Version 1.55 or higher is required for Intel Pentium M Processor 758/733 models. - BIOS Version 2.02 or higher is required for Intel Pentium M Processor 778 models. - Embedded Controller Program Version 1.32 or higher is required for Intel Pentium M Processor 738/758/778/733 models. - If you should update the BIOS as well as the Embedded Controller Program, update BIOS first.
Use the links below to obtain the BIOS and Embedded Controller files in other file formats:
Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the Embedded Controller Program in RDM (Remote Deployment Manager) environment or similar environment.
You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack to update the Embedded Controller Program.
If your computer is attached to any kind of port replicator, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding.
If a USB Diskette Drive is attached to your computer, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding.
Print these instructions or display on another computer.
Firmly connect the AC adapter to the computer.
Insert the write protected Embedded Controller Program Service Diskette into the diskette drive and turn on the computer.
Select Read this first from the menu and carefully read the information that appears.
Press the Esc key to return to the menu.
Select Update Embedded Controller Program and follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: If you are updating the Embedded Controller Program through the USB external diskette drive, it will take quite a long time to complete reading the Embedded Controller Program file, but it is normal. Continue the update.
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.
After the update has been completed, the system is automatically turned off. Do the following to make sure the Embedded Controller Program is updated correctly.
Make sure there is no diskette in the diskette drive, then 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 you have set a supervisor password, the BIOS Setup Utility menu appears after you enters the password.
Verify the Embedded Controller Version.
Turn off the computer.
Determining which version is installed
Each version of the Embedded Controller Program Update Utility contains the following Embedded Controller Program. Also the supported BIOS versions are shown below. The version of Embedded Controller Program can be viewed by entering BIOS Setup Utility.
Make sure there is no diskette in the diskette drive.
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 blue Access IBM button. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
Check Embedded Controller Version and BIOS Version.