This Embedded Controller Program Update Utility 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 system: - ThinkPad X40
The supported operating systems are as follows: - Microsoft Windows 2000 - Microsoft Windows XP
Notes: - 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 model
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.
Start Windows Windows 2000 or windows XP and logon with administrative privileges on the target computer.
Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
Click the Start button, then click Run.
Specify file name with the full path name where you extracted the package. (e.g. C:\Temp\1UHJ07US.EXE) Then click OK.
Note: For unattended update, specify the file name with options "-s -a -s". (e.g. C:\Temp\1UHJ07US.EXE -s -a -s) The BIOS is updated without any user interaction.
Follow the instructions on the screen. Depending on the operating system configuration, restarting the operating system and rerunning this Embedded Controller Program Update Utility may be required. In this case, the following message will appear on the screen, "DeviceIoControl() returns 2. Please restart your operating system and execute the BIOS or Embedded Controller update utility again."
Windows will shut down automatically and the ThinkPad Embedded Controller Program Update Utility screen appears.
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 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.
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.
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.