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How to access the BIOS - ThinkPad

 

For Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 systems, go to: How to enter BIOS Setup Utility (F1) or Boot Menu (F12) on a Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 preloaded PC.

The following table lists the actions that need to be taken to enter the BIOS area of the various older ThinkPad systems.

ThinkPad modelAction
G40, G41, R40, R40e, R50/e/p, R51, R52, T40/p, T41/p, T42/p, T43/p, X40, X41, X41 Tablet Press the blue Access IBM button when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, then select Start setup utility to open the BIOS Setup Utility.
R51e, R60/e/i, R61/e/i, T60/p, T61/p, X60/s, X61, X61 Tablet, Z60m/t, Z61e/m/p/t, Reserve Edition Press the blue ThinkVantage button when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button " is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, then select Start setup utility to open the BIOS Setup Utility.

240 series
390 series
570 series
i Series 1200
i Series 1300
i Series 1400
i Series 1500
i Series 172x
A20, A21, A22, A30, A31
R30, R31, R32,
S30, S31
T20, T21, T22, T23, T30
X20, X21, X22, X23, X24, X30, X31
TransNote

Pressing F1 during startup when the ThinkPad logo is displayed.
310, 315
310E/ED
315ED
BIOS Utility is entered by holding F2 while the ThinkPad logo is displayed after power on.
365C/CS
365CD/CSD
365E/ED
Enter setup by pressing CTRL+Alt+F11 from a DOS prompt (you must be in DOS mode, not a DOS session under Windows).
365X/XD With the unit powered off, hold the F1 key and power the unit on. Keep F1 held down until Easy setup appears
360, 355 series
380, 385 series
560 series
600 series
701C/CS
75x series
76x series
770 series
With the unit powered off, hold the F1 key and power the unit on. Keep F1 held down until Easy setup appears.

Note: On the TP 701, you can also access the Configuration area on BIOS by pressing the Fn+F1 keys.
500, 510 Enter setup by pressing CTRL+Alt+F3 from a DOS prompt (you must be in DOS mode, not a DOS session under Windows).
700/C
720/C
Pressing CTRL+ALT+INS when the cursor moves over to the upper right hand side of the screen right after the memory count.
710T
730T
Hold the suspend/resume switch while powering on the computer.


  • Alias ID: YAST-3JWKJX
  • Document ID: HT036045
  • Last Updated :17.6.2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo