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Instructions for AMI Tools on the flash diskette - Lenovo 3000 J100, J200, J200p, J205, S200, S200p, S205, ThinkCentre A57, A61, A61e, A62, E50, M57e

Affected configurations

Any of the following systems:

  • Lenovo 3000 J100 (type 8255, 8256, 8456, 8457)
  • Lenovo 3000 J200 (type 9690, 9691)
  • Lenovo 3000 J200p (type 9688, 9689)
  • Lenovo 3000 J205 (type 9686, 9687)
  • Lenovo 3000 S200 (type 9684, 9685)
  • Lenovo 3000 S200p (type 9682, 9683)
  • Lenovo 3000 S205 (type 9680, 9681)
  • ThinkCentre A57 (type 9702, 9703, 9704, 9708, 9709, 9784, 9785, 9788, 9789, 9792, 9794, 9807, 9851, 9853, 9859)
  • ThinkCentre A61 (type 9120, 9126, 9127, 9128, 9129, 9130, 9134, 9135, 9136, 9137, 9139, 9140, 9141, 9142, 9143, 9144, 9156, 9157, 9158, 9169, 9171)
  • ThinkCentre A61e (type 6417, 6418, 6449, 6453)
  • ThinkCentre A62 (type 7057, 7061, 7062, 7090, 7092, 9342, 9344, 9353, 9354 9421, 9426, 9485, 9486, 9623, 9624, 9625, 9705, 9707, 9795, 9804, 9935, 9945, 9946, 9953)
  • ThinkCentre E50 (type 8469, 8474, 8710, 8711, 8776, 8777, 8778, 8779)
  • ThinkCentre M57e (type 6176, 6177, 6178, 6179, 6305, 7064, 7065, 7066, 7094, 7096, 7098, 9349, 9351, 9352, 9356, 9357, 9359, 9438, 9439, 9481, 9482, 9487, 9488, 9489, 9948, 9952, 9622)
Solution

Flash diskettes will be updated with instructions on a readme.1st file on the diskette.

--Contents--

  1. Basic installation instructions
  2. Program options of interest to system support people
  3. Flash under operating system
  4. Flashing to an older bios level
  5. Update asset tag
  6. Update uuid
  1. Basic installation instructions

    i) Please make note of any settings you have changed in the configuration utility. They may have to be re-entered after updating the BIOS

    ii) Put the flash update diskette in the drive and power up the system.. .

    iii) Update may take up to 2 minutes. Do not power off or restart the system during this procedure!!

    iv) The flash update is now complete. Remove the diskette first and then press enter to reboot the system.
  1. Flash program options

    The default operation of the flash update program is a step by step dialogue with the user that presents choices and gathers responses from the user about which choices are desired.

    In some situations, (such as a large enterprise with many systems that need updating) it may be desirable to create a flash update diskette that requires no manual intervention to perform an update operation.

    flash2.exe program options:

    /u unattended mode (no prompt)

    /b:sssssss serial number for unattended mode

    /m:mmmmmmm machine type for unattended mode

  1. AFUDOS program options

    AFUDOS (rom file name) [option 1] [option 2]

    or

    AFUDOS (input or output file name) (command)

    or

    AFUDOS (command)

    commands:

    /o - save current BIOS into file

    options:

    /p - program main BIOS image

    /b - program boot block

    /c - destroy cmos checksum

  1. Flash under operating system

    The flash under operating system utility provides the ability to update the system flash from a windows application. The utility may be downloaded from the internet and unpacks into the default path: c:\lenovotools\flash\51jyxxaus, where "xx" represents the two digit flash level.

    After unpacking the utility, run "afuwiin.exe" from the default path or the path you specified to launch the windows based flash application to update your system, a help menu is available to guide you.

    After updating your flash, you can delete the "51jyxxaus" directory to save room on your hard disk.

  1. Flashing back to an older level of BIOS

    In order to flash back to an older level of BIOS, the following steps should be used:

    i) Obtain the latest level of BIOS update diskette from the lenovo web site (www.lenovo.com under "support").

    ii) Put the older flash update diskette in the drive and power up the system. The computer will automatically begin flash the BIOS

    iii) Update may take up to 2 minutes. Do not power off or restart the system during this procedure!!

    iv) The computer will automatically restart after flash completes, and you should remove diskette from diskette drive.

  1. Update asset tag

    If you want to flash asset tag,the following steps should be used:

    i) Obtain the latest level of BIOS update diskette from the lenovo web site (www.lenovo.com under "support").

    ii) Rename autoexec.bat to autoexec.bak in your update diskette at windows.

    iii) Put the flash diskette in the drive and power up the system, the computer will boot to dos.

    iv) Type "amidedos /ca xxxx" command to flash asset tag,where "xxxx" represents asset tag string that you want to flash.

    v) Remove diskette drive and press "ctrl+alt+del" to reboot your computer after flashing completes.

  1. Update UUID

    If you want to flash uuid,the following steps should be used:

    i) Obtain the latest level of BIOS update diskette from the lenovo web site (www.lenovo.com under "support").

    ii) Rename autoexec.bat to autoexec.bak in your update diskette at windows.

    iii) Put the flash diskette in the drive and power up the system, the computer will boot to DOS

    iv) Type "amidedos /su xxxx" command to flash uuid,where "xxxx" represents 16 characters number that you want to flash.

    v) Remove diskette drive and press "ctrl+alt+del" to reboot your computer after flashing completes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Alias ID: SF08-D0161
  • Document ID: HT000700
  • Last Updated :6/17/2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo