IBM/Lenovo Bios update/Embedded Controller with dead/no battery

By | Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Below solution is on you own risk.

  1. Download the Bios/Embedded Controller from IBM/Lenovo (Diskette version)
  2. Rename the file UPDTFLSH.EXE to UPDTFLSH.EXE.OLD
  3. Create a copy of QKFLASH:EXE and rename it to UPDTFLSH.EXE
  4. Boot the labtop from the diskette
  5. Follow normal procedure for updating BIOS/Embedded Controller
  6. DON’T TURN OFF THE PC OR REMOVE POWER
  7. When the BIOS/Embedded Controller is updated the PC will trun off
  8. Poweron  and enter BIOS (F1) to verify that the new BIOS/Embedded Controller is installed.

2 thoughts on “IBM/Lenovo Bios update/Embedded Controller with dead/no battery

  1. Karel Vychodsky

    Hah, simple trick, but worked pretty good for me – IBM R31 i have home for ressurection. Thanks.

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