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I have one more question to svl7 or someone who knows how to modify bios (most important thing to me is remove whitelist)

Is there option to modify my backup of BIOS?

I made backup and it is restorable

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c:\FPT_Windows64>fptw64.exe -d Y580.bios.2.07.fd -bios

Intel (R) Flash Programming Tool. Version:  8.1.10.1286
Copyright (c) 2007 - 2012, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.

Platform: Intel(R) HM76 Express Chipset
Reading HSFSTS register... Flash Descriptor: Valid

    --- Flash Devices Found ---
    EN25Q32B    ID:0x1C3016    Size: 4096KB (32768Kb)
    EN25QH16    ID:0x1C7015    Size: 2048KB (16384Kb)


- Reading Flash [0x600000] 4608KB of 4608KB - 100% complete.
Writing flash contents to file "Y580.bios.2.07.fd"...

Memory Dump Complete
FPT Operation Passed

c:\FPT_Windows64>fptw64.exe -verify Y580.bios.2.07.fd -bios

Intel (R) Flash Programming Tool. Version:  8.1.10.1286
Copyright (c) 2007 - 2012, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.

Platform: Intel(R) HM76 Express Chipset
Reading HSFSTS register... Flash Descriptor: Valid

    --- Flash Devices Found ---
    EN25Q32B    ID:0x1C3016    Size: 4096KB (32768Kb)
    EN25QH16    ID:0x1C7015    Size: 2048KB (16384Kb)


- Verifying Flash [0x600000] 4608KB of 4608KB - 100% complete.
RESULT: The data is identical.

FPT Operation Passed

 

But is there someone who can edit it and remove whitelist?

Because in fptw64 bios from Lenovo and from svl7 are not restorable and can crash my BIOS :/

 

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c:\FPT_Windows64>fptw64.exe -verify QIWY3207_moded.ROM -bios

Intel (R) Flash Programming Tool. Version:  8.1.10.1286
Copyright (c) 2007 - 2012, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.

Platform: Intel(R) HM76 Express Chipset
Reading HSFSTS register... Flash Descriptor: Valid

    --- Flash Devices Found ---
    EN25Q32B    ID:0x1C3016    Size: 4096KB (32768Kb)
    EN25QH16    ID:0x1C7015    Size: 2048KB (16384Kb)


Warning: Not all of the file data will be compared to flash because
         the file is longer than the flash area to verify!
            File: "QIWY3207_moded.ROM"
            File Length: 6422528
            Verify Length: 4718592

Do you want to continue? Y/<N> or q to quit : y


- Verifying Flash [0x600000] 4608KB of 4608KB - 100% complete.
Error 204: Data verify mismatch found.

c:\FPT_Windows64>fptw64.exe -verify QIWY3207_Lenovo.ROM -bios

Intel (R) Flash Programming Tool. Version:  8.1.10.1286
Copyright (c) 2007 - 2012, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.

Platform: Intel(R) HM76 Express Chipset
Reading HSFSTS register... Flash Descriptor: Valid

    --- Flash Devices Found ---
    EN25Q32B    ID:0x1C3016    Size: 4096KB (32768Kb)
    EN25QH16    ID:0x1C7015    Size: 2048KB (16384Kb)


Warning: Not all of the file data will be compared to flash because
         the file is longer than the flash area to verify!
            File: "QIWY3207_Lenovo.ROM"
            File Length: 6422528
            Verify Length: 4718592

Do you want to continue? Y/<N> or q to quit : y


- Verifying Flash [0x600000] 4608KB of 4608KB - 100% complete.
Error 204: Data verify mismatch found.

 

I know there are some articles showing how to remove but I’m afraid I can crash my BIOS

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Good Morning,

I would like to excuse my last post.

For my Y580 I need the BIOS without the whitelist, because my original WiFi-Card broke down and I need a new one immediately.

Is there anyone who could help me with the open BIOS?

My original BIOS has the Version 2.0x

 

Thx for your help

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Hello all my fellow hackster's: Well I finished reading all 58 pages. Sorry to read all the bastahole's that borked their Y580's. My condolence's. One question I don't believe was answered is if you turn off the "Switchable Graphics" option in the bios after the white list mod, does it still work or is the nVidia 660M card always on? I am not a gamer so to keep the heat down as much as possible is a priority. I just want a better wlan card. I am still undecided on the mod.

 

Thanks,

Y580 Bios v8.01

Shipped with Windows 8.1

Running Win 7 64

Samsung 840 Pro SSD

 

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An idiot with a computer, is a faster, better idiot!

 

 

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Great thread. Does this cmos battery need to be resoldered after removal? My old 386 had one like that! They didn't miss too much when they crippled it. I still have 10 pages to read before flashing my 2.07 bios.

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I have tried o replace my 2200N with an 7260AC and get the wireless NIC error, so i get here. Now that my Y580 ist out of warranty i will try the unlocked bios. So thanks for the work. Do the newer lenovo  Notebooks (e.g. Y50-70) also have such a whitelisted bios ?

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Greetings!

I recently purchased an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205, since I was fed up with my laptop's lack of 5GHz support. 

After I found out that the Y580 has a whitelist for the network cards, I flashed the 2.xx unlocked BIOS, which @svl7 so gracefully provided in this thread.

The thing is that, afterwards, whenever I tried to ping any server (even my router) I would sometimes get spikes of about 300-600 ms on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, which doesn't occur on my phone on 5GHz, neither does it happen on my laptop's older card or my phone on 2.4GHz.

So, now I'm torn between two possibilities:

1. The wireless card is a dud or my laptop doesn't like that one in particular

2. The BIOS interfere with the connection for some reason(I don't do low-level programming, so I'm not sure if that's even possible)

 

I just ordered a Intel Wireless-AC 7620 just to see if I can get that one to work, but if it's the BIOS at fault, what can I do so that I don't waste the money I spent on 2 WLAN cards...

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Hey guys, new around here and stumbled onto this post because the BIOS for my y580 died when I tried to restore it to defaults. I cant boot at all and I am hoping the tools in this thread will help me bring my laptop back to life. I am unable to grab the download and I am assuming that this is because I am a new member. I would really appreciate it if someone could help me out here and show me how to get my account validated or PM me a link to the download if that is possible.

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On 22.02.2016 at 11:07 PM, Ilman said:

The thing is that, afterwards, whenever I tried to ping any server (even my router) I would sometimes get spikes of about 300-600 ms on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, which doesn't occur on my phone on 5GHz, neither does it happen on my laptop's older card or my phone on 2.4GHz.

That's not the bios but Intel themselfs.I have 7260N and even there is a problem with ping spikes.I turned off all the energy management options in windows(power plan) then it works very well.

In your case check the link.It will fix your problem.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8-and-8-1-Knowledge-Base/Debugging-latency-spikes-and-lag-on-certain-Intel-Centrino-wifi/ta-p/1471018

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I need help with updating my BIOS from 2,07 to 8,01.

 

I my BIOS its says my i have Version 2,07, i downloaded the newest file from the Lenovo site (5dcn40ww.exe), but wenn i start it, it says "the version of the file isnt newer than version of bios."

 

 

I want to get my new Intel 7260 WIFI adapter working, but i didnt get how to do an Backup of my BIOS.

 

When I start backup.bat, a screen pops up for an very very short moment i cant see anything in it, then nothing happens.

When I start fptw64.exe i have to press 2 time any key, then i get an error

 

"Error 200: Invalid parameter value specified by user. Use -? option to see help."

 

Nothing works on My Laptop. :confused:

I have Win 7 Ultimate 64bit.

(I downloaded the Files from another site.. 5 post rule -.-)

 

Edited by Jason1711

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Hi

 

Microsoft Windows [Versión 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. Reservados todos los derechos.

C:\Users\JNGLER>wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion
SMBIOSBIOSVersion
5DCN40WW(V2.07)


C:\Users\JNGLER>


tHIS bIOS WORKING FOR MY Y580?

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Hello all,

 

Does anyone flash to the 8.x version of BIOS for Y480, and can answer my question please?

I wonder if does the newer version enable more boot options?

For example, under boot, besides UEFI, also has Legacy support and CSM, looks like the attached image.

I am currently having 2.06 BIOS on my Y480 laptop.

 

Thanks.

IMG_0400.jpg

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Getting Errors while Flashing: 

 

ihisi: flash write error in smi !
Smi return code: 0x25

Any Ideas ? 

Cant find any related information to this error. 

Do i have to disable something in the .ini ? 

 

Thank you for your work !

 

 

Edited by werresal

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I managed to flash the 8.01 version.

But now my laptop is broken, nothing works anymore.

Is there an recovery method wich i can try ? i searched the whole forum and other website, but i cant get an tutorial wich runs.

Please help me, i need to pc !

 

Patrick

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On 2/5/2016 at 5:31 PM, ranierct said:

Hello all my fellow hackster's: Well I finished reading all 58 pages. Sorry to read all the bastahole's that borked their Y580's. My condolence's. One question I don't believe was answered is if you turn off the "Switchable Graphics" option in the bios after the white list mod, does it still work or is the nVidia 660M card always on? I am not a gamer so to keep the heat down as much as possible is a priority. I just want a better wlan card. I am still undecided on the mod.

 

Thanks,

Y580 Bios v8.01

Shipped with Windows 8.1

Running Win 7 64

Samsung 840 Pro SSD

 

 

 

So were you able to flash it and change your wlan? that is what I need this for exactly.

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do you think that flashing bios can make temperatures higher than before?

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Final warning to everyone that visits this thread: If you cannot access a file, THEN READ OUR RULES! Any additional posts asking why you can't access them or complaining will receive automatic infractions. 

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Thanks. I will try updating my BIOS, it delivers with v8.0

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Hi there, 

 

My Y580's BIOS is V2.0.5. Which of the files in the download link should I use?

I'm not that good with computers, but trying to save some money by replacing the wifi card myself. 

The system is reading the card, but I can't "enable" it.  I believe it's because of the whitelist issue. 

 

Thanks!  

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On 18/10/2012 at 2:53 PM, svl7 said:

Thanks, fixed.

 

hi guys im new here. i recently bought this gaming beast and i love it. however i was wondering if it would be possible to have more control over my cpu and gpu by unlocking bios. i want to undervolt my cpu and underclock it so it runs cooler. can anyone confirm if this is possible please?

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Hello, i've got a problem. My Y580 since flashing has a problem with playing on "high-demanding" games, cause i got bluescreens/other errors. I can play normally Dota 2 but i can't play for example Need For Speed. What's the problem? Do i have to return to original BIOS?

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I didn't do anything to voltages. I used every graphic drivers, first for W10, and the latest, and the middlest. In W7 is the same problem.

 

But I looked yesterday at it and i think it may be problem of thermal pads.

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