FN-CTRL swap on all Lenovo laptops [SOLVED]

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  1. mienlien

    mienlien Newbie

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    Hello middleton,
    I'm from Viet Nam, so that my english is poor, hope you can understand what i mean.

    I have a thinkpad X61 laptop with some problem:
    + Fn key not working at all (even when i press Fn+light), cant combine with any Funtion key. When i use "swap Fn-Ctrl" bios version, Ctrl key become not working.

    +When boot up, the screen show "Fan Error" (Although the Fan actualy runing, when i plug that fan into another X61 for testing, it's working normaly), then turn off, i've to press ESC immediately to continue booting to windows. It's very inconvenience for me. (I guess the motherboard failure, not the fan failure)
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    My TP X61 spec:
    CPU T7300, Bluetooth, Wwan option. It's has a second FAN under palm rest.
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    Can you built for me a special X61 bios with some funtion?
    + Bypass "Fan Error" message (i no longer have to press ESC to continue using my Thinkpad)
    + Swap Fn with ALT (Because Ctrl key is usefull for me, Alt key is useless)
    + Sata II, Slic 2.1, Dual IDA, Whitelist remove...

    Thank you in advance, i'm waiting for your news day by day :D
     
  2. middleton

    middleton Notebook Consultant

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    mienlien

    Send me email, you can find the address here.
     
  3. mienlien

    mienlien Newbie

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    thank for your quick reply, i sent to you a email.
     
  4. nibble128

    nibble128 Newbie

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    Thank you Middleton for all your hard work for the tech community. I know you said that you cannot mod a bios until an update is released for that model. Well, I found an unposted (but still official) bios update for the Ideapad Y560P. It was given out by lenovo support to fix the crackling audio issue that some users were experiencing on their y460p/y560p laptops. Will this suffice to do the FN - CTRL mod?

    The forum pages refering to the source of the update:
    workaround for y460p/y560p sound stutter - Page 2 - Lenovo Community
    workaround for y460p/y560p sound stutter - Page 3 - Lenovo Community

    The link to download the bios update:
    https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B04oqa1GSZYhODE2Y2UyNzItMTllOC00YTlkLTk4ZGYtNThmMWMxNjUwNjY4

    I hope this helps the y460p/y560p (I am of the later catagory in about a week). Thank you again Middleton!
     
  5. middleton

    middleton Notebook Consultant

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    Added Y460p/Y560p BIOS (see the first post).
    Would like to thank nibble128 for testing.
     
  6. Variance1

    Variance1 Newbie

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    Awesome to see that there are patches for this!

    middleton, do you know if there's a BIOS switch in T420s models? If not, is there a patch? I don't see one in the list on the first page of the thread.

    Thanks for helping out the community with this!
     
  7. brian5

    brian5 Notebook Evangelist

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    Just slightly OT, but has anyone found anywhere that one can buy replacement Ctrl and Fn keys -- specifically for the X220? I have found some sticker solutions but don't like the look of any of them.
     
  8. middleton

    middleton Notebook Consultant

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    The official Ctrl-Fn BIOS switch was introduced in the following ThinkPads:
    X100e, Edge 13″, T410s, T410, T510 and W510. So I suppose T420s also have the Fn and Ctrl key swap implemented in BIOS.
     
  9. Variance1

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    Alright, I'll check out how to do that. Thanks.
     
  10. Alexkass

    Alexkass Notebook Guru

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    can you build for me a bios?

    + Sata II, Slic 2.1, Dual IDA, Whitelist remove...

    for lenovo x201 tablet (i7 620M, 4GB ram, ssd, wwan option). thank you :)
     
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