Thinkpad T60 (2007) BIOS update without battery. So many ways...not...

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  1. itsmemario1

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    why wouldn't you buy a battery for it? they're great laptops, and batteries are cheap. I went for the 12 cell ones but I wouldn't recommend them. you get 7 hours battery sure, but it's not built well enough to support the laptop with it. plus I think the onboard temp sensors in the battery are faked to 25C which isn't great when you've got 12 of them.
     
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    Thanks for that link.

    Using Win7 (32bit) it does indeed show a resolution of 1400x1050. So not widescreen.
    It says 1.19 is for widescreen in that link.

    I have BIOS 2.18 though (EC 1.7) when using HWINFO32.
    It says BIOS 2.12 (79ETD2WW) and EC 1.07 when checking it in the BIOS itself.

    Hum...okay....
     
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    Which resolution You are shown or what You can choose depends on the graphics driver, not the BIOS version or OS.
     
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    Eh ? Im fully aware of that :D
    But there is a BIOS for the widescreen models AND a BIOS for the "non-widescreen" models, which would be mine :



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    So, I guess I go for the 2.27 now...
     
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    My old battery suddenly started to charge again with LTSB 2016 (x32).

    For sure not a good sign... x'D

    But the "79uj34es.exe" (BIOS 2.27) installed just fine using this version of Win10.

    Using HWINFO the BIOS shows up as 2.39 (EC 1.7) - but finally 79ETE7WW (2.27)