SVGA BIOS update (Diskette) – ThinkPad 760E/ED/EL/ELD/XL

NameOperating SystemVersionReleasedDownload
System Program Service Diskette
spsdhz73.exe
761.08 KB
OS/2,
Windows 95,
Windows NT,
Windows 98,
DOS/Windows 3.x,
Windows 2000
hzet73ww 08 Feb 2000 Download
README for System Program Service Diskette
spsdhz73.txt
11.76 KB
OS/2,
Windows 95,
Windows NT,
Windows 98,
DOS/Windows 3.x,
Windows 2000
hzet73ww 08 Feb 2000 Download

The BIOS Update enhances certain ThinkPad systems to address operational issues, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

The supported models are as follows.

  • ThinkPad 760XL , 760E* , 760ED*, 760EL, and 760ELD

* IMPORTANT NOTICE for 760E-760ED system users; If your display is an XGA (1024 x 768), this diskette does NOT support your BIOS. Please update your BIOS with the "IBM ThinkPad 760E-760ED XGA System Program Service Diskette".

Notes:
- Your machine type is located on the bottom of your system, just above the bar code symbol.
- The Release Date given below now matches the date shown in BIOS.
- This file was released to the Web on February 08, 2000.
- This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.

Click here for instructions and limitations on downloading and creating the diskette.

This Additional Information field contains the following sections:
I. Summary of changes
II. Installation instructions
III. BIOS information with links to previous BIOS releases
IV. Memory information

I. Summary of changes
version 2.13 - HZET73WW or HYET80W

  • (New) Support for Windows 2000 Release

II. Installation instructions
Notes:

  • You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack to update the system program.
  • If your computer is attached to any kinds of Docking station or port replicator, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding.
  1. Print these instructions or display on another computer.
  2. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the computer.
  3. Insert the System Program Service Diskette into the diskette drive and turn on the computer.
  4. Select "Read this first..." from the menu and carefully read the information that appears.
  5. Press the Esc key to return to the menu.
  6. Select "Update system program" and follow the instruction on the screen.

    Attention: Do not turn off or suspend the computer until the update has been completed. If you turn off or suspend the computer while the update is still in progress, the system board may have to be replaced.

    After the update has been completed, do the following to make the changes effective.

  7. Make sure the System Program Service Diskette is removed from the diskette drive, then turn off the computer.
  8. Press and hold the F1 key, then turn on the computer. Hold the F1 key until the Easy-Setup menu appears.
  9. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  10. Select Config, then select Initialize.
  11. Select OK to initialize the system.

    Run the diagnostics to make sure that the computer runs with no errors:

  12. Turn off the computer, press and hold the F1 key, then turn on the computer. Hold the F1 key until the Easy-Setup menu appears.
  13. Select Test, then select Start to run all the basic tests. Various test patterns will appear on the screen. An OK will appear for each device that passes the test.
  14. Verify that OK appears for all of the devices tested.
  15. Press the Esc key to exit Test and turn off the computer.

III. BIOS information with links to previous BIOS releases
Each version of the BIOS update diskette contains the following system program information.


TP760XL/ED/EL(*1) TP760E/EL(*2)/ELD Diskette
Version
BIOS
LEVEL
BIOS
Date
BIOS
LEVEL
BIOS
Date
File
Name
-----------------------------------------------1.00HZET21WW04-22-96HYET31WW04-22-96not available1.01HZET23WW05-15-96HYET33WW05-15-96not available1.02HZET39WW09-20-96HYET49WW09-20-96not available1.03HZET43WW11-01-96HYET53WW11-01-96not available1.04HZET44WW11-19-96HYET54WW11-19-96not available1.05HZET47WW12-11-96HYET57WW12-11-96not available1.06HZET51WW01-20-97HYET57WW12-11-96not available1.07HZET53WW02-18-97HYET60WW02-18-97not available2.00HZET64WW08-15-97HYET71WW08-15-97not available2.01HZET66WW09-25-97HYET73WW09-25-97sytpg2012.10HZET70WW05-21-98HYET77WW05-21-98sytpg2102.11HZET71WW03-30-99HYET78WW03-30-99spsdhz712.12HZET72WW09-07-99HYET79WW09-07-99spsdhz722.13HZET73WW12-09-99HYET80WW12-09-99Current Release


Note:
- *1 760EL: 9547-x4G, 9547-x4K, 9547-x4T only
- *2 760EL: all except 9547-x4G, 9547-x4K, and 9547-x4T
The BIOS information can be viewed by selecting "System Information" in the "BIOS Utility" menu:

  1. Power on the system.
  2. When the message "Press F1 for IBM BIOS setup Utility" appears at the bottom right hand corner, press the F1 key. Wait for the "BIOS Utility" screen to appears.
  3. Select System Information. BIOS version is displayed at "System BIOS Version" line.


IV. Memory information
The following information shows memory areas that are either unavailable or that can be included with a memory manager such as EMM386


Reserved BIOS Area -----------------------------------------------------C0000-C7FFFreserved for Video BIOSF0000-FFFFFreserved for BIOSUsable BIOS ROM Area-------------------E0000-EFFFFcan be used as UMB (Upper Memory Block)