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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 11:51 am 
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Hi. New user.

Most Thinkpad X61 tablets are 1024x768. However, some were made that were 1400x1050 SXGA+.

There is a Middleton bios for "X61/X61s SXGA+"

There is a Middleton bios for "X61 Tablet"

I have an X61 that is both a tablet *and* is SXGA+.

Which bios do I use?

Thanks


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 11:59 am 
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The 3rd one that says: X61 Tablet 1.25/1.02: http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo- ... ost6501443

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:02 pm 
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Sorry to be paranoid, but I am, because I don't want to brick this machine.

Are you positive that the "X61 tablet" bios is correct for an X61 tablet that is SXGA+, and not the "X61 SXGA+" bios?

I just want to be certain, because it is ambiguous which one to use, since most X61 tablets are NOT SXGA+.

Worried about flashing the wrong bios!

Also, best to use the CD drive in the Ultrabay to flash the bios, or use a flash drive? I don't know how to create the flash drive though...

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:59 pm 
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X61 Tablet has the same BIOS for XGA and SXGA+.
I always use a bootable USB flashdrive.
http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:59 pm 
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OK thank you very much. I will now begin researching the flash drive procedure... I love this machine and I don't want to screw it up.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 6:27 pm 
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You wouldn't be able to load the wrong BIOS even if you wanted to.

ThinkPads are smarter than that... :D

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