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I really hope you can help me with this one. I have this laptop:
Intel Core i5-4200M
8 GB RAM
BIOS Version 2.03 (this will be relevant later)
I bought a 3rd party battery for it, and after boot it says that because the battery
is not a legit lenovo product it wont charge.
I kinda live in a shithole country, even this 3rd party one was considerable expense,
buying genuine lenovo is not an option.
I found this video on the issue:
The github site has modified bios images from what I understand to bypass this issue:
However there is no listing for my laptop.
I wouldn’t be surprised if mine shared the BIOS with one of the listed laptops
but I can’t figure out if thats the case or not.
Also it lists multiple BIOS versions that are considered “good” for this hack
Mine is several versions behind, however the newest versions won’t work at all.
What can I do?
I don’t want to go for some “pull out the battery, wait 5 secs, press on button for 10,
plug original battery in, plug ac adapter in, replace battery, do a raindance” type of
“solution” for this.
This is kinda urgent I need this battery working for school.
Thank you all in advance.