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Need to edit Thinkpad T41p machine type.

Posted on 2006-07-22
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Had some work done on my laptop. New system board and other components. It is still a T41p (machine type 2373-geu) but is registering as a differents machine type. Anyhow I need to change it back to correct type. This is affecting automaic system updates. It is pulling the wrong updates. Any information on how this can be done is appreciated.
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Depending on what parts they put in it may in fact not be the machine type it used to be.
A newer revision of the same motherboard could be enough to change the machine type.

What is it registering as?
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by:optidigix
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It is now registering as a ThinkPad R50p 1832-NU1. It seems to still have the same specs as a T41p. I am also wondering what will happen when I get more warrenty work done. Will a wrong system board cause problems?
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by:Sam Cohen
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they most have put the wrong mobo in it. I guess go to ibm site and download the updates for what type of laptop it is registering as
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If it was warranty work in the first place I would contact them and demand something in writting that says that -they- modified the system as a warranty repair. If you have that in-hand you should be covered.
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