Solved correct bios data in lenovo 8114

September 24, 2013 at 01:52:38
Specs: Windows 7
had to replace motherboard on my 8114 lenovo (because of the password thing)
Have it all up and running again (upgraded from windosws 8 to windows 7 at the same time)

The problem is that when Think Centre comes up ( bios boots) it says that the serial and type nos are invalid

It is not possible to correct these in bios settings

Have upgraded to the latest flash bios, but no help there.

How do I correct these entries?

Stu


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September 25, 2013 at 05:27:12
Stuart, its too bad you didn't come here before replacing the board. There is a clear CMOS method. As with many newer boards, there are only two pins and the board is shipped without a jumper. However, momentarily shorting out those two pins, either with a spare jumper, or with a screwdriver, while unplugged, will clear the CMOS. See the board diagram in the link below.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/pro...



#1
September 24, 2013 at 01:56:09
Give us the EXACT error message please.

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#2
September 24, 2013 at 02:43:41
upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 7


Thats a downgrade, not an upgrade

Stuart


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#3
September 24, 2013 at 02:50:18
Error OOCE Machine Type and Serial Number are INVALID
Update BIOS to correct this problem

Stu


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#4
September 24, 2013 at 02:57:45
Depands on how you view 8 On tablets and stuff.....great
On your main PC............rubbish!
7 is like all the best of XP, and the few best bits of Vista combined to a simple uncluttered stable great operating system.........especially with heaps of RAM as I have

Microsoft must secretly agree.....they refunded my full purchase price of 8 and recommended a retailer to buy 7 from.............which I did

I know many won't agree, but I'm running four computers on 7..............they're all fast,
and it's great for me

So, yeah, it's an upgrade

Stu


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#5
September 24, 2013 at 03:03:40
"Error OOCE Machine Type and Serial Number are INVALID"
Are you sure it is "and" & not "ans"

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#6
September 24, 2013 at 03:23:11
The error appears to be 00ce ( not OOCE )

I did not spot any fixes, other than a faulty motherboard.

error 00ce machine type and serial number are invalid lenovo
http://is.gd/83kaXB

00ce machine type serial
http://is.gd/I7VCcD

error 00ce
http://is.gd/p0sEV5


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#7
September 24, 2013 at 03:56:52
"Have upgraded to the latest flash bios, but no help there
Did you download the Lenovo upgrade or the Motherboard upgrade?

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#8
September 24, 2013 at 05:57:27
If you replaced the motherboard with an even slightly different model and used a BIOS file for the original motherboard I can understand why error messages are appearing.

If I understand your reason for changing the board in the first place, you were locked out by a password. If that is correct, you should have contacted the manufacturer. You would need to prove ownership.


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#9
September 24, 2013 at 06:46:26
"had to replace motherboard on my 8114 lenovo (because of the password thing)"

It helps to provide accurate info. I'm guessing your system is a ThinkCentre M52 (type 8114)? And what "password thing" was the problem, the BIOS password? All you had to do was remove the CMOS battery or use the Clear-CMOS jumper to remove the password. Unless the board was defective, there was probably no reason to replace it.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/res...

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/det...

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/det...

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/pro...

This should be the fix for your error: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-M-and...


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#10
September 24, 2013 at 06:50:05
I assumed this was a laptop. My bad.

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#11
September 24, 2013 at 14:42:05
Many people share you views about Windows 8. However, you cannot upgrade to an earlier operating system. Using reversed terminology on a technical forum is incorrect and confusing.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#12
September 24, 2013 at 18:51:57
He cannot update to an earlier operating system, but he did
upgrade to a better operating system.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

message edited by Jeff Root


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#13
September 25, 2013 at 00:40:16
Hi Johnw

Just rebooted to make sure

ERROR OOCE all in capitals, and it is "and" not "ans"

Stu

It was the Lenovo bios update................flash bios


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#14
September 25, 2013 at 00:43:22
That was going to be such a hassell that it would have been better to bin the computer.

However, they did supply the genuine motherboard for this machine (for a price of course),

and it is working fine, and no passwords loaded this time

Stu


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#15
September 25, 2013 at 00:53:25
On this Lenovo motherboard......unlike most others...... removing the Cmos battery does nothing.......and there are no jumpers to short out to clear the bios password.

They use a chip like a memory stick.......it's good forever. Once it starts asking for the password there are only two choices

Enter the password
Replace the motherboard

As I brought this machine 2nd hand I have no idea what the original technician who set it up used for the password or who he / she was. Stuffed!!!

But the new motherboard and loads of RAM are all working like a runaway train
I can live with it..............just be nice to speed up bios by having the type and serial correctly entered and not having to go through the error thing

Stu


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#16
September 25, 2013 at 00:57:38
Hi Jeff Root

Like your thinking

Stu


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#17
September 25, 2013 at 05:27:12
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Stuart, its too bad you didn't come here before replacing the board. There is a clear CMOS method. As with many newer boards, there are only two pins and the board is shipped without a jumper. However, momentarily shorting out those two pins, either with a spare jumper, or with a screwdriver, while unplugged, will clear the CMOS. See the board diagram in the link below.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/pro...


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#18
September 25, 2013 at 08:44:06
"On this Lenovo motherboard......unlike most others...... removing the Cmos battery does nothing.......and there are no jumpers to short out to clear the bios password"

Incorrect. There IS a jumper on your board. However, if you don't unplug the power cord 1st, CMOS won't clear because the chip is still energized by the standy-by power.

I posted the fix in response #9, please take the time to click on the links.


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#19
September 30, 2013 at 02:06:41
Hi Rider and OtheHill,

You are the first guys to show me this possibility.......Lenovo techs never mentioned it, and other online "specialists" also agreed that the Lenovo board was a disaster

My loss of $160.00

On the plus side, the machine is up and running like a plane falling from the sky, and I have deceided to live with the error message in bios........adds ten seconds to bootup.......what the heck!!

Thanks guys for your help.........really appreciated from all in the forum........... and I've learned heaps (a real bonus)..........and am happy to live with the result and consider the case closed

As a last comment.........I really regret the demise of the desktop (tower) computers that you could really get into and work on and fix

Laptops, tablets and I thingys are throwaways........they work till they stop.........then you bin them and buy another

What a waste!

Stu


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#20
September 30, 2013 at 04:08:02
As long as enough folks buy/build desktops, they will remain viable. The market is what is driving portables. Marketing would have you believe you will get the same performance out of a notebook as a desktop. After the unit has been purchased people find out that is not the case.

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