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Updating SMBIOS Information
When replacing the system board, you must reprogram the SMBIOS information on the affected computer.
Failure to reprogram the board will result in eventual failure, such as an activation failure (need to reactivate
the system) or a system recovery failure.
To update SMBIOS information in Computer Setup:
1.
Turn on or restart the computer.
2.
Press
Esc
while the "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu" message is displayed at the bottom of the
screen.
NOTE:
If you do not press
Esc
when the monitor light turns green to access the utility.
3.
Press
F10
to enter Computer Setup.
4.
Go to Main > Set Machine Unique Data.
5.
If necessary, press
6.
Edit the fields listed. If the feature byte has data or is not editable, then it was not cleared and cannot be
edited.
System ID Setup Page
Setup Field Name
Product Name
Serial Number
SKU Number
Asset Tag
Feature Byte
Build ID
Esc
at the appropriate time, you must restart the computer and again press
Ctrl+A
to initiate edit mode.
Comment
Enter the Model name/number or
marketing name.
Enter the Serial Number of Unit.
Enter the SKU or Product Number including
Localization Code.
Enter the 18-byte identifier assigned to the
computer.
Enter the Feature Byte string. The feature
byte string is case sensitive.
The label includes spaces after every four
characters. You can enter or ignore these
spaces – their only purpose is to help with
data entry. There is a character limitation
of 40 bytes per line. When you reach this
limit, go
If you make an error during data entry, the
data will not validate, and the computer
asks you to correct your data input.
The Build ID of the unit.
Label
Flexbuild
Support
Support
Support
Flexbuild
Flexbuild
System board
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