ACER 4710 "SLIC 2.1 BIOS" Needed

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  1. indyan

    indyan MDL Member

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    Hello mates,
    Could someone please guide me to get my hands on moded bios for Acer (Aspire) 4710.
    Thanks
     
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  3. venu

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    Should be the one you need. Do you have an acer aspire 4710 and is your latest bios version 1.18?
     
  4. indyan

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    Thanks venu for a quick reply...
    Yes i have acer aspirre 4710 but dont know about BIOS version. I need to check it with Everest? isint?
    PS: I just checked the above posted moded bios and it need to be flashed in DOS mode. can u please help me to get my hands on executable bios moding. I moded my dell inspiron very easily, can i have that type of executable file? or i have to flash in DOS only :(
     
  5. venu

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    #5 venu, Mar 2, 2010
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    What i meant was that as per the acer support site, the latest bios version for acer aspire 4710 is 1.18. To check your current bios, yes you can use everest. Otherwise, in "Run" command box, just type "msinfo32.exe" and a window will pop up in which you can see Bios version/date.
    Its safer to flash in dos. Do the following:
    1. Unzip the file you downloaded above. In that folder is a sub-folder called "How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive". read it carefully and follow the instructions to make a bootable usb drive.
    2. Then look into the sub-folder called "Modified Bios and Original Bios and Utlities" and rename your modified bios file VLV-118_SLIC.WPH to VLV-118.WPH.
    3. In the same folder, locate the file called phlash16.exe. Copy the two files i.e. phlash16.exe and VLV-118.WPH (this is your renamed mod bios) to the bootable flash drive you created in step 1.
    4. Then boot from usb drive and at command prompt type:
    phlash16 /x /s /mode=3 /pn VLV-118.WPH
    Hit <Enter>
    Thats it, your flashing will start, let it run. It might reboot on its own, otherwise you'll need to reboot manually.
    Before flashing make sure that you have disabled all loaders and usb boot is enabled in your bios. You may need to put usb boot at the top of the boot priority list.
     
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    #6 indyan, Mar 2, 2010
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  7. venu

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    #7 venu, Mar 2, 2010
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    The one from the acer website does not have SLIC 2.1. That is why you are here on this forum:D
    Download from the link that you found on this forum. Then follow the steps i gave above.

    The oldest version for your model on the acer support site is 1.10 dated 2008/12/08. When did you last update your bios?
     
  8. indyan

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    OHH OKKK
    Thanks venu for being so supportive...
    I have tried DAZ Loader and remove WAT both :(
    NOW Do i need to remove it or just flashing with new BIOS will erase all previous bios?

    I am trying to make my usb drive as u guided me.
    Thanks
     
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    Best to remove all loaders, then proceed.
     
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  11. venu

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    Its the same method. Uses the HP disk format tool.
     
  12. indyan

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    I downloaded the HP USB Boot Drive from here "http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/8909-Make-A-bootable-USb-drive-For-Flashing-From-DOS"
    Now what should i give in path "using DOS system files located at"?
    coz in the given tutorial of moded BIOS
    8. In the HP Disk Storage Tool, choose CREATE A DOS START UP DISK. Under USING DOS SYSTEM FILES LOCATED AT, navigate to the folder of where you unrared the 3 WinImage Files as explained in step 3 above and open the folder.

    Please help me what path i should give there?
    I need only to get files from "Modified Bios and Original Bios and Utlities" folder only, and if yes then which one...
    [​IMG]

    I request you to please give me that mod bios and other files which is needed. Lots of extra files are confusing me.

    Sorry for bothering you too much.
    Regards
     
  13. venu

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    Ok, go to this link. i have uploaded the 3 files you need.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/95zd1b

    1. download. its a rar file called indyan.rar. Unzip it. It contains a folder called Indyan.rar.
    2. inside this folder is one folder called Winimage. this is the folder you need to place in "using DOS system files located at" in the HP format tool.
    3. The other 2 files are BIOS.WPH which is your mod bios and phlash16.exe. Copy both to your bootable usb drive.
    4. then follow the directions i gave earlier.
     
  14. shankarhokie

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    When I downloaded the BIOS for my US laptop, the ZIP file had the tool to flash the BIOS. I used that to flash the modded BIOS and it worked great.. I did not boot from a USB.. Your model's website also had a tool called BIOSCD

    ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/utilities/bioscd/BIOSCDRC19.iso

    I wonder what that does...
     
  15. indyan

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    I formated my usb drive and located winimage folder.
    and copied phlash16 and BIOS.WPH in USB drive after making it bootable.

    Now i need to ask that what command i need to type?

    phlash16 /x /s /mode=3 /pn BIOS.WPH

    OR

    phlash16 /x /s /mode=3 /pn VLV-118.WPH


    Coz the file name is changed i suppose...
    Also is this important that the winimage should be in the same laptop which is going to be flashed .I placed winimage in E drive of my acer ..
    please help with command...
    and also after booting from USB how to enter in cmd? so that i can enter that command
    phlash16 /x /s /mode=3 /pn BIOS.WPH
     
  16. venu

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    Ok, my bad just rename the BIOS.WPH i sent you to VLV-118.WPH

    Winimage is meant to make the usb drive bootable. Once that is done, you no longer need to have it on your computer.

    Boot from usb drive. You will see a command prompt there. That is not the windows cmd. you have to this at the command prompt that shows up when you boot from usb. Type this

    phlash16 /x /s /mode=3 /pn VLV-118.WPH
     
  17. indyan

    indyan MDL Member

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    I made my usb but its not detecting :(
    I changed the pripority from bios to USB FDD
    but it boot to my os
    then i changed and tried with USB HDD
    again it boot to my OS
    I tried with USD CD and USB key
    but none worked :(
    also tried to flash with WINPHLASH but it all the time system shutdowm and a BSOD said due to serious damage system need to be shutdown.
    Now what :(

    thanks for ur support venu...
     
  18. venu

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    #18 venu, Mar 2, 2010
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    Flashing from within windows is a bad idea. that is why i had given you directions only for the dos flash.
    In any case, to clear up this mess do the following.

    1. Download the BIOS from the manufacturer’s site, preferably the version that worked originally.
    2. Burn ONLY the .FD file to the CD.
    3. Remove the Battery and Power Cable from the laptop.
    4. Open the CD Drive with a Pin (Push a pin into the hole on the drive to force an eject)
    5. Put the CD with the original .FD BIOS file into the drive.
    6. Hold the FN and ESCAPE keys down.
    7. Plug the MAINS LEAD ONLY into the laptop.
    8. Press the power button whilst still holding the keys.
    a. This will FORCE the computer to load the .FN file from the CD and write it to the BIOS of the machine.
    9. The laptop will power up, you can release the keys; leave the laptop for 20-30 minutes if needed.
    10. The computer will turn itself off once complete.
    11. Re-insert the battery, power on the laptop.

    Edit: are you able to boot into your machine?