Asus n61Ja bios update problem

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by zKs, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. zKs

    zKs MDL Novice

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    #1 zKs, Jul 5, 2012
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    Hello,

    I wanted to update the bios, with an official bios update, from version 207 to 211. I didn't use winflash, I used easyflash in the bios. Everything seemed to be going okay; it deleted the old files, wrote the new ones, verified the new ones. Then it said: shutdown in/after 2 seconds and it shut down. Then nothing happened anymore. Power button completely unresponsive. The battery light was still on, and I'm not sure if I should've just waited... I didn't though, I thought I had to remove the battery, take the power off completely to be able to start it up again.

    So I'm wondering: what are my options here? My warranty expired and I don't really have the money to send it in and pay hundreds of bucks on repairs.

    Is there anything I can try? CMOS battery reset? Anything???

    Please help me out! I would be very grateful :)


    ps. What was sort of odd btw, was that easyflash said something like that it was an unsigned bios and if I wanted to flash it anymore, if i wanted to 'force' it or something. It was with 100% certainty the correct update from the Asus.com support site, so I didn't take that 'warning' seriously.

    pps. support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=nl-nl&m=N61Ja&p=3&s=217 downloaded the bios from there ;p

    ppps. I know I shouldn't have tried to update my bios. don't try to fix it if it's not broken and all that.. but I got overexcited trying to tweak my pc and I figured since I'd flashed plenty of pcs in the past and had never had any problems before it wouldn't be a problem... wish I hadnt tho =(
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    filename for recovery is N61Ja.bin
    type is EFI/Insyde
     
  3. zKs

    zKs MDL Novice

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    Hey! thanks for the reply. I'm not quite sure how to solve the problem with that info though ;o

    are you 100% sure it's EFI/Insyde, btw?

    On this screenshot dl.dropbox.com/u/3665235/BIOS_Final.jpg it says Aptio Setup Utility / American Megatrends Inc.

    Is there a way to restore the N61Ja.bin??? If so, could you go into detail on how to do it? Since my laptop is completely unresponsive I'm not sure what to do.

    I have the service manual for an N61Vn btw. should show me how to get to the CMOS if needed.
     
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #4 LatinMcG, Jul 6, 2012
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    follow the "undocumented Insyde bios recovery" . with the filename i gave u. (which i got from phoenix/dell/efi mod tool v 2.05)

    might have to make crisis disk aka crisdisk

    translated from chineese ( brush= flash)
    "EZ FLASH (boot press the F4 key) under the brush or DOS brush.

    The Brush preparing U disk, formatted to FAT or FAT32 generals website to download the BIOS is copied to the U disk, then renamed the BIOS for N61JA.BIN.

    Once the brush is black, press the power button long press (Ctrl key + Home key), re-brush back to the official version."
     
  5. zKs

    zKs MDL Novice

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    I tried it but the laptop doesn't do anything at all. No response no nothing.