Before I break my NoteBook

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by tomay3000, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. tomay3000

    tomay3000 MDL Member

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    I have an HP Pavilion dm3-1060ef Notebook PC & I wanna make some changes to my BIOS, so before I break it I need an INSYDE BIOS EMULATOR

    Help me please :worthy:
     
  2. ar_seven_am

    ar_seven_am MDL Senior Member

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    I dont know if there's some bios emulator, but before I mods bios I do this :
    1. Backup ur bios data, incase after u've flashed the bios the dmi area (such as manufactured or s/n disappeared).
    2. Test ur bios recovery first, if it succesfull then U don't have to worried if u failed (IMPORTANT)
    3. Use ur original bios flashing software (if Insyde use flas**t in dos or insyde flash in windows, etc), don't use third parties software cuz sometimes it make ur bios corrupt after flash the bootblock area.

    I dont know what do u mean with make some changes to ur bios, if u mean u want to inject slics 2.1 to bios then U can use the step I give, but for HP I recommend u to see this thread first http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/9055-SLP-Marker-File-Update-Utility incase u allready had slics 2.1 in ur bios It work after I unlocked the slics 2.1 from Compaq 510. Hope it help!
     
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  3. tomay3000

    tomay3000 MDL Member

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    Whitch I mean with make some changes is to insert the DMI information (whitch I lost) to my BIOS file then flash it.
    I tried to do it using DMIEdit & DMICFG, but these information are write protected (PnP error)
     
  4. ar_seven_am

    ar_seven_am MDL Senior Member

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    Why r u insert the dmi n then u flash the bios? What I know it will be disappeared again if u use /all switch. The right procedure (from my experience) is flash the bios n then insert the dmi data. If u can insert the dmi with dmi tools, have u try flas**t for restoring ur dmi?
     
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  5. tomay3000

    tomay3000 MDL Member

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    My BIOS is gone with a wrong BIOS flash, after that my Notebook has no longer started. So I deside to make an SPI Flash programmer & I disassembled my Notebook, unsoldred the BIOS Chip, then flashed the entire BIOS EEPROM using my SPI flash programmer, I soldered it back to the mother board. My Notebook is alive but the dmi info are gone