Bricked Hp Compaq CQ58-BF9WM Insyde BIOS

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  1. PSG4

    PSG4 MDL Novice

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    Computer: Hp Compaq CQ58-BF9WM
    BIOS: Insyde Version F.62
    File Name: 0169A.BIN

    I was trying to fix a friends computer. The problem was his hard drive was dead and the Compaq computer's warranty expired last month. So I replaced the hard drive and was installing drivers. While installing a BIOS update Windows Update reset the computer and thoroughly Bricked the computer. :mad: So I made a UEFI recover USB stick and cannot get Andy's Phoenix Tool to accept the .BIN file that I extracted form sp58415.exe. I tried renaming it to a .FD and .ROM and still nothing. What am I doing wrong? Do I even need to get the .sig and .bin extracted or can I just put the 0169A.BIN on the root of the drive or the Current folder on the drive. I think all I might need is the proper name but I do not know how to determine that. All the computer does when I boot now is say that there is no bootable meadia found even if I put a CD or USB boot stick in. When I hold WIN + B it does search the USB stick, but after a few reads it stops and blinks capslock twice signaling a corrupted BIOS. Any information would be greatly appreciated and I can answer any questions. Thanks!
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #2 LatinMcG, Oct 18, 2013
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    under battery is might say REV: 169x-110 or something.. that is the filename with a 0 in front added.

    if no .sig made and doesnt say Decrypted..the its not RSA signed... or its windows 8 and phoenixtool doesnt open it..(and this is the case.. i can try to find the offsets to mod maybe to get it to decrypt but this i havent done but i have looked into it before.)

    put file in Previous and Current and in New

    try F2 on boot to see if it shows bios management.. there u might be able to upgrade.
    did u create UEFI USB with the Diagnostics dload section tool for that machine ?

    is the hdd completely dead ?
    check with find and mount to see if u can get the HP_TOOLS partition folder Bios it should have the .bin and .sig

    or get similar models CQ58 working hdd to get the files .. or make backup.bin with a USB SPI Programmer
     
  3. PSG4

    PSG4 MDL Novice

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    The computer was a Windows 8 Computer before the HDD died and it's giving off an audible click of death. I have plugged it into another computer and was not able to read anything but I can try to put it back in to see if I have any luck. The batter said REV: 169A-140. The only thing I can get the BIOS to do is a memory check and HDD check, but it is not able to find any bootable devices. Talk about bad luck the warranty expired last month and the HDD already died. Soon Compaq will be able to make their computers break the day after the warranty expires :p
     
  4. MasterUMC

    MasterUMC MDL Novice

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    If you can't get it to work, there are 3rd party BIOS repair places that charge 100 bucks for the repair. One of them is aqstech.com





     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    hes able to do mem test and hdd test..that means its loading EFI .. so he jut needs the bin and .sig ..which we cant get due to hdd broken.. and hp being SOBs they are they wont post the bios recovery.

    cant flash the .bin u have with USB SPI cause its encrypted.

    u need another model with same id under it
     
  6. PSG4

    PSG4 MDL Novice

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    OK I fixed it! The dead HDD worked somehow :/ I was able to restore the BIOS image form it and the computer works again. It's odd because the disk no longer boots and I was unable to extract anything from it as a second HDD, but apparently the HP_TOOLS partition was still in tact. Thanks for the help everyone!
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    try booting hirensbootcd.org and use findandmount on it to recover the files for new hdd.. in diagnostics of support page it lets u dload UEFI environment for HDD or usb.
    then u can put he Current folder in the Bios folder.