Bricked HP HDX 9430 after BIOS update

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by leonyde, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. leonyde

    leonyde MDL Novice

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    leonyde MDL Novice

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    I have the Nvdia one, so I unpacked the file from NV.cab.

    I have tried with 68DVD.bin and 68DVD.sig both on the drive, but I don't remember if I tried Rom.bin + Rom.sig (I will try now...)
     
  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    u can reflash it with spipgm from rayer cz site.. its SPI
     
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  5. leonyde

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    Thanks, did not know about the SMC.BIN! I just tried, it didn't work.
    BUT the stick is not accessed at all when I start with WIN+B, although it does check the floppy when it's here... strange...

    I was wondering if it would work from the hard drive directly, I could try to take out my HDD put in another laptop and re-create that partition...


    "In order to initiate this BIOS recovery, "Window Key + B" must be pressed during powering on the system. BIOS recovery can be manually forced by pressing and holding the 4 arrow keys and pressing the power button."

    Also, I am not sure to understand that four arrow keys things - everywhere it's mentioned with WIN+B... is it something to do after WIN+B? or is it just a possible method LIKE WIN+B?
     
  6. leonyde

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    Yes I was looking into that option, but I'd still prefer to avoid it - not to take any risk of damaging the motherboard...
     
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  8. LatinMcG

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    from link i posted only floppy works
     
  9. leonyde

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    Well after trying many things I decided to try to flash the chip myself and un-solder it from the motherboard... This was an epic fail, I damaged the MB pins and the chip :weeping:

    I think there is still hope if I order a replacement BIOS, but I will try to find a specialist to do the soldering part and fix my mistakes...