Changing ACER logo in boot screen in BIOS

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  1. kitaioza

    kitaioza MDL Novice

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    I bought a laptop ACER Travelmate 2410 (PhoenixBios 1.09). There is an ugly ACER logo on bootscreen. I dicabled logo, but black screen when boot is ugly too..... so i decided to change logo.

    I downloaded Phoenix Bios Editor Pro 2.2.0.1. What`ll i do now? Where`ll take RAM or WPH files? What are the requirements to the logo? How can i build BIOS?

    Please, help or give link to tutorial. Sorry if this topic is already discussed. I couldn`t fing normal tutorial in the Web. Sorry also for my English :)
     
  2. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    #2 petar, Jun 9, 2008
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    Read here first:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/378

    And after that if have any questions I can help you.
    But be aware that PBE sometimes doesnt decompress or rebuild the bios properly and you may end up with bricked borad.

    If you want, I can change it for you and double check the decompresion and rebuilding process.
    But it will be the first time for me changing a logo, although I've done some bios mods before.

    If you want to continue this way, please provide me with the logo you want to be added.
    Look for a DOS flashing image from the manufacturers site if there is one, couse flashing under windows is very risky.
    By the way if you want I can add a SLIC in the bios while modding it...:D
     
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  3. kitaioza

    kitaioza MDL Novice

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    Man, you have frightened me. So, if i have some trouble with Bios, laptop will be broken? Shall i be able to repair it by myself in that case?
     
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    petar MDL Expert

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    #4 petar, Jun 9, 2008
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    Yes it is posible to recover by your self.
    Look at this thread:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/2105
     
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  5. kitaioza

    kitaioza MDL Novice

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    thank you very much!
    I read all that topics and came to the conclusion...

    Can you
    ????

    If yes, what is the image format needed? I mean size, number of colours? You wrote about DOS flashing image, but i don`t finally understood what did you mean...mb thats coz i`m noob, mb coz of my English)
     
  6. petar

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    Manufacturers provide a set of tools to lash from DOS or Windows.
    I called them a image becouse in many cases you only have to click on the DOS flashing tools to create a DOS flashing floppy comlete with the tools and the bios file needed for the flash proces.

    Once you unpack your bios with PBE you can find the bios files extracted in the temp directory of PBE located in program files.
    There you can find the images that are responsable for creating the logo.
    You will have to make them exact size as the original ones.
    Size in pixels, compresion, format and in bytes must match.
     
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    kitaioza MDL Novice

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    1) I bought this laptop not new and now i have no any drivers or utilities from manufacturer. What tools shall I use? Are there any specific tools to get bios and edit it - exept PBE pro? How can i get RAM or WPH file to use PBE?

    2) Can you advise what programs shall I use to make same images in compression and size? Cuz pixels-format-etc can be made through graphic programmes, ok, i understand it. But what about compression and size?

    thank you!
     
  8. petar

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    1. PBE recognizes both ROM and WPH files and not RAM.
    The extension realy deosn meter, you can even click on show all files while browsing for the bios and open it again with no problems.

    2. I would use photoshop, couse it is capble to do almost anything with any kind of picture.
    The size and compresion can be specifyed in photoshop, and you can also see the originals picture propereties as well.
     
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  9. kitaioza

    kitaioza MDL Novice

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    Yes, ROM, sorry)))

    But can you describe me: i installed PBE. But i have no files .ROM or .WPH on my HDD, in folders, etc. How can i get it? What do i mean
     
  10. petar

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    ROM or WPH file is the bios file it self.
    As I said in my previous post manufacturers usualy provide their customers with image file which has to be extracted.
    Inside the bios image flashing file you have downloaded form the maufacturer you can find the bios.wph file.
    If you want provide me with a download link and I will extract the files for you.

    Note. Excuse my speling...it is image not imige.
    I wrote bios.wph, the name can be deferent.
     
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  11. kitaioza

    kitaioza MDL Novice

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    ok i will try to download bios from acer website. I thought just that i need to take bios from my motherboard)
    thanks for patience)
     
  12. petar

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    You can get the bios out of your board, but it is safer when you get it from the manufacturer.
     
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    kitaioza MDL Novice

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    Ok i downloaded PhoenixBios 1.13 (i get 1.09, i think it`s better to get newer one?). Remaking the logo...
     
  14. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    I dont htink that the logo will br changed at all.
    You dont need to flash to the newer version unless there is a need to do that.(to resolve some issue for exemple..)
     
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    kitaioza MDL Novice

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    man, i opened "splash screen" window and i see "palette". Is this "palette" fixed? If so, does it mean that i need to use fixed palette colours?
     
  16. kitaioza

    kitaioza MDL Novice

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    ok i downloaded old bios 1.09
     
  17. petar

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    I cant understand you clearly...
    Please upload somewhere the file you have downloaded so I can see what do you mean...
     
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    #20 Yen, Jun 10, 2008
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    Brief instructions:

    -download your bios for ACER Travelmate 2410 (PhoenixBios 1.09) at Acer support.

    -expand it (if needed) locate the *.wph or *.rom

    -open it with PBE, get your expanded logo at PBE'S temp folder, have a look what format it is.

    -get your desired new logo and fit the format if needed.

    -exchange it and rebuild the bios, check for errors.
    I'll have a closer look at it when I'm at home again......
     
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