Compal IFL90 Bios Mod: All results here!

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  1. Yen

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    Have you tried to flash "E" with the additional /BBL command?
    Please tell me your command line you used for flash. It seems that it matters what commands were used.
    That bios is picky! The mod "d" was made with the SLP tool and has got a wrong checksum .....tsstsstsss..May be PBE got a problem to rebuild bios as well. I'll try something else when I'm back......

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  3. naddie

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    #23 naddie, Nov 20, 2007
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    I used this to flash:

    PHLASH16 BIOS.WPH /X /MODE=3 /BBL /PF=SLP2

    I will try F when I get back home.
     
  4. naddie

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    F is a no go. :(

    And I'm still using the /BBL and /PF=SLP2
     
  5. Yen

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    #25 Yen, Nov 21, 2007
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    What do you mean "no go"? Black screen? Boots up but no SLIC?
    If a mod allows to boot I need the AcpiScope report to go into the right direction!

    I asume it caused a black screen! It seems there is only one mod that runs. But it has got a wrong oem ID.....

    Please retry to flash mod "F" again without the /PF=SLP2 command
    (PHLASH16 BIOS.WPH /X /MODE=3 /BBL)

    After that please report. We need a working bios mod that allows to boot.


    Never heard of a bios that was so sensible. This is important to know. Haxxa flashed before a mod with this command and it was the first one that worked. (unfortunately there was no SLIC)

    After that he flashed THE SAME MOD with PHLASH16 BIOS.WPH /X /MODE=3 /PF=SLP2
    (unfortunately there was a SLIC BUT the wrong OEM!!)

    So I merged the commands, this was probably not the best idea.


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    When I mean a no-go, I mean it just gives a black screen.

    So I should try without the /PF=SLP20 (just the BBL)?

    Not sure where to get and how to run APCIscope.
     
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    I tried it without the PF-SLP2 and just BBL, and it still acted the same (black screen).
     
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  10. naddie

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    So what you are saying is that you replaced the BIOS.WPH file int he Crisis disk with the F mod, and it just flashed it as if you were in a crisis? And it worked?

    Amazing! Freaking amazing!
     
  11. naddie

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    By golly, that worked! Thanks for trying that out, Tyrox! And thanks to Yen for not giving up!
     
  12. darkarrow

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    Would it be possible to achieve the same result by using following commands from an usb-stick?

    EEPROM W E8 E8 'FF'
    phlash16 ift00110.t01 /x /mode=3

    This is what the bat-file of the crysis tool contains.
     
  13. naddie

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    The crisis disk does not have a batch file, so no one knows how it flashes.
     
  14. darkarrow

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    I found this in the update folder which came with the crysis package, perhaps it's the same command as the image has but with an updated program or bios perhaps. I don't know for sure but maybe the eeprom command makes the bios flash right? :)
     
  15. Yen

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    I'm trying to figure out why it worked and what is different.

    From a USB stick:

    Copy the ORIGINAL bios, phlash16 and the minidos.sys driver on it.
    Try to recover it by using the usual steps. Plug in the USB stick into the upper right USB port. After you've managed it to work, replace it with the modded one (keep the filename of the original recovery bios).

    If it's not working you can try to make a bootable usb pen drive with the usb disk storage format tool. (google for it)

    IMO the recovery procedure executes a special flash code, which allows to write ALL parts of the bios.

    From where have you got this command (EEPROM W E8 E8 'FF') ?

    I don't know that command.

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    I found this code in a .bat file in a folder called 'update' in the archive where also the crysis-image was. I tought it was meant to replace the original files on the disk. So maybe the eeprom causes the bios to accept the oem-change, not sure tough.
     
  17. darkarrow

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    Nevermind, it's meant to change the bios logo, sorry for the misunderstanding :)
     
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    #39 Tyrox, Nov 24, 2007
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