Easy request please help

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by badab, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. badab

    badab MDL Novice

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    I have a hopefully very easy request.

    Just one change.


    Take this bios files and change the internal revision(system date) date from 07/07/2006 to 12/21/2010 or some other newer date within a few years of now.

    I am working on getting on with convergys@home and they will not support pc's 6yrs old or more and their test pulls up this "07/07/2006" and fails. I have upgraded this old D8400 so that it passes all their tests but this one.

    please help a brother out and at the very least point me to the proper tool to mod this one myself. its an older one but all my old utils are long gone.

    System Date
    Unfortunately we are unable to support PC's with a manufactured date older than six years.


    ftp1.us.dell.com/bios/d8400a09.exe

    thanks alot
    badab
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #2 LatinMcG, Sep 1, 2012
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    probably easier if u get a g41m mobo for 55$

    try this ( i found the date in 02_2.rom) i added slic and chcked in advanced .. allow modification of other modules then i hex edited the 06 to 10
    http://www.mediafire.com/?8dis8hc6bbi019j
     
  3. badab

    badab MDL Novice

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    yeah that doesn't help though broke obviously looking for work. Can't afford a new system now.

    how hard is it to change a string A09 7/7/06 to A09 12/21/2010? at least point me to the older tools to do it myself.
     
  4. badab

    badab MDL Novice

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    Thanks a lot now to build a rescue drive. The slic bits won't brick this board will it? trying to be safe cant afford to kill this puter just now.
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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