Extracting bios for hardware flash

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by ytsoc, May 22, 2014.

  1. ytsoc

    ytsoc MDL Novice

    May 22, 2014
    Hello, i apologise if this has been debated before.
    Here's my problem, my bios died doesn't matter how , but it can't be recovered via a usb stick or other easy methods.
    The only way i can do it is to write the memory via a eeprom programmer.
    The problem is i don't have the file that i need to write.
    If i download it from toshiba's site(insyde bios) and extract the installer i get a .fd file that doesn't have the same size as the memory on the motherboard, so i asume i have to somehow extract a file from that .fd file?
  2. Galileo Figaro

    Galileo Figaro MDL Junior Member

    Sep 6, 2010
    If you provide us with the exact model name of your computer maybe someone with a similar computer could extract it for you?
  3. ytsoc

    ytsoc MDL Novice

    May 22, 2014
    thanks for your reply, i was interested if there is a way to extract it from the upgrade provided by the manufacturer as i came across a few laptops that i think had corrupt bios
  4. Yen

    Yen Admin
    Staff Member

    May 6, 2007
    How should someone be able to help you without pointing to the .fd file / update??? Please post a link to and also post your correct model and SPI chip size.
    Use h x x p://
    (Normally the range to be programmed can be cut out from the fd with an hexeditor)....
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