Flashing BIOS, no boot screen.

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by cocachris89, May 12, 2017.

  1. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I've got a Raspberry Pi 3 that I'm using to flash some BIOS files using flashrom and so far it has been working well.

    Today I've encountered something a bit odd. The computer is an old HP m9385a. I downloaded the latest bios file for HPs website, extracted using 7zip and inside there was the bios file called "nap5.27". I assumed this was the rom/bin file and flashed it before making a backup of the original (stupid mistake). I put the bios chip back in the computer and it turns on however nothing comes up on the screen.

    So my question is; Is nap5.27 the rom file or is it encapsulated?
     
  2. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Can anyone confirm if this file below is the bios file intended to be flashed?
     

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  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #3 LatinMcG, May 22, 2017
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    the roms you download sre sometimes incomplete by design as it updates only parts no whole chip.

    find a bios dump and flash it then use SLP marker tool to change serial n model info with NBDMiFit