[Help] Dell Insyde XPS 14 L421x flash without battery

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  1. suckithard

    suckithard MDL Novice

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    I have a Dell XPS 14 (L421x) and the battery is dead.

    I need to flash the BIOS to fix this, but it refuses to flash if the battery is less than 10%. Is there anyway to bypass this? (I've tried the common method of /foceit but that doesn't work on this bios flasher)

    dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=PX37T&fileId=3335209498&osCode=WT64A&productCode=xps-14-l421x&languageCode=EN&categoryId=BI


    Thanks.
     
  2. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    Other than buy a new battery? Nope.
     
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  3. suckithard

    suckithard MDL Novice

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    Crap. So there is no way to modify it or make it ignore the "BatteryCheck=1" flag?
     
  4. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    Unfortunately, no. :(
     
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  5. Serg008

    Serg008 MDL BIOS/EFI Guru

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    try these https://www.sendspace.com/file/dmm1jg

    (L421XA16W.exe - original bios from Dell )
     
  6. suckithard

    suckithard MDL Novice

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    thanks. I downloaded it and I see three folders. What does the Var1 and Var2 mean??
     
  7. Serg008

    Serg008 MDL BIOS/EFI Guru

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    Original - original bios from Dell
    Variant1 - unpacked original bios with platform.ini corrected
    Variant2 - unpacked bios with platform.ini and isflash.bin corrected