Help Required to Rectify Bad Flash....

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  1. Grzyb

    Grzyb MDL Junior Member

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    #1 Grzyb, Jan 24, 2013
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    Hi Guys,

    In a bit of a "pickle"

    I have just flashed a Fujitsu Lifebook E8420 Laptop with a BIOS I modded myself & have "screwed" my Wife's Laptop....

    She is none too pleased with me as you may gather, I need your assistance in trying to restore, if I can the machine to a Working Laptop again!!!!! Before I end up being sent to the Dog House, the Dog will not be too pleased as well.....

    Can anyone assist?

    I have looked on the first page of this thread & most of the files mentioned are not available...

    Thanks to anyone who can help me!!!!!
     
  2. LatinMcG

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  3. Grzyb

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    Does NE1 Know what combination of keys are required for a "forced BIOS" Update on Fujitsu LifeBook? Really struggling here & getting major grief from the missus....

    Someone could prevent a Divorce!!!!!
     
  4. Recursion

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    I have FSC XA 3530 and my crisis recovery keys are FN-ESC when power-on and a usb-stick with the crisis recovery disk in usb port. You need an original crisis recovery disk to recover. Also when you power-on with the keys pressed you will see the usb disk blinking. It took about 10-20 min to recover and the bios reboot itself. Do not reboot your box on your own. I would recommend to wait until the recovery is full and the bios reboot itself. Good Luck!
     
  5. Grzyb

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    "You need an original crisis recovery disk to recover".....

    Did Fujitsu provide you with one or did you download it from somewhere....

    Thanks for your help.....
     
  6. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    get the bios y running the file and go to %temp% then find the newest folder.. its in it.
    (in apple OS X at moment cant run exe)
     
  7. Grzyb

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    Sorry, But I don't understand. Run What File? The download link that you so kindly provided, only contained 1 exe file, FlashAid.exe, when I tried running that it said that I had to use another method as that was not supported, so a little bit confused....??

    TIA
     
  8. Recursion

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    #9 Recursion, Jan 25, 2013
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    No. The laptop comes with a paper written thats it's a great product. I know about crisis recovery from this forum. Personally I use wincrisis for usb sticks. There is also crisis for floppy.
     
  9. LatinMcG

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    #10 LatinMcG, Jan 25, 2013
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    the other version bios i didnt upload.

    hmm i just noticed i might have grabbed wrong model 8420 not 8240.. that i cant find a page for.

    i think Yen is the best candidate as pc seems to be from asian market. i cant read the pages.. or find them (bios download page ?)
    he is also good at cutting platform data to make .bin for a SPI programmer.
     
  10. Grzyb

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    Hi Sorry,

    My Mistake in the OP....

    You are correct, Product: LIFEBOOK E8420 (NVidia Gfx)
     
  11. LatinMcG

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    #12 LatinMcG, Jan 25, 2013
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  12. Grzyb

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    Thank You, I have seen this thread....Unfortunately too late for me as I had already flashed the BIOS, Looks like I am in the same predicament as the OP, I have PM'd Phiber2000 to see what steps he took to recover his Original E8420, hopefully he will be kind enough to provide me with some useful tips....

    He Wrote this....

    Have yet to locate a description of the recovery process in the recovery thread, have not read them all, but I might have to!!!!!
     
  13. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    his profile says hes been active so id pm him

    Last Activity 12 Dec 2012 05:23
     
  14. Grzyb

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    Snap...Have already done so.......
     
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    try a different version.

    try adding the second file.

    nvidia gfx raises red warnings.. chipset issue with no video.. not bios.
     
  17. Grzyb

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    Where do you see the nvidia gfx Red Warnings?
     
  18. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    go to youtube and type nvidia reflow