HP dx7400 flash mod bios dead

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by ericchak, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. ericchak

    ericchak MDL Junior Member

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    After flash the latest mod bios (V1.14 with SLIC2.1) and computer cannot move forward. When computer boot up, only HP blue screen (F9, F10... appear) then stop with a cursor flashing, press F10 - same - only cursor flashing, cannot go into bios set up.

    no sound bit, nothing, press Control + Home key - nothing, plug in USB flash with new bios image and boot again - same.

    looks like the boot block is still there (HP Blue screen still there) but cannot go forward, cannot get inside bios setup..etc.

    anybody help? tried the Award bios recovery method, nothing happen either USB drive or floppy drive.

    many thanks.
     
  2. doc

    doc MDL Novice

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    If this is a laptop, than remove the batterij, waite few minutes, put battery back. Try booting now.

    This could reset the bios to it's standard values.
     
  3. ericchak

    ericchak MDL Junior Member

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    it is a desktop, had removed the battery for whole date, set the cmos jumper to clear for whole day, same situation.
    thanks
     
  4. ericchak

    ericchak MDL Junior Member

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    Any help? it was a MSI 7352 with award bios, tried the award recovery method still not success. thanks
     
  5. ericchak

    ericchak MDL Junior Member

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    Finally got it recovered by SPI programming and only need few hardware and cable stuff.

    I also got a modded bios from Chinese site which finally worked for this board, it used ISA modding but I tried the latest Award tool which didn't allow using this method.

    here the file for working bios in case anybody need -

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/j3nhl9
     
  6. icegun

    icegun MDL Novice

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    Can you reupload that file? Thanks.
     
  7. Tahunasky

    Tahunasky MDL Junior Member

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    I have the same problem you had with the bios stuffing up when trying to flash a 2.1 slic..

    How did you fix it ?
    Do you have the 2.1 slic bios that you got from a chinese website ?
     
  8. ericchak

    ericchak MDL Junior Member

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  9. ericchak

    ericchak MDL Junior Member

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    I use SPI cable and use external bios chip to load the working bios when MB boot up then re-program the on board bios chip with working bios.

    there the drawing for the pin out of the board.
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/f3vc46
     
  10. mcbyte

    mcbyte MDL Junior Member

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    I downloaded the latest bios from HP website, and tried to use the AwardTool, and it said that the bios has already the SLIC 2.0 added using the Dynamic method, and I didn't continue as i don't want to mess things up.
    I downloaded the file from the Chinese website, and tried to open it with AwardTool, and this time it gives 2 warning, first one that there is a SLIC 2.1 added with the ISA method, then another one about SLIC 2.0 added with dynamic method, so does this file really contain 2 slics ??
     
  11. Tahunasky

    Tahunasky MDL Junior Member

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    #11 Tahunasky, May 11, 2011
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
    Can you tell me where you got the bios chip from.. i tried to program using a parrallel port programmer (spipgm2) and it doesnt work for some weird reason.. so next option is as u have done with chip.. any link would be a great help..
     
  12. ericchak

    ericchak MDL Junior Member

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    yes, it contained 2 slics and it worked for my win7
     
  13. ericchak

    ericchak MDL Junior Member

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  14. nori2nori

    nori2nori MDL Novice

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    Could you reupload the BIOS file of DX 7400? Many thanks.
     
  15. Karel Gott

    Karel Gott MDL Novice

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    Can you reupload that file? Thanks.
     
  16. nori2nori

    nori2nori MDL Novice

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    I'm still waiting for it. Thanks god.
     
  17. mtr2047

    mtr2047 MDL Novice

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    Please re-upload the work fine bios once, thank you!
     
  18. mtr2047

    mtr2047 MDL Novice

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    Your link is not work.
    Please help!
    Would you mind send slic 2.1 bios once again, thank you very much!!!!!
     
  19. Serg008

    Serg008 MDL BIOS/EFI Guru

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    #19 Serg008, Mar 14, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
    Latest bios for this PC - v1.14a http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=vc-64585-1

    try this mod:

    -Manufacturer: HP
    -Mb Model: Compaq dx7400 (ROM Family MS7352)
    -Bios version: 1.14A (sp40782.exe)
    -Bios Type: Award
    -Bios Download Link: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp40501-41000/sp40782.exe

    SLIC: HP 2.1
    SLP: HP
    Cert: HP
    Modded with AWARD SLIC Mod 1.52
    Mod method: ISA

    Modified Bios:
    HP Compaq dx7400_(MS7352)_1.14a-(sp40782)_HP21_ISA.rar
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/mk63ly

    Flash from DOS with manufacturer recommended Flash Utility.
    Flash original (non modified) bios at first !!!
    then, after reboot - flash modified bios.
    Please post results.
     
  20. mtr2047

    mtr2047 MDL Novice

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    Thank you for your sharing.....
    to be try once...