HP Pavilion dm4 - 1160us bios 01433.bin

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  1. SIcmart

    SIcmart MDL Novice

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    Hey all,

    I'm new here. Basically, I don't want a mod. My dad did a bad flash update and now his lappy is bricked. I was wondering if someone with the same laptop ( HP Pavilion dm4 - 1160us ) would find it in their heart to go their HP_TOOLS partition and take 01433.bin file from the "Current" folder and upload it.

    I can't find the .bin file anywhere else because 1) I've deleted the HP_TOOLS partition a while ago. 2) The BIOS update available on HP's website contains an unconvertable ( if that's a word ) 01433.FD file.

    Thanks in advance,

    JB
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #2 LatinMcG, Mar 26, 2012
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    .FD says its Insyde bios.. look into undocumented Insyde recovery methods thread?

    i used Phoenix EFI mod tool and it DECrypted the FD.. try converting this one?
    http://www.mediafire.com/?r5mub3pc7au0xjj
    remove the.DEC from name .FD.DEC

    recovery file location\name
    HEWLETT-PACKARD\BIOS\Current\01433.bin
     
  3. SIcmart

    SIcmart MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your help, but I deleted the recovery partition. I was hoping someone could upload the .bin file because that's all that the "HP_TOOLS" usb stick recovery method will take for this laptop. But I will still try the one you uploaded.

    Thanks again,

    JB
     
  4. SIcmart

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    Unfortunately the file didn't work =/

    Not sure where to go from here. HP is absolutely no help, I regret buying one of their products.
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #5 LatinMcG, Mar 27, 2012
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    http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-HP-dm4t-BIOS-Mod-Request
    i can try to request that file see if he can repost it.

    maybe if we look for whitelist on forums we find the file?

    have u tried renaming it to 01433.BIN ? and placing in it fat formated in the folders specified for recovery?

    also
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-...overy-using-usb-thumbdrive-6.html#post5055420
    [FDFile]
    FileName=01433.fd

    [Platform_Check]
    Flag=2
    PlatformName1=1435
    PlatformName2=1469
    PlatformName3=146A
    PlatformName4=146B
    PlatformName5=146C
    PlatformName6=1602
    PlatformName7=1603
    PlatformName8=162E
    PlatformName9=162F
     
  6. SIcmart

    SIcmart MDL Novice

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    Yeah I've seen that thread before but like you said, the link is dead.

    I tried renaming it to .BIN and putting it in the appropriate folders but that didn't work, probably because it's RSA signed, and as the other thread mentioned, the FD file is a weird 2.3 MB, but the .BIN file that would normally be backed up is 2 MB.

    As for the platform, I tried renaming to 1603 ( Platform 7 ) because that's is listed on the underside of the laptop, so I figured it would be my best bet, but no luck so far.

    It would be great if we could get him to re-upload the file, or if I could fine one that's modded, don't really care haha just trying to get it up and running again.

    Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it!

    JB
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #7 LatinMcG, Mar 27, 2012
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    i think this one wont requre usb floppy due to it being EFI (newer tech for recovery)
    tried key combo of: WIn X or WIn B with no battery, no power hold keys down before plugin ac power only.

    lol look what i found at hp site
    "To resolve a BIOS error, you should run the HP Support Assistant (for Vista and Windows 7) to check the computer for the latest BIOS and other issues.

    Go to the www.hp.com/go/helpandsupport web page to download and install the latest version of HP Support Assistant.
    Launch HP Support Assistant, select Maintain , select Tune up , and then click Start Tune-up . Complete all recommended actions."

    how are u gona boot to do that ?

    look at this .sig missing
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...equests/page39?p=355521&viewfull=1#post355521
    also
    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01670688&lang=en&cc=us
    and usb should be named HP_TOOLS:
    or try HP_RECOVERY
    \HEWLETT-PACKARD\BIOS\Previous\01433.bin
    \HEWLETT-PACKARD\BIOS\Current\01433.bin
    \HEWLETT-PACKARD\BIOS\New\01433.bin

    There are three folders: Previous, Current, New
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...tions-mod-requests/page37?p=354600#post354600
     
  8. SIcmart

    SIcmart MDL Novice

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    haha yeah HP tech support is nothing more than a joke!

    I tried Windows + B and X, and I've named everything correctly on the USB.

    But I'll have to read more about the .SIG file. I doubt I could just duplicate the file I have and rename it to .sig and stick in on the USB drive too, but I'll try anything at this point.

    I wish the link on that other thread wasn't dead =/ that would bring me one step closer haha

    Thanks again,

    JB
     
  9. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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  10. SIcmart

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    yep I used the tool already =/

    so basically, I need to find the .bin file (2 MB) and the .sig file from somewhere, agreed?

    Thanks again,

    Justin
     
  11. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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  12. SIcmart

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    well thanks for your help

    but ahhhh I still can't find the .bin file! I've been searching for over a week, but I won't give up!

    Please if anyone can post it!!

    --Justin
     
  13. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #13 LatinMcG, Apr 2, 2012
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    make a list of known models to use same SP#### that should have the 01433.BIN for F.27 or older.

    Compaq Presario CQ32 Notebook PCSeries
    HP G32 Notebook PC
    HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook PC Series
    HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook PC Series

    i know a laptop repair shop that might have one.. i can boot linux and upload to mediafire.
     
  14. SIcmart

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    That would be great. I've looked at the SP files for the laptops you listed and they're all still.FD files. I even tried a few of them, but they still don't work. I'll see if I can add to the list. I'll have to find a friend with one of those laptops.

    thanks again,

    Justin
     
  15. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #15 LatinMcG, Apr 3, 2012
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    from what i read renaming to .bin works.. maybe u need to have old, current and new folders made in usb.. and name the usb HP_TOOLS or HP_RESTORE
    with all 3 folders inside. both containing all the names in the ini file ...bin ?

    have u tried all 4 arrow keys pressed and plug in ac power holding them then power on to force recovery usb ? (no battery)
    or win x keys

    try older version bios.
     
  16. kosmo42o

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    I got same problem with sisters laptop.. I can't get it to force recovery only thing is wifi light on and the caps lock keeps blinking
     
  17. SOCRATE_MMXII

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    Yesterday I bricked my HP laptop and I made a successful recovery following the next steps described also in the link above posted by LatinMcG. ;)
    First download this file: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp56001-56500/sp56058.exe (it's your laptop BIOS F27), extract the exe using 7-zip and then download HP Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Support Environment. Last download PhoenixTool v2.09 and the just follow the next steps:


    1. Find the "HP Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Support Environment" for your laptop model from the HP website.
    2. Execute this under windows and create a HP_TOOLS UEFI boot usb stick.
    3. If you can, on your laptop find the "System Board ID" in the bios. (should be a number)
    4. Obtain the latest BIOS update for your laptop
    5. Run phoenixtool on the bios you wish to recover.
      - If you have multiple .bin files, pick the one with the number closest to the number from step 3.
    6. You will get two files from phoenixtool...
      - RSA.SIG
      - <BIOS>F<VERSION>.bin.DEC
    7. Place both of these files on the usb stick at Hewlett-Packard/Bios/Current
      - RSA.SIG -> <BIOS>.SIG
      - <BIOS>F<VERSION>.bin.DEC -> <BIOS>.BIN
      For example:
      - 03453F12.bin.DEC -> 03453.BIN
      - RSA.SIG -> 03453.SIG
    8. Shut down your laptop, plug the USB stick, hold win + B and power on.
    9. Wait for the system bios to flash.
     
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