insyde BIOS - compal NBLB2 by Notebookguru.de

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  1. letissier85

    letissier85 MDL Novice

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    Hi i'm marco from Italy. I'm new on this forum so i want to introduce myself.

    I purchased a notebook from notebookguru.de one year ago, it's based on a Compal NBLB2 notebook and the BIOS is from Insyde BIOS h2o.

    I saw there's an update on the official site of compal and i downloaded. It doesn't works in 64 bit evironment, then i tried on 32bit and it requires pure dos, then i created a bootable USB with the update inside, it's recognized but after that it fails, telling me the dimensions of the ROM don't correspond to what i have downloaded.

    Why? There's some possibilities to update from my version F0.3 to F10?

    Thank you all for your help
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Use AIDA64 to determine ur exact model, then pls post it :)
     
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  3. letissier85

    letissier85 MDL Novice

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    First of all, thank you for your help.

    This is what aida64 shows me:

    BIOS properties:

    Vendor: INSYDE
    Version: F.03
    Release Date 01/28/2010
    Size: 1536 KB
    Boot Device: Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM
    Capabilities: Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS
    Supported Standards: DMI, ACPI
    Expansion Capabilities: PCI, USB
    System BIOS Date: 01/28/10
    Video BIOS Date: 12/14/09

    BIOS manufacturer: Insyde Technology, Inc.

    MOTHERBOARD properties:

    Manufacturer: Compal
    Product: NBLB2
    Version: base board version
    Motherboard ID: <DMI>
    Motherboard name: compal NBLB2
    BUS type: Intel QPI

    If you think i should look for other infos, just tell me!
     
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  5. letissier85

    letissier85 MDL Novice

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    yes it is... but you know, i can't post external links because i've got less than 20 posts :)

    if you want to know exactly what the bios tells me when i'm tryin to upgrade, i ll do another test and i ll write down the message.
     
  6. letissier85

    letissier85 MDL Novice

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    this is what appears on my screen:


    Insyde flash Utility for InsydeH2O

    Version 1.3wBeta10

    Initializing

    Error: this ROM file isn't correct.

    Error: ROM size 21E000 Current BIOS size: 200000



    I've tried to upgrade at boot, with an USB drive (1GB) formatted in FAT with the HP formatting tool. I haven't possibility to use pendrives with less capacity.

    Any suggestion?
     
  7. en4rab

    en4rab MDL Novice

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    #7 en4rab, Oct 19, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011
    Are you running the flash.bat in the update, the command line in the batch file is:
    flas**t NBLBXF10.FD /ecb /all

    Some of the strings in the flas**t executable suggest that they have some sort of format where the bios and some other data are merged into one file which might explain why the file is larger than the program is expecting.
    The strings that make me thing its some odd merged file format are these:
    /ECB Flash EC (by applicaion) with BIOS (by IHISI)..
    /EOB Only flash BIOS when EC and bios are merge..

    If you arent using the flash.bat or the command line above to start the flash process try that and see if that sorts the error out.
    As an aside flas**t also seems to accept:
    /RH Read HDCP key..
    there appears to be a command to write this key too, and many other commands whose use i do not know
     
  8. letissier85

    letissier85 MDL Novice

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    as i said, i did a bootable usb pen, in which i added the files downloaded with the firmware. the command i execute at the boot is:

    c:\ flas**t.exe nblbxf10.fd /all

    where flas**t.exe is the utility for upgrade and nblbxf10.fd is the upgrade.

    Do you think that your command may damage my notebook? or is it safe to try?
     
  9. en4rab

    en4rab MDL Novice

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    the command i listed is what is in the flash.bat included with the bios update, just boot the usb pen and run flash.bat and it should work
     
  10. letissier85

    letissier85 MDL Novice

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    I did it!

    i executed the flash.bat file and the update started without problems.

    I can just thank you all, for your help, your attention and your sense of community!

    Thank you again!

    Marco
     
  11. letissier85

    letissier85 MDL Novice

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    Hi everybody again. Anyone of you knows if this bios allows the cpu replacement with a 940xm (55watt)?
     
  12. saevox

    saevox MDL Novice

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    Help

    Hate to bump up an old thread, but having this exact problem, i have the bios update downloaded, can anyone give me a step by step on how to do this?