Insyde BIOS MobilePro 4.20.10 (HQD70) on Acer Aspire 9500 - Change Boot Logo at least

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    If its any help, here are the RW Everything ACPI Tables :

    *ttp://w*w.datafilehost.com/download-332012ff.html
     
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    I recently revived this old Laptop with Windows 8.1 Pro x32 and like to bump this, as Im still interested in a BIOS Mod.

    Acer Aspire 9500 (Modell DQ70).
    Mainboard: Compal Stork (Chipset i915PM/GM, Southbridge 82801FBM (ICH6-M)
    Pentium M 760 @ 2 GHz
    Insyde Software MobilePRO Version 4.20.10, using the "Acer HQD70" Bios 1.60. (512kb)
    Right after startup it additionally says "Insyde ACPI Bios 4.20.09" short before initialising the HDD and the CD-Rom.

    I made a backup of the 1.60 using the "Universal BIOS Backup ToolKit 2.0" but couldnt open it.

    I downloaded the 1.70 : (cant post links yet)

    h**p://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_v1.70.zip?acerid=633643257974888117&Step1=Not ebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%209500&OS=X01&LC=d e&BC=Acer&SC=EMEA_8



    No tool can open this ROM either. (Andy's Tool, Phoenix Bios Editor Pro etc.)


    There is no sign of LZMA or any other compression method, when viewing the ROM in a hex editor

    I then extracted the winflash.exe and the platform.ini does not have the line "MODEL="

    What to do next ?
    Any additonal info is welcome.
     
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    Are there any new achievements regarding Insyde modding this BIOS that I might have missed ?
     
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    These are early implementations of Insyde firmware where they didn't use EFI compatible structure... most of the thing is undocumented.

    o_O
     
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    1. Most of the guide you'll find online are applicable for newer Insyde firmware.
    2. donovan6000 is a member of MDL too.
     
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    #9 itsmemario1, Nov 29, 2016
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    Its not working with my Insyde BIOS, so good luck to everyone else from 2004.
     
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