[NEED HELP] HP EliteBook 8440p BIOS Information lost (BIOS Configuration ID Needed) !

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  1. tomay3000

    tomay3000 MDL Member

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    #1 tomay3000, Jul 8, 2015
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    I have an HP EliteBook 8440p which lost all its BIOS information (SN, PN, SKU, Config Id, UUID, ...), by a crisis BIOS flash, then it started showing me "System Board OOA Product Information Not Valid" on each boot.
    I am trying to restore its information using HPSet146.exe, but I have a little problem: All the info in the back of the notebook has gone (cleared, not visible), & I have no clue what should I chose for the BIOS information (SN, PN, SKU, Config Id, UUID, ...).

    Help me please. :worthy:

    EDIT: Attachments uploaded.

    Thank you for your understanding.



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  2. tomay3000

    tomay3000 MDL Member

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    Thank you, I already have seen that post.
    I think that the most important information is the Config ID (25 hex chars), I think that the BIOS is rejecting HPSET146.exe (HP DMI Edit) modifications after each reboot because of a wrong Config ID
    SN can be set to 0000000000
    UUID can be set to FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
    Config ID ?????????????????????????
     
  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #4 LatinMcG, Jul 8, 2015
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    did you look under memory sticks on board ?

    all i know about the id meanings.. there is more info out there.
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...e-Update-Utilities/page62?p=741373#post741373

    ask if he got it working http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...ilities/page76?p=967813&viewfull=1#post967813

    or him
    cheat sovannpecheth 15 April 2015 at 04:15
    Very thank bro, it's working good on my laptop HP elitebook 8440p...

    https://plus.google.com/110351844029358968265/posts

    or ask the 8440p user group at notebookforum
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/hp-elitebook-8440p-w-owners-lounge.475788/
     
  4. tomay3000

    tomay3000 MDL Member

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    #5 tomay3000, Jul 8, 2015
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    It is clear now, (it is too late), Every body who have updated the BIOS to the Version: F.50 (8 Jul 2014) will face this issue.
    take a look at this page: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=4095874&swItemId=ob_135437_1&swEnvOid=4060#tab-history

    it says:
    There is no possible way to downgrade, and there is no compatible NbDmiFit for this version yet.

    The only possible way to downgrade is via EEPROM PROGRAMER & HP EliteBook 8440p volunteer to dump its BIOS prior to version F.50
    Conclusion : F**k you HP.
     
  5. Mazzif

    Mazzif Elitebook Pwner

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    Config ID can be set to all Zeros (14 or 25 depending on model). This is a common problem, but zeroing out the config ID is OK. It was more for vendors and OS specific features.
     
  6. tomay3000

    tomay3000 MDL Member

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    #7 tomay3000, Jul 14, 2015
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    non of the 25, 14 nor 17 zeros of the Config ID has worked.
    as you can see in the screenshots it tells me: "System board successfully programmed", and after a reboot, the system re-reboots for the second time (on the screen hp logo), and all the data will be lost again, as nothing happened.