Problem with Toshiba Satellite L350D - Slic info blank after flashing modded bios

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Spyd, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Spyd

    Spyd MDL Novice

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    I'm trying to mod the bios for the Toshiba Satellite L350D. I'm using the Phoenix tool 1.28, and the bios is an Insyde bios, version 1.70.
    I followed these steps:
    • Updated the bios to 1.70 using the official update
    • Installed the RW report version 1.4.7
    • Selected the ACPI tables, Ctrl+F2 to save, filename unmodified.
    • Stored both the original bios and the rw report on a folder named "original"
    • Opened the original bios using the Phoenix Tool, and look for the exact name for the existing 2.0 slic from toshiba (it's TOSINV)
    • Used the SLIC 2.1 bins 7zip file from date 3-22-10 and extracted to a folder the TOSINV slic and certificate files.
    • Used the 2.1 TOSINV slic file, and the rw report file on the Phoenix Tool, verified the certificate (verification was Ok)
    • Without modifying any more options, I generated the SLIC bios. The file was created Ok, then I moved the SLIC bios to a folder named "Mod". I renamed the file to its original filename (so the flash utility finds the file).
    • I modified the platform.ini file for the InsydeFlash utility to enable interactive (manual) mode. (The original configuration prevented me to flash the same or older bios versions)
    • I flashed the bios, I installed the certificate, I used a serial number; but Windows does not activate.
    • I used the rw report program to look at the SLIC on the bios, and while there is a TOSINV slic, all the data of that slic is blank. I saved this report to the "Mod" folder
    • I tried to flash from DOS, I tried playing with the settings in the "Rom protection list" page from the InsydeFlash utility, nothing worked.
    • If I open the modded bios from the Phoenix Tool, it says that the SLIC 2.1 is vallid, but I don't know if this checks the integrity of the SLIC of it only cheks if it exists.
    • I packed the original bios and rw report, and my modded bios and the resulting rw report, the SLIC bin file and the certificate on the RAR file that can be downloaded from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?zzoz0zbnjdd
    I don't now what to do from here. I will thank any ideas of what's next to try.
     
  2. Spyd

    Spyd MDL Novice

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    Sorry for bumping the thread, but I'm somewhat desperate for a solution to my problem...
     
  3. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    We have seen this in the past, and I am not aware of any correction for the problem. Toshiba seems to be the only affected to my knowledge. This has been discussed quite a bit in the forums. Maybe try to flash with FLAs**t from DOS..Use the FLAs**t Bios.fd /ALL format..

    Good luck, but you are not the only one with this problem...
     
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  4. dardan

    dardan MDL Novice

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    #4 dardan, May 20, 2011
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    Just go at the website of toshiba and take bios1.80 for satellite l350d and it works :)
     
  5. livinginswva

    livinginswva MDL Member

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    looked at toshiba's website, could not find a 350d, found a 305d
     
  6. dardan

    dardan MDL Novice

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    here is the link "hxxp://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/bios-20091104115517.zip"
    replase hxxp by http
     
  7. dardan

    dardan MDL Novice

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    tell me if it works
     
  8. dardan

    dardan MDL Novice

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    send me a mail to dardan.shatri (at) gmail.com i can show u how if u r trying to validate ur microsofts**ts
     
  9. Spyd

    Spyd MDL Novice

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    If you go to the Toshiba's support website for the L350D, you have to select one of four model numbers. Mine (PSLE0E) only shows 1.70-WIN as the lastest supported bios version. PSLE8E and PSLE4E both show 1.80-WIN.
    Which model number is yours?
    I can't afford to flash 1.80 and brick that notebook because there's an incompatibility.

    But as some time has passed since I first tried to slic that BIOS, I'll try again from the start.

    I'll post my findings here.
     
  10. Spyd

    Spyd MDL Novice

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    Ok. My findings are:
    • The Phoenix Tool (1.84) can't add the SLP in any of the three methods.
    • Without any SLP, the tool seems to work.
    • After flashing, I checked with the "SLIC TookKIt 3.2"; the XSDT, PubKey and RSDT strings still are the original ones, but the marker is the new one. (No wonder why it doesn't work)
    So, or the Phoenix Tool isn't modifying the bios well, or the flash utility isn't flashing the file correctly.

    Then I downloaded the 1.80 bios, and (surprise) it comes with a 2.1 SLIC. Can it be that the two model numbers that are "1.80 compatible" are just the same as the other two but came with Windows 7?
     
  11. Spyd

    Spyd MDL Novice

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    Ok, I killed the notebook.

    The 1.80 bios IS NOT COMPATIBLE with my notebook. Now to look if there's a way to go back to the previous bios.