questions about GATEWAY-MX6961-77.12-DELL_SLIC21_DELL_SLP any advice

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by studio, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. studio

    studio MDL Member

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    hello all i need a little help. i grabed GATEWAY-MX6961-77.12-DELL_SLIC21_DELL_SLP.rar for my ML6231 gateway. when i unrar the file i have the following.

    7712.EXE
    7712.BIN
    7712.log
    7712.lst
    7712.txt
    7712.WPH
    BIOSCOD01.ROM
    BIOSCOD01_SLIC.ROM
    Information About Your Bios.txt
    read_me.txt
    readme.txt

    the normal bios from gateway uses the 7712.EXE for flashing do i do the same for this bios ?

    i ask this because after i flash with 7712.EXE and i check my tables it shows still as a GATEWAY making me think that it was not flashed with a moded bios.

    do i need to flash it a diffrent way ?
    sorry for my post if this was posted before any help would be great thanks
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Looks like it was done with an experimental tool. Not intended for this for sure.

    Please flash to original and wait for proper mod.
     
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  3. studio

    studio MDL Member

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    #3 studio, Jul 28, 2009
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    hmmm now that i look at it the MX6961 is not in the same family of boards so maybe that is why that is not working
     
  4. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Its phoenix and these are temperamental. we are working on a tool to help, but it is not ready. Until then manual mods only and they take a lot of time and effort to be right. Some still brick. Phoenix bios are a great risk.

    You need to know this. They are much, much more risky than Award and AMI..

    Yen has some very good tools and methods, and some of us are still trying to be proficient with them. There are only a few (less than 4) people doing phoenix mods. Please be patient..

    There is no auto tool yet..
     
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  5. studio

    studio MDL Member

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    bricking is not a problem as i found this laptop has the recovery bios on it and can just boot off a usb floppy and re flash the unit back so bring on the mods :)

    but till then i will keep the unit with the normal stock bios

    thanks again for your help
     
  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    You have to believe..it is still possible for dead board..I have seen it.

    I just want you to know..:D

    Do you have a link to the bios update??
     
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    studio MDL Member

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    i would not be surprised today i thought my unit was dead. BLACK SCREEN was not fun. till i got the unit booting again with the recovery bios cysis thing :)