Samsung BIOS Update failed

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  1. LeonJasper

    LeonJasper MDL Novice

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    #1 LeonJasper, May 2, 2015
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    Hello community,
    My Samsung np305e7a crashed during a bios update with the SW-Tool (Samsung's driver tool).
    Since this crash, all I get is a black screen. I tried a cmos reset, but didn't help. I did read a lot about bios flashing and I wanted to proceed similar to a Phoenix BIOS Recovery.
    My main Problem is, that there is no BIOS data for my Samsung, all i could find was the BIOSUpdate.exe but it seems for me that this .exe is just downloading the specific needed BIOS data for each Samsung (I opened it with 7zip but couldn't find anything).

    Does anyone know how to get the .whp files i need?
    The only solution i can figure out, is find somebody with the same Samsung model, download the BIOSUpdate.exe on this Laptop, start it but don't run it through and get the image I need from the Temp-folder.

    thanks in advance

    UPDATE 5.may.2015
    I did check the HDD of my Samsung in order to find something in the TEMP-folder. Instead of .rom files i got this log-data:

    "Success to Check Admin Account

    Success to Create Thread

    Command line string :

    Command line parameter : 00000000

    Success to Extract Files & Get BIOS Option

    Enabled option in Packer : 0

    Additional BIOS update option in Packer :

    OEM String[0] : AAABAAAAAAAA

    OEM String[1] : 2015/04/10

    OEM String[2] : SECPARTN:627

    Part number : 627

    BIOS Vendor : American Megatrends Inc.

    BIOS Release date : 2012-1-3

    BIOS Version : 03QU.MI22.20120103.SKK

    Product name : 305E4A/305E5A/305E7A

    System enclosure type : SYSTEM_TYPE_LAPTOP

    Processor manufacturer : AuthenticAMD

    Processor manufacturer : AMD

    Success to Get System Information

    Start to Init driver

    Driver file path : C:\Users\Mark\AppData\Local\Temp\__Samsung_Update\SBIOSIO64.sys

    Success to Install I/O Driver

    MICOM vendor : MICOM_VENDOR_SMSC

    Success to Check MICOM Chip Vendor

    Success to Check System Power

    Warnung - Mit diesem Programm aktualisieren Sie das Flash ROM des BIOS und des MICOM.

    - Während der Aktualisierung sind Maus und Tastatur gestört.

    - Zum Durchführen einer sicheren Aktualisierung beenden Sie alle laufenden Programme.

    - Nach Abschluss der Aktualisierung wird das Gerät aus- und nach ein paar Sekunden wieder eingeschaltet.

    Success to Notify to User

    Success to Create Status Dialog Thread

    Success to Get BIOS File list

    Success to Find BIOS file

    Fail to Get GetSecEfiBiosInfo

    System Information
    BIOS Vendor = BIOS_VENDOR_AMI_EFI
    PartID = 627, Bios Version: 03QU.MI22.20120103.SKK

    New Bios Information
    fileName : 05QU.rom
    PartID = 627, Bios Version: 05QU

    Success to Get New BIOS File Information

    Success to Check BIOS Version

    Success to Block power button 4s override

    Bios command : afuwinx64 05QU.rom /p /b /n /e /r

    Success to Update BIOS

    Success to UnBlock power button 4s override

    RETURN_END_SUCCESS in AMI/Phoenix NP/AIO BIOS
    "
    (the german part just gives general warnings)

    Does this mean that the file I'd need to flash my Samsung is 05QU.rom ? Or are there more informations in this log ?
    Seems for like there wasn't problems which could brick the BIOS, is that right?

    thanks, Leon
     
  2. LeonJasper

    LeonJasper MDL Novice

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    I did try that, but it's not working. I downloaded 2 files from samsung. 03QU and 05QU, i was unable to extract the rom from 03QU so i am working with the 05QU.rom which I renamed to AMIBOOT.ROM.
    I use a 1gb usb and tried in FAT and FAT32. Still its not working, anyone has some ideas? The LED from my USB drive lights up some times but after 10sec it stops.

    thanks
     
  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Can you please post a direct link of the bios update file? You can use find_gz (v1.25) to unpack the packed file, get the ROM file & parse it by this to get the appropriate recovery name. AMIBOOT.ROM is not used for AMI Aptios (UEFI).
     
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  4. LeonJasper

    LeonJasper MDL Novice

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    you can download it here (sbuservice.samsungmobile.com/upload/BIOSUpdateItem/ITEM_20120110_377_WIN_03QU.exe)
    Thanks for your help!
     
  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Here is the ROM file -> http://www.datafilehost.com/d/6cacda5c (Don't use their download manager)

    No possible recovery name is found, so I advise you to place 03QU.rom in a FAT32 formatted USB & follow this guide.

     
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  6. LeonJasper

    LeonJasper MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the rom!
    I tried it with different names (03QU.ROM, AMIBOOT.ROM, AMIFLASH.ROM) but no results. i don't have a Home Button on my keyboard, so it's POS1, isn't it? I tried also FN+Back with Ctrl.
    I don't even hear beeps. It seems to depends on which Combinations I press if the LED from my Usb-Flash blinks or not. But anyway, the Laptop keeps blackscreening (if that's a real word).
    thanks for your help
     
  7. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Can you please try with a USB keyboard?
     
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  8. LeonJasper

    LeonJasper MDL Novice

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    I tried it but wasn't working, the Keyboard's Leds were not flashing.I burned the 03qu.rom and amiboot.rom (based on 03qu) and 05qu.rom on a cd-rom but this wasn't working neither.
     
  9. LeonJasper

    LeonJasper MDL Novice

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    Hello, I was being busy last weeks but still I have no ideas how to fix my bricked bios..
    Seems like the HOME Key is named POS1 in german keyboards - idk if it's a different scancode.
    I was reading my log file from the bios updater again and noticed this "BIOS Vendor = BIOS_VENDOR_AMI_EFI" -
    does EFI means that my bios has to be handled in a different way?

    My last idea is to get an external Floppy disk drive and do the same procedure I was trying with an USB Drive.

    thanks for your help
     
  10. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    USB programmer CH341a .. make backup copy of the chip.. post it.
    ill fix it with the .rom file u dloaded in hex editor.
     
  11. LeonJasper

    LeonJasper MDL Novice

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    I am sorry, i don't think I understood all.
    So you want me to buy a programmable usb flash -
    and then make a backup copy of which chip?
    thanks for your time!
     
  12. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    yes.. looks something like this
    BIOS-SPI.jpg
     
  13. Maison1

    Maison1 MDL Novice

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    Look in the post "[GUIDE] N56VZ bios replacement with CH341A ISP programmer" in the bios section.