SONY SLP 1.0 PREJECT: VoLUNtEErS NEedED

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by gotfree, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. gotfree

    gotfree MDL Novice

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    Support needed for new project :)

    This is concerning the following: Older versions of SONY Vaio with Intel M/B and Windows XP OEM preinstalled (e.g. SONY Vaio VGC-RB50).

    There appears to have been noted, SONY places OEM string in SLP 1.0 in unusual location. I had no success while trying to insert the OEM string into bios. This is a project to find out, in which SMBIOS table type Sony inserts the string. Evidently, this is not the usual place, and possibly this is Table type = 11 (just the assumption).

    I have found very interesting app on the web, by the name SMBIOS.exe, which would give the answer.

    For the project, I would need anyone, who has the above mentioned systems and are willing to perform the experiment. Anyone, who would be interesting, please pm.
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    I am sorry, but there is nothing interesting about it

    It is perfectly known that the string goes in these location(s):

    [OEMBIOS]
    BIOS=F000,FF80,70,Sony Corporation
    BIOS0=F000,DFC0,40,Sony Corporation
    BIOS1=F000,E800,80,Sony Corporation

    You get it by using ie decryptoembios.exe (in Windows Server section) to decrypt oembios.dat

    If you want to know if Sony Corporation shows in type 11, just use CrystalDMI

    Otherwise use HWDirect or latest SLIC DUMP ToolKit to dump the memory range to see the string being there

    sebus