Sony VAIO no BIOS update

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by thebulletfromhell, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. thebulletfromhell

    thebulletfromhell MDL Novice

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    Hi,
    I'm trying to make my friend's VAIO SLIC 2.1 but Sony e-support don't have bios update so can you use the backup command of winphlash make a bios file to mod??

    THX
     
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  2. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    If it has a Phoenix BIOS then NO.

    If it has an AMI or Award Bios then yes if he uses the proper flash utility
    (AMI: Afudos or Afuwin, AWARD: Awdflash or Award WinFlash)to make the back-up.
     
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  3. flipicaneze

    flipicaneze MDL Junior Member

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    #3 flipicaneze, Jan 13, 2010
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    Try changing the Operating System in the e-support page. Sometimes there is no bios update for Vista but there is one for Windows 7. They might not have a selection for Windows 7 either for older lappys too.

    This was true for my Vaio-Z, they made bios updates for issues with Windows 7 like the virtualisation unlock and Bit-locker isssues with Windows 7 but not Vista.

    It might also have an Insyde bios too, and no I don't know the parameters of messing with them.
     
  4. thebulletfromhell

    thebulletfromhell MDL Novice

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  5. hippotek

    hippotek MDL Novice

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    If you can find a bios update for ANY VGN-NR series, I will be able to build a bios for you...

    I need:
    1. Your backup BIOS (use Backup Bios Tool)
    2. RW Everything ACPI Report
    3. Source Link to ANY NR-Series BIOS update
     
  6. hippotek

    hippotek MDL Novice

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    I found an NR Series Bios update... Now I need the rest from you :)
     
  7. hippotek

    hippotek MDL Novice

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    Oh, and, of course, BIOS version number!
     
  8. cafepc

    cafepc MDL Novice

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    Hello

    I have a hard time find the bios update file for Sony VGN-NR260E ? Can you send me a link for me to download that bios file you found ? Thank you very much for your help.
     
  9. tqhoang

    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    You should follow the procedure documented here to backup your current VGN-NR260E BIOS.

    Despite what the reply posts say regarding this forum post, I believe the VGN-NR31S BIOS.BAK file will allow you to backup your existing BIOS. Just rename it (say to to R1150J9.WPH) and then use that to backup your existing BIOS to "BIOS.BAK".

    You'll have to find the right version of WinPhlash...probably a recent version like v2.0.2.9.
     
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