Toshiba A100-027 bios mod - possible?!

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by matt.xx, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. matt.xx

    matt.xx MDL Novice

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    Hi All,

    Does anybody know the process of modding the bios for a Toshiba A100-027 bios? It's a really old laptop (+5 years), and I'm curious about whether the likes of phoenix tool etc. will be able to modify it correctly.

    I also have no idea which SLIC file I should be using.

    Anybody able to advise?

    Cheers.
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    You should give the correct name of your laptop (Satellite, Satellite pro...), if you look in satellite A100 there are other models (PSAA2,PSAA8....) etc... Have a look here http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp
     
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  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #3 LatinMcG, Mar 15, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2013
    Equium A100-027
    Part number: PSAAQE-007008AV

    http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/bios-20071126124517.zip

    NEED READWRITE REPORT TO MOD.

    2 .rom files
    depends on


    If (VideoType = 1) Then ' For Intel Video Platform
    '****************************************
    '* Modify below filename before package *
    '****************************************
    runStr = """" & WorkPath & "SA10Flash.exe"" WinPhlash.exe S10GM600.ROM /P"
    WshObj.Run(runStr)

    Else ' For ATI or Nvidia & ATI Video Platform

    '****************************************
    '* Modify below filename before package *
    '****************************************
    runStr = """" & WorkPath & "SA10Flash.exe"" WinPhlash.exe S10PM600.ROM /P"
    WshObj.Run(runStr)

    for intel video use S10GM600.ROM
    for non intel video S10PM600.ROM
     
  4. matt.xx

    matt.xx MDL Novice

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    #4 matt.xx, Mar 15, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2013
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    Thanks mate, it is indeed the PSAAQE.

    Please could you tell me which method I should be using? The Dynamic method using Phoenix tool didn't seem to add SLIC 2.1 to the bios file (ctd. to show 2.0), but the SSV2 method did.

    Is SSV2 the method that I should be using, or is there an alternative method that is better? I've flashed the SSV2 modded bios which has allowed me to activate with no problems, but I'd like to make sure i'm using the best method which doesn't modify the bios too much.

    Cheers.
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    SSV2 replaces whole slic.. dynamic mods current... sometimes u have to go in advanced and check box "replace split table id's"

    but for toshibas usualy SSV2 works.. dynamic usualy dont
     
  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @LatinMcG

    According to andyp, SSV2 inserts a new SLIC in a new ACPIxx module whereas Dynamic updates an existing SLIC; OEM/Table ID strings are also updated & locks are removed.
     
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