Undocumented INSYDE BIOS recovery method.-Use andy's tool to obtain possible names.

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by levonisyas, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Mate20

    Mate20 MDL Novice

    Oct 28, 2018
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    Hi all,
    i have a problem with my Lenovo G710
    the bios is bricked and i can´t install them new, becaus i haveb´t the right name of it.
    I´ve downloaded from lenovo the G710X64_6M.fd but it still not work.
    Can anyone help me please.
     
  2. scloutkst2889

    scloutkst2889 MDL Novice

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  3. Lego11299

    Lego11299 MDL Novice

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    I'm trying to do the recovery on my Acer Aspire 4830T-6841 laptop.

    I downloaded the bios version 1.12 from the Acer website. I extracted the FD file (P4LJ0x64.fd), but when I load it into Andy's tool, it tells me the file name should be P4LJ0x64.f?, which obviously it can't be.

    In my platform.ini file, the Model= is blank. The PlatformName=AA and BB. Both AAHW.FD and BBHW.FD are not working. I read that there is a way to dump/extract the BIOS file in Andy's tool and then do a search for the correct file name, but I can't figure out how to do this. Please help! Thanks in advance!
     
  4. Krager

    Krager MDL Senior Member

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    I have that same model except mine is a -76V1 which just means it has an additional drive, like it a lot. Interested to hear what happened.
     
  5. Lauriz

    Lauriz MDL Novice

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    #608 Lauriz, Jan 14, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019
    Any one know of any recovery procedures for failed bios on newer AIO Lenovo Efi Insyde?
    windows key + B Key is not working with fat32 usb and IMAGEED.ROM in root.
    Ideacentre Horizon 27 with CIHM76S motherboard.

    Solved.........programmed bios chip in circuit with AR-32A Programmer from arlabs.com/bios_kits
     
  6. odem

    odem MDL Novice

    Mar 10, 2019
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    Can you help me with the BIOS filename of Acer Aspire V5-123 ?
     
  7. Krager

    Krager MDL Senior Member

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    I'm trying to find the right filename for an Acer Aspire A717-72G. I don't have any problem with the BIOS but would like the boot block recovery stuff just in case. Also have two .fd files after upacking the bios exe package, not sure which one it should use.
     
  8. ber kay

    ber kay MDL Novice

    Mar 19, 2019
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    please help me Lenovo G580 20150 Bios password remover necessary :(:(
     
  9. chrisbl

    chrisbl MDL Novice

    Jul 28, 2009
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    Got a dead flashed lifebook E756. Downloaded Bios Update and extraced the ROM File and opened it with Andys Phoenix tool.
    The tool does not tell me the file name of the recovery bios.
    Can you help?
     
  10. voodoopant

    voodoopant MDL Novice

    Nov 14, 2018
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    Is there any file name for Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-593G) ?
    Thanks !
     
  11. EciBreci

    EciBreci MDL Novice

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    Sadly doesn't work with my Acer Aspire E5-575G. Any ideas?

    Andy's Tool hasn't shown me any filename either ...
     
  12. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Senior Member

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    5 years later Id like to desperately try again. All forums on the net have been tried by now... :(


    Ive got a Acer Aspire 9500 (Modell DQ70).

    Mainboard: Compal Stork (Chipset i915PM/GM, Southbridge 82801FBM (ICH6-M)

    Pentium M 760 @ 2 GHz

    Insyde Software MobilePRO Version 4.20.10, using the "Acer HQD70" Bios 1.60. (512kb)

    Right after startup it additionally says "Insyde ACPI Bios 4.20.09" short before initialising the HDD and the CD-Rom.

    I made a backup of the 1.60 using the "Universal BIOS Backup ToolKit 2.0" but couldnt open it.

    I downloaded the 1.70 : (cant post links yet)

    h**p://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_v1.70.zip?acerid=633643257974888117&Step1=Not ebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%209500&OS=X01&LC=d e&BC=Acer&SC=EMEA_8


    No tool can open this ROM either. (Andy's Tool, Phoneix Bios Editor Pro etc.)


    There is no sign of LZMA or any other compression method, when viewing the ROM in a hex editor

    I then extracted the winflash.exe and the platform.ini does not have the line "MODEL="

    What to do next ?
    Any additonal info is welcome. :)