Unlocking a Sony Vaio VGN-C140G?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by isos4ever, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. isos4ever

    isos4ever MDL Novice

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  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    cant read system info ? seems DMI is corrupt... or a bad ram stick

    or it came with mediacenter and it wants vista DMI info not SLP1 for XP
     
  3. isos4ever

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    Yes, it originally came with Media Center.

    Should I install Media Center to see if that helps?

    Still trying to find info on what "unlocking BIOS" means. :)
     
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  5. isos4ever

    isos4ever MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the info!

    I will get the info when I get home in a bit. Will post results soon!

    Thanks again! :)
     
  6. isos4ever

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    I tried opening PHL161700.EXE and I get this message: "Platform Signature Not found in the Interface. PRESS ANY KEY TO REBOOT."

    What should I do now?

    Yes, I booted off DOS, FreeDOS actually. Do I need MSDOS? And yes, I renamed the SLIC file to BIOS.WPH.
     
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  8. isos4ever

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    Yup, same thing.

    I can say that it's not the RAM since I tested them when I read your message and I did find one module to be defective. Replaced that with a good, tested module.

    Just for the heck of it, I'm going to make the USB bootable using MSDOS, just in case. Will report here soon! :)
     
  9. isos4ever

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    The Windows utility worked! Thanks so much!

    Verified the new bios, just in case. It was a success!

    I will soon find a spare HDD to install Vista/Win 7 to test the SLIC out. Will let you know ASAP!