Vaio Bios Screwed

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by stuge234, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. stuge234

    stuge234 MDL Novice

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    HI everyone ,

    Well,somehow my Vaio VGN-CS27GJ bios got screwed on its own .

    this hat it shows

    Machine Name: Reserved
    Serial Number: Reserved
    UUID: ffffffff-ffff-ffff
    -ffff-ffffffffffff
     
  2. stuge234

    stuge234 MDL Novice

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    anyone has nay idea ? how to flash the serial no and model num ?
     
  3. stuge234

    stuge234 MDL Novice

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    I wish somebody could have helped me .
     
  4. tqhoang

    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    Sounds like the DMI database is gone. This just happened on it's own?
     
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  5. stuge234

    stuge234 MDL Novice

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    yes

    is there any way to reflash it and get it back ?
     
  6. stuge234

    stuge234 MDL Novice

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    is there anyway to flash DMI database again ?
     
  7. stoneut

    stoneut MDL Novice

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    my vgn-fj150 also has the same issue. Have you found ways to do it? I can't update or do any factory restore because sony software keeps saying "its not intended for this machine"
     
  8. urie

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  9. stoneut

    stoneut MDL Novice

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    #9 stoneut, Mar 20, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
    I can't upgrade to BIOS R0140X6 because the program checks the machine first...when BIOS report the mashine as "reserved", it gave me an error message "this program is not intended to use with this machine". Some how I need to fix the machine name inside the bios first before I can upgrade anything downloaded from SONY website. Sony needs to fix that BIOS installation program but they won't do it. They wanted me to send it to have it serviced for $200+
     
  10. urie

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    Not sure if this will help or not but the PHBSYS-00966319-US.exe can be extracted with universal extractor once extracted you will find PHBSYS-00966319-UN.exe also extract that with universal extractor then you will find WinPhlash.exe along with other files the file named R0140X6.ROM is the bios file. Not sure if it will work up to yourself it could totally screw the machine.
     
  11. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    any way for flashing rom in dos forced ? ph161700 ? phlash16.. i noticed on a toshiba the version 1.6.5.5 worked fine but 1.6.?? higher version didnt.
    also can he flash it in recoverymode crisis disk ?