[tlinux-users 00502] Re: reflash a dead bios (oren b)

orenbn orenbn at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 16:23:03 JST 2010



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> [tlinux-users 00500] reflash a dead bios
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> oren b <orenbn at gmail.com>
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> Tue, 30 Mar 2010 09:08:27 +0300
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> hello all!
> do you know a way to reflash a bios that was shut down during bios 
> update, beside replacing the motherboard?
>
> i searched the net for days and come up with the notion that it is 
> possible with some sort of a binary file , but i cant seem to find it.
> other companies allow it, but toshiba ,apparently not.
>
> do you know if its true?  do you know if the bios on toshiba laptop it 
> soldered to the M\B ?  do you know if there is some sort of I\O cable 
> to connect to the bios and reflash it ?
>
> thanx all !!
> cheers, oren
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> Subject:
> [tlinux-users 00501] Re: reflash a dead bios
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> Henrik Kretzschmar <henne at nachtwindheim.de>
> Date:
> Tue, 30 Mar 2010 13:02:50 +0200
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> oren b schrieb:
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>> hello all!
>> do you know a way to reflash a bios that was shut down during bios 
>> update, beside replacing the motherboard?
>>   
>>     
> Hi Oren,
>
> can you tell us which board/model you need to reflash?
> Some boards have a security hook which let you reflash,
> even when your BIOS is broken.
>
> E.g. the ASUS Aspire One has this, where you have to put
> a FAT-format USB-stick with the ROM-image in a special USB-port
> and do some keyboard magic.
>
> Maybe your board has something like that too.
>
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>> i searched the net for days and come up with the notion that it is 
>> possible with some sort of a binary file , but i cant seem to find it.
>> other companies allow it, but toshiba ,apparently not.
>>
>> do you know if its true?  do you know if the bios on toshiba laptop it 
>> soldered to the M\B ?  do you know if there is some sort of I\O cable to 
>> connect to the bios and reflash it ?
>>
>> thanx all !!
>> cheers, oren
>>   
>>     
> hi henrik!
thank you for your replay!

my dead laptop is satellite L500-1eh.
i reckon it's insyde-h2o or phoenix BIOS.

i knew other companies allow BIOS play-around, but since Toshiba doesn't 
even post the content of the BIOS update , i gather they wont approve of 
playing around deep down at the hardware level.
a guy at the lab told me they have to replace the whole motherboard, 
which i think is a Hugh waste of time and money (on Toshiba part,of course).
there must be a way to reinstall a dead BIOS,  we just need to find it...

cheers , oren.
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