Alienware x51 r1 motherboard brick

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gamerb0y
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Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:38 am

Hello,

I am new to this forum and bios problem so I will try to explain as much as I can. I tried to update my alienware x51 r1 bios from A03 to A06. The installation in Windows went good but when the PC restarted, it started beeping. To be exact one beep. So after checking the dell code, it shows that bios is corrupt or motherboard is bricked. So after googling i found this article -

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/solved-recover-dell-inspiron-laptop-corrupted-bios-how-roland-ihasz

I tried to do it but the problem is when the bios file I get from dell website, I can't create the hdr and rom files. Any idea how to get these files?


Thanks.
edwin
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:42 pm

latest version is A14 now.
https://www.dell.com/support/home/nl/nl ... erId=1DDYK

from what I know dell bios files can be unpacked by using

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/writeromfile
so in this case:
Alienware_X51_A14.exe /writeromfile
Alienware_X51_A14.exe /writerhdrfile

If that doesn't work you may try UniExtract as I have seen reports of that one working.
edwin/evasive

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