AMI BIOS unknown Vendor ID 0002 - who knows it ???

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Ger@ld
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Hi folks,

my laptop is from Yakumo. This company is the seller, but unfortunaly I can't found the real manufacture the support from Yakumo is horrible, emails gone to a black hole.
My last idea is the BIOS ID string. But 0002 as Venor i never found...
Here is the complete string:
63-0000-000002-00101111-042903-i845-1ABMQ005-Y2KC
AMI's tool told me also 0002 as vendor.
Did anyone an idea? :?: :(
Thanks, Gerald
ajzchips
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Any inscriptions on the motherboard itself? You'll have to remove the keyboard to do so.
Any inscriptions on the bottom sticker of the notebook case?
edwin
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Sounds like Tyan or Mitac board. Check top surface for any markings at all.
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Ger@ld
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Hi,

my first idea was: do open this thing! :lol:
But unfortunality is a warranty sticker glued over one screw. :cry:
No chance to open the laptop without void warranty and this part is brandnew and I look for an smart way, like the BIOS string.
Tyan do have an official ID, why don't use it? Mitac i don't know sonds like poorly.
Any ideas? Most low cost products do have a bigger OEM. Medion use in most cases MSI Boards. Vendors for laptop boards don't exist so much like PC-Boards - imho.
The vendor is so interest for me, because I do have some problems with WLAN driver under XP. Intel don't support his product - is OEM and very customer specivic. :evil: i found some other bigger trademarks like Sony and HP what have exactly the same WLAN card, but i can't found a bugfree driver. the version number i know from Intel page.
I do run circles :!:

Thanks for your help
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Is there a sticker on the back or underside of the case? Why not replace the WLAN card?
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
Joe
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What is the exact identification of the LAN adaptor built on the logicboard?
edwin
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Tyan do have an official ID, why don't use it? Mitac i don't know sonds like poorly.
You might be tempted to use a Tyan bios and kill your laptop. MiTAC boards can be found in several HP, Compaq and Dell systems.

Check the entire laptop for type numbers or an FCC ID number.
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