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bazwaldo
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Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:30 am

Hi everyone, this is a great thread and gives me hope that I can upgrade my HP nc4000 laptop from an HP Intel 2200BG card to an Atheros AR5008 802.11n card.

The current HP Intel card details are:-

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&SUBSYS_12F5103C&REV_05\3&61AAA01&0&48

The new Atheros card when installed during standby does work with an IBM AR5008 driver I found on the internet.
The new card ID in Device Manager is:-

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0023&SUBSYS_0087106B&REV_01\3&61AAA01&0&48

I have tried to follow SEMI's ADDCC V3 Tutorial but get hopelessly lost when it comes to ammending the BIOS file.
The BIOS for the nc4000 is F.30 (68BAS.BIN) and can be found here:-

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Te ... nvOID=1093

SEMI? Are you still about?
You seem to understand this procedure completely, please could you ammend the BIOS file and upload it to the Rapidshare website where I downloaded your great software and Tutorial?
Unfortunately unless you or someone with an equally skilled understanding of this procedure was sitting alongside me I don't think I will be able to successfully "hack" the BIOS for my nc4000 laptop.

Best wishes to all!
nando4
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Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:57 am

bazwaldo wrote:I have tried to follow SEMI's ADDCC V3 Tutorial but get hopelessly lost when it comes to ammending the BIOS file.
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SEMI? Are you still about?
You seem to understand this procedure completely, please could you ammend the BIOS file and upload it to the Rapidshare website where I downloaded your great software and Tutorial?
Unfortunately unless you or someone with an equally skilled understanding of this procedure was sitting alongside me I don't think I will be able to successfully "hack" the BIOS for my nc4000 laptop.
I haven't seen Semi post for a while and I'm sure he would get swamped with similar requests if he did start performing whitelist editting for anyone who asked. So why not purchase a USB floppy drive and confirm the bios recovery procedure (win+b or 4-arrows) work? If so then can have a go at hacking the bios. Maybe someone else can do it for you for some paypal donation?

Alternatively if your bios doesn't halt the bootup with an "Unsupported WWAN card" error when have the Atheros AR5008 connected, then could use the whitelist software workaround here instead.
bazwaldo
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Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:50 pm

Hi nando4,

Thanks for your reply.
I do get the error 104 message if I boot with the Atheros card already in the PC.
On the other hand when doing the inserting the Atheros card from Windows Standby and coming out of standby I can confirm the wireless n card works ok.
I have spent several hours playing around with SEMI's ADDCC ver3 and the ver3 Tutorial but get more confused the longer I look at it!
Some things are just not clear for me and unless it is completely "idiot proof" I would very likely get it wrong.
Part of the problem is that the video tutorial uses ver2 so this also confuses things, a ver3 video might help.
I would gladly make a PayPal payment if one of the Technical Geniuses on this site could process the BIOS fix using the details in my 1st post and then upload the correct ammended BIOS file to a website somewhere.
Reading through the whole thread several times the successful outcome appears to be tantalisingly within reach but not there yet.

Cheers.
bazwaldo
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Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:57 pm

Well disaster has struck!

After playing around with the ADDCC ver3 and the pdf Tutorial and ver2 Video Tutorial again I managed to seemingly update the BIN file with the ammended wireless n card details and adjust the CRC checksum so the ADDCC ver3 showed the patched file as matching the original file.
Unfortunately after flashing the BIOS with the patched BIN file from my USB Floppy drive my nc4000 will no longer boot up.

I was relying on the Emergency Recovery procedure with the external USB floppy drive to restore the BIOS if this happened but holding the Windows key + B key does not work and neither does holding all 4 arrow keys.
All I get is the laptop powering on with the fan working and mains light and nothing else.

Oh well I realised this was a risk when I went down this road.
I suppose I will have to investigate the removing and flashing the BIOS chip if I can.

Looking at the failures through this thread and my own failure to successfully complete this "hacking" procedure I believe the risk is just not worthwhile.

We live and learn!
bazwaldo
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Tue May 11, 2010 3:37 pm

Well I have some good news, I am typing this from my repaired HP nc4000 laptop! :-)
I found someone who was able to remove the bios chip and fit a socket + new bios chip and this fortunately has restored my laptop to fully functional condition - it is such a relief!
To keep costs down I removed the motherboard myself and sent it to "Grains Bios Repair" who can be found at the following address:-

http://bios-repair.co.uk/

Paul the proprietor is a magician and I am so grateful he has been able to "unbrick" my nc4000.
So no more bios hacking for me, I will look at buying either a USB wireless N dongle or a PCMCIA card instead.
Best wishes to all.
micaheli
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Thu May 13, 2010 5:26 am

Alright, where to start. :)

I've been studying this thread for the last couple days, attempting to figure out this checksum crap. I understand the concepts (I think), and when I DO complete a matching checksum BIN and flash it, I get an unresponsive or "bricked" system. I recover the system and try again. So far, two flash attempts have gotten me the same result.

I'll paypal over 25 US dollars to the first person that can give me a working and white-list fixed BIOS using the following information:

Notebook: HP Compaq 6910p w/ATI graphics
BIOS: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Te ... D=1093#120

New card: WiFi Link 5300 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4235&SUBSYS_10018086
Old card: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4229&SUBSYS_10008086

If this is totally out of line, let me know - I'd love to do this myself, but I have tried countless strings to compensate for the checksum changes, and its driving me batty.. :) 25 dollars batty...

I'd love this to happen quickly as well - I know I know.. I'm all demands.... :)

Thanks in advance for helping!

--Micah
jjj175
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Mon May 31, 2010 11:36 pm

8710W ???? INTEL 5300 WiFi

Has anyone successfully done this whitelist mod on an 8710w to make an intel 5300 WiFi card work??

I'm sure some smart guy has done it and would be willing to share with those of us not quite able to. :D :D :D

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE :)

Thank you Thank you Thank You
semi
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Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:29 pm

Hello Fellows,

based on the many requests of users that they need some help to hack the HP bioses.

I will help those one's who need my help and pay for it via paypal.
I'll paypal over 25 US dollars to the first person that can give me a working and white-list fixed BIOS
Ok thats sounds good for me. But please contact me only via PM.

How it works:

1. request via PM
- Notebook Modell
- Download Link of the original Bios file, prefer direktly from the HP site
- Old and New IDs

2. I will try to "hack" the bios
- check and verify it as good as I can

3. Receive the Money and I will sent you the patched bios file and the changed keys

I am flashing only in DOS Mode. So make sure you have a bootable usb drive for booting
in DOS and flashing is possible with the original HP Tool. NOT with another flasher tool.

Cheers Semi
madmax000
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Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:29 am

Hi there...

1. request via PM (doesn't w0rk..)
- Notebook Modell (HP EliteBook 2530p)
- Download Link of the original Bios file (here we go.. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp49001-49500/sp49009.exe )
- Old and New IDs (...of what? ;) )

2. I will try to "hack" the bios (thanx...)
- check and verify it as good as I can (i'g gonna do it!)

3. Receive the Money and I will sent you the patched bios file and the changed keys (..and if it doesn't work? ;) )

I am flashing only in DOS Mode. So make sure you have a bootable usb drive for booting
in DOS and flashing is possible with the original HP Tool. NOT with another flasher tool. (Thanx, no matter, it's great what You do!)

Now..i need to install a Gobo 2000 (HP UN2420) on this PC, but it hangs. Let me know as soon, contact me via PM.

P.S: i've got 24 hours! If You can do it..i'll be glad. Have a nice day..


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madmax000
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Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:04 pm

Hi,

I cannot write PMs cause i'm new... X( However, got the information (hope..) You asked for. I gathered 'em via Hardware Advanced Properties under Win7 on the PC i have to remove the GOBI from.
Here's it all: (if i've not translated correctly consider i've respected the exact order Windows purpose 'em)

Device description
HP un2420 Mobile Broadband Module Network Device

Hardware ID
USB\VID_03F0&PID_251D&REV_0002&MI_00
USB\VID_03F0&PID_251D&MI_00

Compatble IDs
USB\Class_ff&SubClass_ff&Prot_ff
USB\Class_ff&SubClass_ff
USB\Class_ff

Service
qcusbnethp2k

Hardware Class
Net

GUID Hardware Class
{4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

Key Driver
{4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0014

ConfigFlags
00000000

Manufacturer
Qualcomm Incorporated

Position Information
0000.001a.0000.001.002.000.000.000.000

Phisical object name
\Device\000000c0

Capabilities
00000080
CM_DEVCAP_SURPRISEREMOVALOK

GUID Bus
{9d7debbc-c85d-11d1-9eb4-006008c3a19a}

Bus Legacy
0000000F

Bus N.
00000000

Enumerator
USB

Address
00000002

Energy Saving
Stato alimentazione corrente:
D0

Funzionalità alimentazione:
0000007F
PDCAP_D0_SUPPORTED
PDCAP_D1_SUPPORTED
PDCAP_D2_SUPPORTED
PDCAP_D3_SUPPORTED
PDCAP_WAKE_FROM_D0_SUPPORTED
PDCAP_WAKE_FROM_D1_SUPPORTED
PDCAP_WAKE_FROM_D2_SUPPORTED

Mapping stato alimentazione:
S0 -> D0
S1 -> D2
S2 -> D2
S3 -> D2
S4 -> D2
S5 -> D3

Hardware Remove
00000001

Removing Policies
00000001

Default Removing Policies
00000001

Installation State
00000000

Paths
PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1A00)#USBROOT(0)#USB(1)#USB(2)#USB(2)

Base ID
{00000000-0000-0000-ffff-ffffffffffff}

Name to show
HP un2420 Mobile Broadband Module Network Device

Hardware instance
USB\VID_03F0&PID_251D&MI_00\7&382DA7E0&0&0000

DevNode State
0180200A
DN_DRIVER_LOADED
DN_STARTED
DN_DISABLEABLE
DN_NT_ENUMERATOR
DN_NT_DRIVER

Problem ID
00000000

Father
USB\VID_03F0&PID_251D\6&352fe96&0&2

Equal Level
USB\VID_03F0&PID_251D&MI_01\7&382da7e0&0&0001
USB\VID_03F0&PID_251D&MI_02\7&382da7e0&0&0002
USB\VID_03F0&PID_251D&MI_03\7&382da7e0&0&0003

ID Container
{00000000-0000-0000-ffff-ffffffffffff}

Safe uninstall
<false>

BUS ID Description
HP un2420 Mobile Broadband Module

Trusted name driver node
oem38.inf:QCOM:qcwwan.ndi:3.0.1.1:usb\vid_03f0&pid_251d&mi_00

Installation date
05/06/2010 01:06:24

First Installation date
05/06/2010 01:06:24

Date assembly driver
11/09/2009 02:00:00

Assembly driver version
3.0.1.1

Assembly driver description
HP un2420 Mobile Broadband Module Network Device

INF name
oem38.inf

INF Section
qcwwan.ndi

ID corresponding device
usb\vid_03f0&pid_251d&mi_00

Manufacturer
Qualcomm Incorporated

Installed Driver priority
00FF0001

Long Class Name
Network Adapter

Short Class Name
Net

Class Installation Software
NetCfgx.dll,NetClassInstaller

Class Installation Software Provider
NetCfgx.dll,NetPropPageProvider

Icon
%systemroot%\system32\setupapi.dll,-5

Logo
6.0

{d14d3ef3-66cf-4ba2-9d38-0ddb37ab4701}[2]
<true>

Shown Name
Schede di rete

Class Installation Partners
nci.dll,NciDeviceInstall
wlaninst.dll,WlanDeviceClassCoInstaller
wwaninst.dll,WwanDeviceClassCoInstaller

If You need more info let me know, thanx, have a nice day.
nando4
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Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:17 am

@Semi, do you have a bios decompressor for the 2530P?
Last time I tried ADDCCV3 couldn't decompress it.
semi
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Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:49 am

@Nando
Hey Madmax,

here is the PM.

I am sorry, but your bios is a not a HP Compaq Bios.
ADDCC wont work. But it is an Insyde BIOS -> EzH2O can edit it.
Its a little bit different to hack, but its possible.

If you want to try it first by your self, use this informations:

http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thread ... -people%29

http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thread ... #post62768

http://rghost.net/561135
2540p,2740p,5310m,8440p,8540p,8540w,8740w,2530p,2730p,6930p,8530p and 8530w
have Insyde BIOS -> EzH2O works fine !

cheers semi
jjj175
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Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:47 am

Hey Semi....

In your work with the HP Bioses have you come across the video card whitelist info?
I ask because I installed a 3700m in my 8710w and it is not one of the allowed cards in the bios.
The card "works" but the bios thinks it's a 3600m so the clock and memory speed, Memory amount, voltages etc are all for the 3600m.
I would definitely be willing to compensate you if you think you could get it working correctly for me.... I also have an Intel 5300 wifi card I would like to install.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
If you'd like you can PM me.

Thanks,
Jamie


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denj
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Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:40 pm

Been reading this thread and it's been a fascinating thread. My question for the people in this thread is: Has the wireless button issue (aka the blue led turn on/off) been solved for the nc6000 model? I'm planning to purchase Tp-Link TL-WN861N through ebay and use that on the nc6000. Will post my results and let you know how it goes....
jjj175
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Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:50 pm

Well apparently I can not PM .... How many posts do you need before Private Messaging is enabled???
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