Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#52098 by spudhed
Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:45 am
i have been having a look at my mates laptop as its been overheating severely, ive cleared out the fans replaced the thermal compund and eliminated it being a hardware issue so i can only assume its down to the bios (acpi) when i try to use a temp monitor it only shows the temp it was at boot and wont change (ie if its cold at boot it will show 22c, even if its running at full load and burning my legs) ive also tried under linux incase it was a problem with windows acpi drivers but i cant even get a reading at all through linux.

now on to the heart of the problem, ive managed to find the bios updates, but they come with no instructions at all and no mention of it on the site at all besides the download itself. the bios pack has a flash util with it, however it seems to cover every aspect of the laptop (flashing of vga bios etc) ontop of that its a dos based flasher, which isnt much use on a system that has no floppy drive (id rather not risk a dos flasher under windows) does anyone know how to flash the bios on this thing safely? any help appreciated