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by edwin
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: PC Chips M583lmr (V1.3): BIOS and Flash utility
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: PC Chips M583lmr (V1.3): BIOS and Flash utility

Thank you for taking the time to find out and fix things. Other people might benefit from your work.
by edwin
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Looking for BIOS upgrade for old Packard Bell system
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Looking for BIOS upgrade for old Packard Bell system

I seem to vaguely rememeber having a copy of a PB ftp site somewhere but that is at least 10 years ago, so that takes some serious diggin' I can tell you. The retailer hasn't replied so far...
by edwin
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: Converting Intel .bio files into AMI or Phoenix bios files
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Converting Intel .bio files into AMI or Phoenix bios files

Not sure if this has ever been tried before and/or documented before. I want to try and convert bioses from the socket 4/5/7 era into .rom files. There must be a way of stripping the headers from the chunks and combining them into a single file.

Anyone?
by edwin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Looking for BIOS upgrade for old Packard Bell system
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Looking for BIOS upgrade for old Packard Bell system

http://gunkies.org/wiki/Windows_NT On the i386 the maximum memory supported is 64MB (which was common limitation of ISA machines back then). I have a gut feeling that a reasonably recent build of Linux will see all 128MB as will Windows 2000. In the mean time I am hunting down the bios update for yo...
by edwin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Looking for BIOS upgrade for old Packard Bell system
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Looking for BIOS upgrade for old Packard Bell system

http://www.elhvb.com/mboards/intel/index.html 1.00.xx.AU0R: Packard Bell OEM version of Intel Premiere/PCI Low Profile AKA PB520 more info here: http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/pb/mb/520.htm All limits mentioned in there are hardware limits, a bios upgrade is not going to remove those limits. (I see I n...
by edwin
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: Computer still not booting after BIOS flash
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Computer still not booting after BIOS flash

Did you do a "reset bios to defaults" + "save and exit" after the flash?
by edwin
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: How do I reset Aspire E5-571G Insyde BIOS supervisor password?
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: How do I reset Aspire E5-571G Insyde BIOS supervisor password?

1) I think they want proof of purchase as well. The reason is this: even though you may be a totally honest person trying to make a living, we have no guarantee at all, everybody can be everybody on the internet. As such, we cannot assist with BIOS password issues or any other security circumventive...
by edwin
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: Computer still not booting after BIOS flash
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Computer still not booting after BIOS flash

I removed the battery and installed another one.
That another one was new, like "fresh out of the blister package" new?

I am clutching at straws too here. Is this a retail MSI board or an OEM one from a branded machine like Packard-Bell?
by edwin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: Computer still not booting after BIOS flash
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Computer still not booting after BIOS flash

and after trying a number of "things" I
please put in an exhaustive list of what you tried as I suspect replacing the memory and checking the power supply for bloated capacitors are not in that list of "things"
by edwin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: Samsung 439 for Windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Samsung 439 for Windows 10

This is from another Samsung Notebook series that IS windows 10 compatible: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-BA92-08418A-b-g-n-Wireless-Bluetooth-4-0-PCIe-Half-Atheros-AR5B225/231157399491 So I suggest you check if the connector looks physically the same as what you have on your incompatible Broadco...
by edwin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: Samsung 439 for Windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Samsung 439 for Windows 10

replacing it with WiFi module from another manufacturer (eg Atheros AR5B225) or using an external USB WiFi module.
So either Atheros or Intel WiFi modules seem to work in Windows 10.
by edwin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Where can I find a motherboard manual?
Topic: Bioteq MB-1433/50UiV-A V3
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Bioteq MB-1433/50UiV-A V3

I would start on the pins of the actual keyboard connector as that is close and any traces leading there as they may have been eaten by the acid from the NiCd cell...
by edwin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: Samsung 439 for Windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Samsung 439 for Windows 10

From what I see here: https://www.samsung.com/uk/support/windows10-update/ and here: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/31/windows_10_samsung_fail/ they simply are not supporting windows 10 at all on your laptop. However, here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insid...
by edwin
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: Computer not starting after BIOS flashed
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Computer not starting after BIOS flashed

Ok, if you can make it into windows, flash the bios again with the utility from MSI, but this time run it as Administrator. Because I have a feeling that is what went wrong the first time...
by edwin
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: Computer not starting after BIOS flashed
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Computer not starting after BIOS flashed

Hi, First of all, try a fresh new CR2032 3V lithium coin cell battery. If that is empty, your machine will appear to be dead. If that doesn't do the trick, we'll have to go to barebones setup meaning disconnecting drives etc to see if we can make the bare minimum combination (CPU,motherboard, one me...