Reflashing BIOS of E6430.Do I need anything else?

mykail

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Hi.
I have a laptop which may need bios reflashing. It's a business unit I got from work. I don't know what the issue is exactly but let's just say I'm leaning towards flashing BIOS.
Short story: Laptop has power but black screen, LED working, wtc. I tried already several ways of reviving to no avail.

Now. I made a dump from same working laptop model with FPT for Windows. Size is 6144KB.
fptw64.exe -D E6430Bios.rom -BIOS
Intel (R) Flash Programming Tool. Version: 8.0.10.1464
Copyright (c) 2007 - 2012, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
Platform: Intel(R) QM77 Express Chipset
Reading HSFSTS register... Flash Descriptor: Valid
--- Flash Devices Found ---
EN25Q64 ID:0x1C3017 Size: 8192KB (65536Kb)
EN25Q32B ID:0x1C3016 Size: 4096KB (32768Kb)
- Reading Flash [0xC00000] 6144KB of 6144KB - 100% complete.
Writing flash contents to file "E6430Bios.rom"...
Memory Dump Complete
FPT Operation Passed
When I try to dump ME part of BIOS I get error.
fptw64.exe -D E6430Me.rom -Me
Intel (R) Flash Programming Tool. Version: 8.0.10.1464
Copyright (c) 2007 - 2012, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
Platform: Intel(R) QM77 Express Chipset
Reading HSFSTS register... Flash Descriptor: Valid
--- Flash Devices Found ---
EN25Q64 ID:0x1C3017 Size: 8192KB (65536Kb)
EN25Q32B ID:0x1C3016 Size: 4096KB (32768Kb)
Error 26: The host CPU does not have read access to the target flash area. To en
able read access for this operation you must modify the descriptor settings to g
ive host access to this region.
Now I don't know if my rom file contains ME part. Do I need it or not.
Can someone swiftly explain can I flash that file straight or do I need to modify it using Phoenix Flash Tool?

Thanks.
 

mbarnes86

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Hi

can you connect a LCD screen to the laptop and view BIOS or Windows?
(assuming possibility of faulty laptop screen)

It is rare to need to flash bios of a non working PC or laptop unless you just flashed the wrong bios causing the problem


what brand of laptop and what is year of manufacturer?
presumably a Dell Latitude according to google

various Dell Bios update proceedures

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln284433/what-is-bios-and-how-to-update-the-bios-on-your-dell-system?lang=en

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln171755/updating-the-dell-bios-in-linux-and-ubuntu-environments?lang=en


best of luck

regards
Mike Barnes
 
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