Alienware m17x r4 bios update.Bricked M17x R4 after BIOS update
Recommended Posts.[M17x R4] – ‘unlocked’ BIOS versions – Alienware M17x / AW 17 – Tech|Inferno Forums
Nov 10, · Hi, as the unlocked bios is unique to the system it’s made for, you can go to (link in my previous post) and have a search on there for information on the M17x R4 bios, if you can’t find any then you can make a thread and request one. A user from there was kind enough to give me some of his time to unlock my bios dump. Dec 25, · The steps are simpler and here these are. Step 1: Firstly, you need to grab your system and restart it. Step 2: While the system is turning on, keep tapping the F2 key repeatedly. Step 3: This will bring out the BIOS screen after the Alienware logo screen. Here you can access the BIOS menu easily. Feb 21, · Windows 7. Right Click on the lower left hand of your screen. Click Run. Type msinfo32 and press Enter. Look for BIOS Version/Date on the list. The BIOS starts with A and is followed by a two digit number, A07 for example. Click on the button. Click Run. Type msinfo32 and press Enter.
Alienware m17x r4 bios update.What is the latest unlocked BIOS for M17x R4? | NotebookReview
May 13, · Bricked M17x R4 after BIOS update. Thread starter PliSsK; Start date Today at AM; P. PliSsK New Member. Joined May 12, Messages 1. Today at AM #1 I was updating the BIOS on my brother’s M17x R4 as it was still on version A02, and when I got to A09 it bricked it. The machine responded to the power button being pressed with lights. Sep 01, · svl7 Posted August 10, Dell has hidden a lot of options in the BIOS of the Alienware M17x R4, the modified BIOS versions here will show you all the hidden menus and allow you to further tweak your system and optimize its performance. Don’t . Dec 25, · The steps are simpler and here these are. Step 1: Firstly, you need to grab your system and restart it. Step 2: While the system is turning on, keep tapping the F2 key repeatedly. Step 3: This will bring out the BIOS screen after the Alienware logo screen. Here you can access the BIOS menu easily.
Join the conversation
Bricked M17x R4 after BIOS update | Alienware Owners Forum
How to run a Bios update on an Alienware Computer | Dell Australia
Forums New posts Search forums. What’s new New posts New media New media comments. Media New media New comments Search media. Members Current visitors. Log in Register. Search titles only. Search Advanced search….
You should upgrade or use an alternative browser. PliSsK New Member. Joined May 12, Messages 4. The machine responded to the power button being pressed with lights coming on but shut down after a few seconds.
I read about a remedial procedure to reflash it from a USB stick, which wasn’t described so accurately, so I did my best attempt and it totally bricked it so now the laptop is totally unresponsive to pressing the power button, with no lights coming on whatsoever, as if there was no power at all. The procedure I followed is below. I renamed this to M17R4.
I didn’t think the update was working. However I later read in one post that it can take minutes to complete. I have since replaced the BIOS chip with one preprogrammed with A14 and it has not made any difference, the machine still shows no signs of life when pressing the power button, no lights at all.
I used a heat gun to unseat the old chip and reseat the new chip. The new chip is in the same orientation as the old chip.
Any ideas what else it could be or do I need a new motherboard? Any comments? MattyB Moderator. Joined Mar 19, Messages 3, Not really sure on this one sorry. If there is no life at all then I can only guess that the board is completely dead. I don’t suppose you know whether a fried EC chip at U36 might explain it? Both chips are often mentioned by people who use a BIOS programmer, I wondered if both often go at the same time or something.
Couldn’t say, sorry. That’s beyond my experience. If you know someone who knows what they’re doing then you may be able to find a board schematic and they can try to trace the failed component. For me it’s cheaper to replace the board because sending the bad one to someone ends up costing more than a replacement. MattyB said:. Click to expand If you decide to replace the board then my suggestion would be to find a donor R4 rather than just buy the board.
It will cost a little more but you’ll have extra spare parts that you can use or sell. You must log in or register to reply here.