Bricked Razer Blade Advanced 15

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  1. mehtenj94

    mehtenj94 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi Guys ,

    I have a 2019 Advanced Razer Blade 15. When performing the bios update for 1.04 to 1.05 windows threw a Bsod and now the monitor is blank . Tried the common steps but no luck with getting the system to boot . Only the keyboard lights up . Is there anything I can do here ?
     
  2. senso

    senso Notebook Deity

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    If you can get a full BIOS dump you could try flashing it using an hardware programmer.
     
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    mehtenj94 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Unfortunately, I don’t have any experience working with hardware programmers even if I do have the bios file . Is there another way via an usb or something ?
     
  4. MagillaGorilla

    MagillaGorilla Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi, bummer.. Unfortunately senso is right, you'll need a chip programmer.

    You can either -
    - Order the tool and learn how to use it (plenty of help in this Forum)
    - RMA with Razer/Microsoft/whatever warranty/insurance you have
    - Ship your blade to someone and pay them to flash it for you

    Best of Luck
     
  5. mehtenj94

    mehtenj94 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is there a thread that I can learn this from ? I’m willing to try it out if I can avoid the Razer RMA
     
  6. senso

    senso Notebook Deity

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    This thread is fine.
    You will need a basic CH341A programmer with a SOIC clip, you can buy that from eBay or Aliexpress for less than 5$, then you will need to take your laptop apart and post some photos so we can help you identify the correct BIOS chip.
     
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    mehtenj94 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Do you think this is alright ?

    https://shopee.sg/product/87828950/6120738629?smtt=0.0.9

    Besides , I had a word with Razer tech support and it’s absolutely awful . After so much time verifying data like every serial number part number and so on for charger and laptop and me explaining my problem clearly , they sent me an email asking me to try booting into safe mode . Lmao . I absolutely regret my choice of getting a Razer rather than another Alienware which I have had for 10 years (2 laptops ) and tech support has always been top notch with on site service . Razer is just the opposite it seems
     
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  8. MagillaGorilla

    MagillaGorilla Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yea that programmer will do the job

    Sorry you have to go through Razer.. they make AWESOME products, but their customer support is trash.

    I recommend buying Razer laptops from Microsoft Store, Best Buy, or Amazon because of their warranties, and customer support.
     
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    mehtenj94 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I’ve ordered the programmer while I’m also trying to get Razer to do a RMA . I’ll update here once I receive the tools or Razer does the RMA
     
  10. amihail91

    amihail91 Notebook Evangelist

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    Flashing the BIOS chip is so simple man, I wouldn't put myself through the Razer Support bonanza.
     
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