Clevo Bios older models (released in/after 2012)

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by Blacky, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. beavis87

    beavis87 Newbie

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    Trying to update BIOS on Sager NP9170 and step 3 was as far as I got. When booting from USB it just says cannot find an operating system, press ctrl+alt+del. A little more detail for us techtards about how to get from step 3 to 4 would be nice.
     
  2. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    Try using rufus to install FreeDOS on a USB stick. Try to boot from the USB stick. If everything works, then try to copy the necessary files to the USB stick and do the rest of the steps.
     
  3. beavis87

    beavis87 Newbie

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    Thanks, I was able to create a bootable USB stick but now new issues when trying to install Sager EC/KBC V 1.02.12 & Sager BIOS V 1.02.17. I have BIOS V 1.00.05 and EC/KBC 1.00.06 and the EC update seemed to flash fine, but after restarting it still showed 1.00.06. Flashing BIOS caused an Error 25. Not sure how to proceed now.
     
  4. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    Hmm I think you need to update to EC/KBC 1.02.12 first and then the BIOS.
     
  5. Cryogenicum

    Cryogenicum Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have installed the latest bios for the clevo p170sm from the other thread you posted (after 2014 releases).
    Can you tell me how to access the hidden features? I'd like to control fan, battery recharging and disable my IGPU since it's always hooked up to my 120hz monitor.

    Maybe you can pm me the unlocked bios? Thanks
     
  6. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    Hi. For that, you would need the unlocked Prema bios, but there is a special separate thread for that.
     
  7. PsySc0rpi0n

    PsySc0rpi0n Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello.

    I'm using a Clevo P170EM. I have never updated my BIOS. I started reading instructions in the beginning of this thread but things doesn't add up with the downloaded files. I need to clear up any questions about instructions.

    I have downloaded files from this link:
    http://blacky.bestmail.ws/CLEVO BIOS/P170EM/P170EM_B17EC12.zip

    which I think I need to use 1st method - "If the bios is an archive then this is what you need to do:"


    Fifth instruction step says:

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    5. Once you are in the folder with your EC/KBC files, type "update.bat". If you have your EC/KBC files in the same folder with the rest of the BIOS files, then type "step1.bat" or "updateEC.bat".
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    Inside the folder where BIOS files are, there are no such files as step1.bat neither updateEC.bat. So this will return an error, no??? Same for step 9. I can't see no .bat files named step2 or updateBIOS inside the folder where BIOS files are.

    Please explain this to me before I try to start!
     
  8. Cryogenicum

    Cryogenicum Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just put all the files in the root of your ms-dos bootable usb. Switch on and press F7. once in just type update.bat.

    That's it.
     
  9. PsySc0rpi0n

    PsySc0rpi0n Notebook Enthusiast

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    Do you know if I can do this using Linux? I have no Windows on this laptop.
     
  10. Cryogenicum

    Cryogenicum Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes.

    You are booting from USB with Ms-dos, operative system has nothing to do with it.
     
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