Clevo BIOS Thread

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  1. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Virtuoso

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    THIS THREAD IS FOR CLEVO MODELS WHICH ARE CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION.

    Current supported models in this thread:
    - P870DM (Sager NP9870) / P870DM-G (Sager NP9870-S)
    - P750DM (Sager NP9758) / P750DM-G / P770DM (Sager NP9778) / P770DM-G / P751DM / P771DM
    - P775DM
    - P670RG (Sager NP8678) / P670RE (Sager NP8677) / P650RG (Sager NP 8658) / P650RE (Sager NP8657)


    FOR OLDER CLEVO MODELS (RELEASED BETWEEN 2014-2015) WHICH HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED AND THUS NO LONGER RECEIVE BIOS UPDATES YOU SHOULD CHECK THIS THREAD: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/clevo-bios-older-models-released-in-after-2014.790474



    FOR OLDER CLEVO MODELS (RELEASED BETWEEN 2012-2014) WHICH HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED AND THUS NO LONGER RECEIVE BIOS UPDATES YOU SHOULD CHECK THIS THREAD: http://forum.notebookreview.com/sag...-bios-older-models-released-after-2012-a.html



    FOR OLDER CLEVO MODELS (RELEASED BEFORE 2012) WHICH HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED AND THUS NO LONGER RECEIVE BIOS UPDATES YOU SHOULD CHECK THIS THREAD: http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/556299-clevo-bios-older-models.html


    Before reading this thread, please know that this thread should not exist in the first place. While the option to email your Clevo reseller and ask for the latest BIOS is considered now the official policy of obtaining the latest BIOS, it should be noted that Clevo is the only major notebook manufacturer that has such a policy. My opinion alongside that of other users which have posted in this thread is that a reputable notebook manufacturer like Clevo should make BIOS updates publically available.

    *DISCLAIMER*

    IF YOU HAVE A FRIENDLY CLEVO RESELLER THAT CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH THE LATEST BIOS I STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU TO GET THE BIOS FROM HIM RATHER THAN FROM THIS THREAD.

    IN CASE YOU MANAGE TO BRICK YOUR MACHINE BY TRYING TO FLASH YOUR BIOS I HOLD NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUCH AN OUTCOME. BY PROCEDING TO DOWNLOAD ANY OF THE BIOS POSTED IN THIS THREAD AND UPDATING YOUR SYSTEM BIOS AND KBC/EC WITH SUCH A BIOS YOU AGREE TO THIS RULE.


    How do I flash the BIOS ?


    First you need to get the latest BIOS, generally you should do this by emailing your reseller for it. IF this is not possible then you can still download it from this thread. The BIOS comes either as an ISO or as an archive. The BIOS is made of two parts, a system bios and an EC/KBC.

    The latest BIOS will always contain all the updates of previous BIOS releases.

    ALWAYS UPDATE THE EC/KBC FIRST AND THEN THE SYSTEM BIOS.

    FOR Clevo BIOS and mods and related stuff, you can check this page: http://premamod.com


    How to update:

    Method I (using a USB stick)
    If the bios is an archive then this is what you need to do:

    1. Make a bootable USB stick using zfactor's guide available here: how to flash your bios with dos using a usb stick:
    (Alternatively you can make a bootable CD).
    2. If you have the BIOS and the EC/KBC files in separate archives or in separate folders, copy them to the USB stick but keep them separate, don't mix their files in the same folder. If they come in a single folder/archive then copy them as they are, in a single folder.
    3. Now restart your laptop and boot from the USB stick.
    4. If all goes well you should now be in DOS mode. Type "dir"; to see the folders you have on the USB stick. Now navigate to the folder where you have the EC/KBC files, type "cd <folder name>" to get inside the folder.
    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" or "ECFlash.bat". If you are uncertain what to run, read the Readme.txt included in the archive, or ask here in the forums.
    6. Wait for the system to be flashed, it should reboot automatically once it is done. If it does not, then give it some time, make sure the system has finished the flashing otherwise you will brick your laptop.
    7. Once this stage is complete, boot again from the USB stick.
    8. Navigate to the folder where you have your BIOS files.
    9. Type "update.bat" to update the BIOS. If you have your EC/KBC files in the same folder with the rest of the BIOS files, then type "step2.bat" or "updateBIOS.bat" or "flashme.bat". If you are uncertain what to run, read the Readme.txt included in the archive, or ask here in the forums.
    10. Wait for the system to be flashed, it should reboot automatically once it is done. If it does not, then give it some time, make sure the system has finished the flashing otherwise you will brick your laptop.
    11. Your Done.

    Method II (using an ISO file)
    If the BIOS you have downloaded is an ISO file.

    1. Burn the ISO to a CD.
    2. Now restart and boot from the CD/DVD.
    3. If all goes well you should now be in DOS mode. Type "dir" to see the folders you have on the USB stick. Now navigate to the folder where you have the EC/KBC files, type "cd <folder name>" to get inside the folder.
    4. Once you are in the folder with your EC/KBC files, type "ECFlash.bat". (the name of this file may differ, it can be update.bat, flashme.bat, etc.) . If you are uncertain what to run, read the Readme.txt included in the archive, or ask here in the forums.
    5. Wait for the system to be flashed, it should reboot automatically once it is done. If it does not, then give it some time, make sure the system has finished the flashing otherwise you will brick your laptop.
    6. Once this stage is complete, boot again from the CD.
    7. Navigate to the folder where you have your BIOS files.
    8. Here you need to type the name of the ".bat" file that automatically flashes your BIOS. This name can differ from BIOS to BIOS, it can be: "update.bat", "updateBIOS.bat", "flashme.bat", etc. If you are uncertain what to run, read the Readme.txt included in the archive, or ask here in the forums.
    9. Wait for the system to be flashed, it should reboot automatically once it is done. If it does not, then give it some time, make sure the system has finished the flashing otherwise you will brick your laptop.
    10. Done


    !!!In the attention of all Sager users!!!
    It is strongly recommended that you keep to a Sager branded BIOS, therefore just email Sager if you want a BIOS update, they will email you back with the latest version. The reason why this is recommended is because, while you can flash a vanilla Clevo BIOS on a Sager laptop, trying to flash back to a Sager BIOS MIGHT BRICK your laptop and you will have to pay to have it
    fix.

    There is a method however that might allow you to flash a Sager BIOS over a Clevo one, but this method is very risky and should only be used if absolutely necessary. More here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/675141-clevo-bios-sager-bios.html#post8678736



    It is not recommended to downgrade any Clevo/Sager BIOS to any previous version. Any such attempt might brick your laptop.





    I just wanted to let everyone know that you can no longer download Clevo BIOS from http://www.clevo.com.tw/en/e-services/esupport/MarketDLOut.asp?model=M57xTU&go=GO&type=BIOS

    Alternatively, you can find them at these sources:
    Or
    Mirror link provided by palkeo


    Full List of AMI BIOS Flash commands

    Clevo P870DM (Sager NP9870) / Clevo P870DM-G (Sager NP9870-S)
    Bios Version DateLinks:Changes
    BIOS V 1.05.07 for P870DM-G only March 2016Link (Hosted at bestmail.ws)CLEVO BIOS for this model.

    Update CPU micro code. Solve “Press F4 in CMOS setup will cause system cold boot” problem.
    BIOS V 1.05.07 for P870DM only March 2016Link (Hosted at bestmail.ws)CLEVO BIOS for this model.

    Update CPU micro code. Solve “Press F4 in CMOS setup will cause system cold boot” problem.
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    P750DM (Sager NP9758) / P750DM-G / P770DM (Sager NP9778) / P770DM-G / P751DM / P771DM
    Bios Version DateLinks:Changes
    BIOS V 1.05.10 for all P7x0DM / P7x1DM / -G models except P775DM March 2016Link (Hosted at bestmail.ws)CLEVO BIOS for this model.

    Update ME firmware to 11.0.1.1001. Fix Intel PECI utility can’t work problem.
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    P775DM
    Bios Version DateLinks:Changes
    BIOS V 1.05.06 for P775DM March 2016Link (Hosted at bestmail.ws)CLEVO BIOS for this model.

    Update ME firmware to 11.0.1.1001. Update CPU micro code.
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    P670RG (Sager NP8678) / P670RE (Sager NP8677) / P650RG (Sager NP 8658) / P650RE (Sager NP8657)
    Bios Version DateLinks:Changes
    BIOS V 1.05.12 for P6xxRA/P6xxRG/P6xxRE3/P6xxRE6 Jan 2016Link (Hosted at bestmail.ws)CLEVO BIOS for this model.

    Update TPM code. Decrease S3/resume time.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
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  2. Anthuzad

    Anthuzad Notebook Consultant

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    Hmm in case somebody needs em for the d901c, I've got the 2 latest ones needed for the full update.
     
  3. Oiad

    Oiad Notebook Evangelist

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    It would be good to have a sticky on this board, quickling to sites providing BIOS/FIRMWARE downloads for Clevo machines now that it's gone.
     
  4. nexuscom

    nexuscom Notebook Consultant

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    crap.. they restrict it for clevo.fr also. before we can access it to download bios
     
  5. kevindd992002

    kevindd992002 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yeah what the heck happened?
     
  6. theriko

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    they realised that non resellers were using it (by the fact that their bandwidth was being demolished) so they locked it down.
     
  7. dbacchus

    dbacchus Notebook Consultant

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    I second that!
     
  8. nexuscom

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    any know the login and password? lol
     
  9. Blacky

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    Yeah, it would be great if we could get the latest BIOSes from somewhere else now that Clevo blocked us. Maybe some resellers could be kind enough to update us on them.
     
  10. kagey

    kagey Notebook Consultant

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    Well that stinks....not that I have one but...stinks for those who have one.
    Another good thing ruined by usage regular or otherwise... ;)
     
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