Clevo BIOS Thread

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by Blacky, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    Report this to your reseller. You may also report it to one of Clevo's service centre: https://www.clevo.com.tw/clevo_contact.asp?lang=en
     
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  2. IamTechknow

    IamTechknow Newbie

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    Hello, since a BIOS update is made up of two parts, it is required to flash the closest EC version of the BIOS or is a later EC version okay?

    What I mean is, months ago I updated the BIOS of my Clevo P960ED to 1.07.08 from Palkeo's mirror. But I didn't know I should update the EC first, so it's still at 1.07.02 (I bought it at February of this year). If I want to update the EC, should I update it to 1.07.07, or a later version?
     
  3. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    Unless stated otherwise in the instructions of the BIOS files, you should always first update the EC to the latest version and then the BIOS to the latest version.
     
  4. Amdtaz911

    Amdtaz911 Newbie

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    Hi all, I fallowed all the steps to update the EC firmware and nothing is working for my p775tm1g laptop. I downloaded Rufus to make a bootable usb key. Downloaded the firmware from this site http://repo.palkeo.com/clevo-mirror/M7xxSU/
    Then after disabled EUFI mod in bios to make the key bootable. Can someone help me typing the write command to make it work ? Heres the only files I have from the new EC firmware I wanna update. [​IMG] Thanks a lot for the help guys... I know im terrible :( https://imgur.com/ZMUlU1i
     
  5. joluke

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    Why are u using a M7XXSU link in the first place?

    You are lucky the laptop is working...

    Should have been a easy hardbrick and could easily need to buy a new motherboard for it..

    Yes they are expensive af

    Use the correct EC and flash your machine:

    http://repo.palkeo.com/clevo-mirror/P7xxTMxG/P7xxTM1(G)_EC10716.zip


    Don't EVER go around flashing the EC blindly...

    It's not recoverable like the BIOS with a programmer..
     
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  6. Amdtaz911

    Amdtaz911 Newbie

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    Ok perfect, thanks for the tips man. So after what im doing ? going to take the files on the USB stick then after ? What to i write on bios ?Thanks alot
     
  7. Niaphim

    Niaphim Notebook Consultant

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    Hello everyone,

    I've searched this thread but didn't find an answer.
    My problem is I want to flash the original BIOS, but don't know which version is ok for me.
    I have a P775DM3-G with Skylake 6700k CPU.
    What are my options? I see a P775DM BIOS, but am not sure if it is compatible.
    I'm probably ok with any version, not necessary for it to be the very latest.

    Thank you in advance
     
  8. joluke

    joluke Notebook Deity

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    There is a included readme.txt will all instructions. Flash your model EC and BIOS and you should be good to go. Don't ever flash EC's from other models again. Hope you learned the hard way :)
    P775DM bios isn't for P775DM3-G.

    For P775DM3-G you can grab the latest BIOS here:

    https://repo.palkeo.com/clevo-mirror/P7xxDM23G/P7xxDM3G_B11.zip

    Latest System EC for P775DM3-G:
    https://repo.palkeo.com/clevo-mirror/P7xxDM23G/P7xxDM3G_EC10601.zip
    2nd EC:

    https://repo.palkeo.com/clevo-mirror/P7xxDM23G/P7xxDMx_2nd_EC10601.zip


    Flash order: flash the system EC, 2nd EC and BIOS

    REBOOT in between. Read the readme.txt in each zip and follow the instructions. Flash BIOS/EC with Rufus FREEDOS or UEFI.

    Should be easy to do
     
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  9. lappyluke

    lappyluke Notebook Guru

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    Heya, just a quick question:

    Is it generally okay to flash the EC/BIOS of a generic Clevo barebone laptop (PB71EF-G) with the latest EC/BIOS of a reseller/manufacturer (branded, like from HID, Sager, XMG etc.) or will this cause problems. Same question about the drivers supplied by these resellers.
    I'm not sure if they change anything with their own "branded" supplied software, other than the Clevo Control Center (whats even different there?).

    (Also in the same scenario: There are 2 different versions of this model: with 8th gen or 9th gen intel i7 processor, would it make any difference if you'd take the (newer) drivers/bios listed under the model with 9th gen for your 8th gen model?)

    Actually, where to find the official/generic clevo bios/ec updates? I searched on their website and just found the drivers, but no firmware/bios updates.

    Thanks and a happy new year!
     
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  10. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    I would avoid it. I know for some older Clevo laptops (2013-2016), you could flash from a Sager BIOS to a generic Clevo BIOS, but you could not flash from a generic Clevo BIOS to a Sager branded BIOS. Trying the later would brick the machine.
    As far as I know, HID and XMG closely follow the standard generic BIOS, so it should be possible to cross-flash. Sager usually makes more modifications. Overall, it should be possible but there are certain risks involved and I am not sure if it is worth taking those risks.
     
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