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G60Jx - Geforce 360m Problem

Discussion in 'ASUS Gaming Notebook Forum' started by faridko, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. faridko

    faridko Notebook Enthusiast

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    I will write step by step all attempts to fix video card problem.

    1. 2 month ago colored lines and dots appeared on screen. The issue was with videocard. Also A long time ago HDMI port stopped working.
    2. I disassembled laptop and baked VC in oven. For a week lines and dots disappeared. then it started again and day after annoying lines grew in amount. And I baked it to death :D. Laptop did not boot.
    3. Before I googled for VC to buy new one. And I was wrong in searching by model, not by part number. I found new VC on ebay and ordered.
    4. When I received card and it was in factory packed antistatic package with no signed of external damage.
    5. I installed it. And here is new problems happened:
    a. Screen does not switch on (I checked many times if cables are plugged in and I have not damaged any cable. I have experience in dissembling laptops)
    b. cooler's fan spins as fast as it can.

    6. Laptop boots, HDMI and VGA work. But when I connect to TV via HDMI and run e.g. firefox nvlddmkm.sys stops responding and after 5-10 balloon messages BSOD with error nvlddmkm.sys 0x00000116
    7. I updated laptop BIOS to 208. reinstall and remove nvidia drivers. No changes, still the same. Also checked cpu and gpu temperature and it is 32-34C and 37-42 respectively
    8. I contacted Asus support and they cannot help me.

    Now my suspicion is VBIOS. my VBIOS version is 70.15.39.00.04.0N390200.01

    Q1. What is the tool used to backup and restore vbios?
    Q2. To G60Jx owners. Could you backup and share you vbios version if it is differs from mine?

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. hackness

    hackness Notebook Deity

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    Was the 360M you bought originally for Asus? And it's nvflash for backing up the vbios. You might want to also link where you bought the card from.

    Edit: G60JX's BIOS contains 2 vbios, 10DE:0CB1 and 10DE:0CA9, however the Device ID in the 10DE:0CA9 is still 0CB1. And both are for GTS 360M. Both VBIOS version are 70.15.39.00.04. And there's nothing after.04.

    Can you please post the full hardware ID of your card? It's in the device manager, not the info showed in GPU-Z. Just making sure the card was originally made by ASUS.
     
  3. faridko

    faridko Notebook Enthusiast

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    [Hardware Ids]
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0CB1&SUBSYS_203C1043&REV_A2
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0CB1&SUBSYS_203C1043
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0CB1&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0CB1&CC_0300
    [Compatible Ids]
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0CB1&REV_A2
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0CB1
    PCI\VEN_10DE&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_10DE&CC_0300
    PCI\VEN_10DE
    PCI\CC_030000&DT_0
    PCI\CC_030000
    PCI\CC_0300&DT_0
    PCI\CC_0300
     
  4. hackness

    hackness Notebook Deity

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    Ok the card you bought is originally made by Asus(1043) and the same subsystem (203C) that's shown in the G60JX official BIOS release. Since the Vbios version is slightly different. You might want to download nvflash and backup the original vbios (for flashing it back to return the card if it doesn't work) then try and flash this vbios extracted from the official K43SM BIOS: View attachment 10de0cb1.zip

    Flashing is best carried out under Dos mode. If you don't know how to flash a vbios, follow this guide: Guide to Video BIOS flashing | techPowerUp

    Also try to use the latest version of nvflash like 5.117 for Dos. And remember always back up the original vbios before flashing.

    You can use nvflash -b filename.rom to back up and nvflash filename.rom to flash.
     
  5. faridko

    faridko Notebook Enthusiast

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    hackness,
    But K43SM has geforce GT 630M. and is it compatable with GTS 360M?
     
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    Possible but I wouldn't try that, and 630M is slower than a 360M.
     
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    faridko Notebook Enthusiast

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    222.jpg
    This is what I ve got when I try to backup vbios
     
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    Can you try nvflash --list and see if it sees your card? Also try nvflash -i0 -b filename.rom
     
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    I tried and it does not work.
    can the problem be in my version of DOS? I use DOS in Hiren's BootCD on USB stick.
     
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    Actually not, I did some researches based on Asus 350M and Asus 360M and they were facing the same problem, that means the VBIOS is integrated into the BIOS. Which means it may have already been flashed by the ASUS G60JX's official BIOS and can only be flashed through BIOS. Also the vbios I gave you was directly extracted from the G60JX BIOS 211.

    However you can still try older nvflash like 5.91 or 5.95, but I doubt it'll work.

    Since it's already been flashed when you flashed G60JX bios 208, the card still isn't working (As if you have already tried reassigning the main display in nvidia control panel), I suspect the card was defected since the start.
     
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    faridko Notebook Enthusiast

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    where did you get BIOS 211? On official site it is only 208. Can I have it?
     
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    Sorry it was 208 when I checked the folder, mixed up the number lol.
     
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    faridko Notebook Enthusiast

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    yes you are right that VBIOS is integrated into the BIOS. I downgraded BIOS and VBIOS downgraded too. I will restore clean OS and see what happens. Also I don't understand if it is possble that HDMI works but not built-in screen.
     
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    Yes it's weird that the built-in screen doesn't work, did you compare the GPU board Revision between the old 360M and the new 360M? But there's a big chance that the card was defected from the start.
     
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    faridko Notebook Enthusiast

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    old card:
    G60JX VGA MXM BOARD PCB MADE IN CHINA REV: 2.0
    GX D-V0A-3
    94V-0 1- 3
    1002 C00B
    E82152
    187HA197C

    new card:
    G60JX VGA MXM BOARD PCB MADE IN CHINA REV: 2.0
    GX D-V0A-3
    94V-0 6- 4
    1002 C00B
    E82152
    187HA197C
     
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    Not sure what's that 94V-0 but the board revision is the same. Does it not detect the built-in display at all? So the main output is now the VGA port? This isn't OS's problem as the laptop screen isn't even reacting when the laptop is turned on.
     
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    No it doesn't. The screen even not blinks when usually turn on laptop or PC. In OS there is problem with nvlddmkm.sys
    Unfortunately I cannot return card back.
     
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    You might want to try wide range of drivers with different versions to solve the nvlddmkm.sys BSOD issue. Unfortunately if you can't return the card, that's pretty much the end of it unless you want to use the laptop with an external display or know how to reroute the VGA output to the built-in screen.

    For G73JW series they have 3 motherboard revisions: 1.0, 2.0, 3.1 and each of them have a different built-in display port, 50 pins for 1.0 and 3.1(2 internal display ports and support 3D), 40 pins for 2.0. And the screen connector is different for each motherboard, however you can use the GTX460M with different GPU board revision and still work. But for G60JX I'm not sure, either the card is defected or the output type is different to the old one you have.
     
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    Thank you hackness!
    I appreciate your help. I will try different drivers. anyway I can use laptop as expansive torrent client or file server :D
     
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    Update for thread:

    Can power failure (wrong voltage) cause a BSOD nvlddmkm.sys 0x0116? Maybe old video card has broken something on motherboard?
     

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