GT72-6QD Battery [Solved]

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  1. hacktrix2006

    hacktrix2006 Hold My Vodka, I going to kill my GPU

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    Well currently running Destiny 2 right now and it seems to be behaving, however going to replace the GPU fan and battery the latter being needed big time and then when replacing battery will flash the SPI Bios dump I have back to the chip which should then get Intel ME working again fully without the issue.

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    Better to try and use clean_me, than to re-flash a previous ME versions, or at least, use ftpw instead to mess with intel ME, so at lest your system is running and you can test the ME(with ME Manuf) before rebooting and finding that you have another borked ME firmware.

    I always update my ME with fptw and firmware binaries from win-raid forums, never had a problem, just read the posts about updating it very thoroughly and it will be fine, make sure all versions are correct so you dont cross flash something incorrectly.

    Regarding the battery, you wont find a battery below 80€ on ebay/aliexpress, 100£ for a known original directly from MSI is not that expensive.
     
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    hacktrix2006 Hold My Vodka, I going to kill my GPU

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    @senso thanks for your reply clean_me ? i Disabled it via the UEFI Bios (Please don't do this unless you have SPI Dumps of the bios) so its in temporary disabled mode.

    I have SPI Dumps so can reflash the Bios chip to get me back and run then fpt -greset after should see it working again.

    As it sits now Intel ME can't be flashed via fpt via Windows or EFI Shell as well same goes for MEinfo or MEManuf

    Code:
    Error 86: Communication error between application and Intel(R) ME module (FWU client)
    Error 81: Internal error (Could not determine FW features information) 
    
    As for battery calling MSI today about battery.
     
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    MSI gave me a £150 estimate however i have to wait till Feb 8th before anything can be done, not sure what the warranty on the battery will be however i am hoping that getting it from MSI would make it easier. Its either that or taking the Dangerous router of replacing the cells after all they are SANYO 2500mah 18650 battery cells, which means its a 3 Series 3 Parallel config and more then likely the protective versions too i.e low amperage ones aka 10amp CDR's.
     
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    Ok just an update I decided to run battery calibration again it kept itself at 11.085v before reconnecting AC power.

    It did -727.4w for a split second before staying at 27w drain.

    It's currently recharging as we speak and the time to charge started at 2 minutes and is slow showing longer times.

    Now before hand it was going down to 10v range and shutting off.

    Very strange. Any battery experts around?

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    hacktrix2006 Hold My Vodka, I going to kill my GPU

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    New battery arrived today. Was a PITA to get the old one out but I am now doing the cycle run on the battery to see if it's a decent or dud.

    Not sure if I can place where I got it from if it turns out to be a good battery so others in UK know where to get them from.

    Even the fan turned up today. Timing couldn't be any better.

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    Update: Right so here it goes.

    The battery i purchase first, although worked in terms of it charged to 100% and discharged (took way too long) was sent back due to it not working with the EC. Unlike the stock battery when the EC reset was performed the system still booted off battery with the AC Power Supply disconnected which was a big big no no.

    The other issue with that battery was even with Windows saying 100% charged it was still drawing 30+ watts from the PSU also big no no, so i sent the battery back under RMA and got refunded without issues. I then purchased an Original MSI battery BTY-L77 from MSI which is working great like it should.

    So moral of the story is if you can purchase the battery from the OEM please do so might save you the headache of having to strip your laptop more times then is really required.

    The system is now working great everything is back to as it was when i first bought the laptop. The bonus is after doing what i did to the Intel ME (disabled it, however i suggest you don't do this), i am now happy as larry.

    So if the mods could be so kind and tag this as solved as i can not edit the title thanks in advance!.
     
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    Hi,
    where did you get that crappy battery? Ebay?
     
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    Surprisingly not from eBay. Got it from batterydept however they was quick to accept the RMA without fuss and refunded both the cost of the battery and return shipping.

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