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[How to] Packard Bell Easynote TJ75 BIOS recovery disk & update, make caddy work, manual, overclock

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    As I have received help in this forum I want to share my findings on this laptop for anyone using it.

    Packard Bell Easynote TJ75 comes with Phoenix BIOS V1.09 installed (hit F2 at boot to access BIOS and check)

    How to create BIOS recovery disk
    Download Phoenix BIOS Crisis Recovery Disk How to.pdf
    Download Phoenix BIOS Crisis Recovery Disk Generator.zip
    Follow the instructions in the PDF

    I have created a downloadable Phoenix BIOS Crisis Recovery Disk of my BIOS (V1.09)
    Download Phoenix BIOS Crisis Recovery Disk How to.pdf
    Download Phoenix BIOS Crisis Recovery Disk V1.09.zip

    To make a caddy work you have to update to Phoenix BIOS V1.16
    Download Phoenix BIOS V1.16 update http://global-download.packardbell.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_PackardBell_1.16_A_A.zip?acerid=634025853501075722&Step1=NOTEBOOK&Step2=EASYNOTE&Step3=EN TJ75&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=PACKARD BELL&SC=EMEA_27P
    Before you run the update make sure you have the battery on etc, if the update doesn't complete use the Recovery Disk you created/downloaded before.

    It is completely safe if you follow the instructions in the order but I take no responsability.

    A user claims in the following thread that there is another update that unlocks more BIOS options, even overclock the laptop.
    https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thr...-TJ77-TJ78-BIOS-v1-26-Unlocked-hidden-options
    I am happy with V1.16 but if you do it please report your findings here!

    Drivers download here
    http://www.packardbell.com/pb/en/GB/content/download

    Complete disassembly video


    The cherry on the cake is this complete maintenance manual.
    http://tim.id.au/laptops/packardbell/easynote tj75 tj76 tj77 tj78.pdf
    Loads of information in here, it explains what is what on the motherboard, what runs on PCIe, SATA2, USB2 etc.
    I discovered it late, it would have saved me a lot of time.

    Should you discover anything interesting about this laptop (for example how to make it fire missiles) please report it here!

    Enjoy
     

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