*HP HDX 9000 DRAGON Owners Lounge, Part 2*

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  1. kizwan

    kizwan Lord Pringles

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    Hello RickiBerlin,

    When comparing BIOS F.40 & F.41, I found the "A0000_SMM2.dec.bin", where the SpeedStep enable/disable bit located, in both BIOS are identical.

    ATI
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    NV
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    Please ask no-tech to use the modified "A0000_SMM2.dec.bin" from post #3876 & reintegrate them into BIOS F.41.
     
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  2. DRAGONe

    DRAGONe Notebook Evangelist

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    Good Bye DRAG ONly.
     
  3. kohai

    kohai Notebook Consultant

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    Down to one? I'm going the other way. Just bought another parts machine. That's seven, for those counting. I'll add it to the sig when I receive it.
     
  4. DRAGONe

    DRAGONe Notebook Evangelist

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    Can't justify keepin' 'em penned up all the time - they seldom get to fly and now I know that in their new homes they will have new life and give their new handlers great pleasure as well (now that's altruism for all those payin' attention).

    DRAGONeer will go into competition soon with a new physique (8G, SSD and W7) and be in it to win it (SW tweaks).
     
  5. kohai

    kohai Notebook Consultant

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    Yeah, I think I will ultimately wind up with three or maybe four machines. The rest are fix up funding machines, funding the improvements for the better machines. I also like the idea of keeping these machines in circulation. If I weren't buying them, they'd likely be parted out.
     
  6. DRAGONe

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    Too true; I loathe the thought that they get gutted rather than resuscitated.
     
  7. no-tech

    no-tech Notebook Consultant

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  8. byxalo

    byxalo Newbie

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    Hello HDX Owners ...


    please HEEEEEEEEEEEEELP !!!

    i have a problem after flash my BIOS on my HDX 9480EG...
    the flash process was done 100% and without errors or something like this,
    but on a restart i only see a black screen : (( power led is on, on start hdx is accessing the dvd drive.. (i created a cd with 68dvd.bin but didnt help)


    i tried already this medhod

    How to raise a Dragon from the dead (or bios recovery procedure for HDX Dragon):

    This was discovered after MUCH trial and error!

    1. Download latest bios from HP and extract to a folder.
    2. Extract either NV.cab or ATI.cab depending on your graphics card.
    3. Open the ver.txt file and look for the string after '_ROM_' (for F.40 bios it was '68DVD').
    4. Rename Rom.bin to 68DVD.BIN
    5. Copy the 68DVD.BIN file to a freshly formatted (not bootable) floppy.
    6. Remove battery from HDX.
    7. Plug a USB floppy drive into the HDX and place the floppy with the bios file in it.
    8. Hold down Win and B keys and turn on the power.
    9. Release keys when floppy is accessed.
    10. Sit back and wait about two minutes for your HDX to rise from the dead!


    but no luck : ((

    now im thinking about unsolder the old bios and solder new one from this website HP Compaq Laptop BIOS Chips-EEPROM

    but im not sure which one i have top buy ...

    pls help me out guys,
    is there any way to use this wonderful notebook again? or i have to buy a new one?


    Thanks in advance
     
  9. kohai

    kohai Notebook Consultant

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    I've never had the restore procedure not work.

    Do you get any screen backlight, maybe pretty dim, when you fire up your system? It can take a few seconds to show up.
     
  10. Burke

    Burke Notebook Consultant

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    I also was unable to recover the bios via floppy after a bad flash after gpu upgrade. So it is not something to be dismissed.

    I used this procedure to recover the bios:


    http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-envy-hdx/169232-hp-hdx-dragon-owners-lounge-part-1-a-890.html

    However I did have an ati card as well and the hdx booted with that. My mobo was the 30d4 which I think is the older generation.
    Now I know my reply isn't very helpful but I think it's worth mentioning that the floppy flash does not always work.
     
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