MSI CX61 2QC BIOS Flash

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  1. Tenoroon

    Tenoroon Notebook Consultant

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    Hello everyone!

    My father has an old CX61 and I have been toying around with it. The BIOS is password locked and despite re-setting the BIOS, the password always stays. My issue is that to update the BIOS, I need to boot into DOS using a flash-drive, but I cannot do that as the BIOS is password locked. Would any of you have any tips so that I can get into the BIOS?

    Thank you!
     
  2. hacktrix2006

    hacktrix2006 Hold My Vodka, I going to kill my GPU

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    Have you done a full Discharge CMOS reset? I.e Taken the CMOS battery out and unplugged the AC/Main Battery out for 30 seconds.
     
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    Yeah, that’s what’s weird.
     
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    hacktrix2006 Hold My Vodka, I going to kill my GPU

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    Certainly is. If you have done CMOS clear it should have been removed, so really only SPI flashing is the only avenue to get past it, which means you need to find a clean BIOS dump to flash to it.

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