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  1. Alfly

    Alfly Notebook Guru

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    I updated the bios with the version 1.03.08 and it working.
     
  2. Meaker@Sager

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    Nice catch, I'm glad you got it to boot to be able to do that, were you just lucky?
     
  3. Alfly

    Alfly Notebook Guru

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    Lucky yes, or patient (or very patient):):confused:

    I waited for about 30 mins each time until it boots. First time into the UEFI to allow the SSD with the new UEFI to boot. Then wait for 30 mins again to boot on the SSD.

    I was happy to see the computer booting directly after.

    Next step, Conductonaut, undervolt GPU and CPU, check °C then maybe change CPU, Raid0 with 2 Msata, and Dual Sodimm Kingston.
    This will use some spare parts I have.
     
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    Just be careful with the liquid metal, have you checked that the contact is good between the chips and the heatsinks?
     
  5. Alfly

    Alfly Notebook Guru

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    Don't worry, this is not my first time. I use all the time the conductonaut rather the kryonaut when the heatsinks are made with copper.

    Not yet, i have to remove the heatsink to check it. This is the next step because i have to disassemble the laptop to change the chassis (broken where the screen is screwed).

    This is a nice little laptop. I bought it few days ago.
     
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    Worth checking otherwise the liquid metal could hurt rather than help.
     
  7. Alfly

    Alfly Notebook Guru

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    I undo the heatsinks right know. You are right, the CPU heatsink doesn't touch the die. Maybe I will remove the circular clips on the screws or change the screws (i have some other).

    Thanks for the advice;)
     
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    Washers or lapping can help.
     
  9. Burgunder Jordan

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    I have a w230ss,
    I tried an update of the bios and the keyboard works but I have a black screen
    I have a key in fat32, with the bios with the version 1.03.08, but without result.
    FN + B key> the key is taken into account (flashing LED) then nothing.
    How did you rename the bios so that the laptop takes it into account.

    Regards,
    Jordan
     
  10. Alfly

    Alfly Notebook Guru

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    Hi,

    I didn't needed to rename the bios. I used the original bios from here. I installed both the bios and EC. The usb key has to be bootable, i used the software Rufus to do the job.
     
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