P177SMA + Quadro P3200

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  1. Blacky

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    Hi,

    Probably no one can help me, but it's worth a shot.

    I got an HP P3200 MXM card. Card fits in perfectly and it is standard MXM format.

    The system boots fine with the card, but I can't get it to work. I tried installing drivers with NVCleanInstall, and they install fine, but then I get Error Code 43. I've read that I might need a different vBIOS, but NVflash doesn't recognise the EEPROM of the HP card.

    This is the card after driver installation:
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  2. Vaardu

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    Did you check at all if the MXM card had a physical VBIOS chip on it? If it was for an HP Zbook 17 G5 then it's likely to only use the VBIOS on that laptop's motherboard and not the card itself, so it might not have a chip on it at all. It'd only just have a blank spot where it would be soldered to.
     
  3. Blacky

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    That makes sense! Can you confirm it doesn't have one?
    Here is the picture: https://photos.app.goo.gl/G17GTNuVWZ61V18x5
     
  4. Vaardu

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    I can confirm it doesn't at all.

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    It's unpopulated, which may be why it isn't detecting the EEPROM, and other eBay listings of the card don't have one on them either.
     
  5. Blacky

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    Do you think I could solder one and get it to work?
     
  6. Meaker@Sager

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    It might work, you will need a file of course.
     
  7. Blacky

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    Cool, so no extra passives needed, then yeah looks good for working with a file then :)
     
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