[Release] Alienware 18 BIOS A12 Unlocked

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Raidriar, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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  2. islam

    islam Notebook Enthusiast

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    i just flashed the BIOS using the sleep bug and as descripted my laptop BRICK so i tried to do nvram reset several times
    my system has 4910mq CPU, 32GB of ram and 880M SLI
    1- i remove all the rams
    2- disconnect COM battery and main battery
    3- hold power button for 30 seconds
    4- connect AC adapter and power on
    5- wait until 2 beeps sequence finish and while the laptop shutoff and before it powers on i insert one ram at the back
    6- laptop started to beep 5 beeps so i disconnected the AC adapter then started again but with no success, same thing the bios is greyed out
    am i doing something wrong ?
    what can i do ? i'm really lost
    please help

     
  3. islam

    islam Notebook Enthusiast

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    i cant even enter windows to reflash since the default is raid
     
  4. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Hello. Sorry to hear of your difficulties.

    Maybe someone with an Alienware 18 can take a BIOS dump with an SPI programmer and save it as a .bin or .rom file for you. Then you could use an SPI programmer with another computer to program the chip.
     
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    thank you Mr. Fox for your fast repay , unfortunately i really dont know what u meant since i have a limited knowledge in bios . if u can maybe explain a bit more or give me any advice , i know u sold your 18 long time back , i would really appreciate any tips here
     
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    UPDATE.. i just figured it out , my A12 bios had a password and i flashed the unlocked version without removing it so once i disabled the password my bios started to work again
    thank you Mr. FOX for your replay , by the way u may not remember me but we knew each others back in 2013

    UPDATE.. i just figured it out , my A12 bios had a password and i flashed the unlocked version without removing it so once i disabled the password my bios started to work again
    thank you Mr. FOX for your replay , by the way u may not remember me but we knew each others back in 2013 due to teh 780M SLI on M18X R1 on another forums
     
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