Samsung Series 7 - NP700Z5C-S03CA: My Last Hope

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  1. Dannemand

    Dannemand Decidedly Moderate Super Moderator

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    @Villtord: You previously listed your model as NP700Z5C (a very popular Series 7 classic) but in your last post you list it as NT700Z5C. I have not heard of that model, but I see it listed in SW Update.

    Just for completeness, the BIOS families for the NP700Z5C that I am aware of, are AAG (for Win7 models, with a limited UEFI implementation) and ABJ (for Win8 models, with full UEFI/SecureBoot implementation).

    For either of these families (any any family) you can use the link towards the end of @isosunrise's BIOS rollback guide to identify the filename of the latest BIOS. Below I have included the links for AAG and ABJ, respectively:

    AAG (showing latest is P05AAG): http://sbuservice.samsungmobile.com/BUWebServiceProc.asmx/GetContents?platformID=AAG&PartNumber=AAAA

    ABJ (showing latest is P07ABJ): http://sbuservice.samsungmobile.com/BUWebServiceProc.asmx/GetContents?platformID=ABJ&PartNumber=AAAA

    In order to download a specific BIOS update file, insert its complete filename in the following link (copied from @isosunrise's guide):

    P05AAG: http://sbuservice.samsungmobile.com/upload/BIOSUpdateItem/ITEM_20130412_1087_WIN_P05AAG.exe

    P07ABJ: http://sbuservice.samsungmobile.com/upload/BIOSUpdateItem/ITEM_20131114_21267_WIN_P07ABJ.exe

    Again, this may not be relevant for you (having the NT700Z5C), but since the NP700Z5C is widespread (and prone to bricking) I figured it might be useful for others.

    If you manage to crack the AMI tool procedure to allow the "cold" emergency flashing described by @urkopineda, I beg you to post the information here. It will help a lot users!
     
  2. Villtord

    Villtord Newbie

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    #Update#

    I gave up on trying to fix it with various software and gave it to the Samsung Official service centre. Their verdict was replacement of the motherboard for the price that is close to the brand new laptop, so I refused. Guys from the unofficial service center managed to rewrite P02AAG version of bios after unsoldering the chip and now everything works in a perfect way. The problem is solved.
    Thank you, @Dannemand, for your participation and support!
     
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  3. Brian D

    Brian D Notebook Guru

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    Villtord, what "unofficial service center" did you use? If I may ask. I have a machine in an unofficial service center (L2 Computers) in NYC that is working on my NP700Z7C. They still haven't fixed it yet.
     
  4. Villtord

    Villtord Newbie

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    I'm afraid the one that is quite far from NYC. It is in Moscow, Russia. If you want I can give you the exact address via PM.
     
  5. Brian D

    Brian D Notebook Guru

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    LOL... no, that will be fine. But at least you got your machine working. Good for you. Thanks :)
     
  6. Dannemand

    Dannemand Decidedly Moderate Super Moderator

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    That's awesome. Well done being so persistent, congrats on getting your Sammy back in working order -- and thank you for sharing it here!
     
  7. joot

    joot Notebook Enthusiast

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    So to reset the CMOS battery, I simply have to unplugged the wire coming off the battery looking thing on top of a soft black plastic shroud? Do I need to unplugged the main battery too?

    Anybody know where/how do I download the bios version P00AAS for my NP700Z5C-S01UB?

    OK, found the bios. Because this laptop was bought from Best Buy, the one and only bios is POOAAS. There is NO previous bios.

    When creating WinPE disc of Win8, it cannot be formatted as Fat32. Win8 has to be formatted NTFS. Otherwise, it Rufus will refused to format...
     
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  8. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Yes, to reset the CMOS you need to discoonect the PSU, remove the main battery, then disconnect the CMOS battery and then hold down the power button for a little while to make sure that all power has been drained.

    P00AAS would be the original BIOS. If you get the computer running then you can use Samsung's BIOS Update program to check for anything newer. However, that program will only offer the latest version (which may have fixed many bugs but introduced some new ones). This thread includes advice on finding intermediate BIOS versions.

    John
     
  9. joot

    joot Notebook Enthusiast

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    John,

    Yes I did all that, removing main battery, removing cmos battery cable. I was able to locate the only bios for my laptop bought from Best Buy. There is no previous or updated bios at all for this particular laptop bought from Best Buy. I even made a USB thumbdrive with Windows 8.1 Pro vie Rufus. It did not boot at all from the thumbdrive. The Samsung logo flashes for two seconds and then went black. The blue power light and battery charge lights are on and the cpu fan spins at a high rate. Nothing more.

    This all happened after I have already successfully installed Yosemite on the main SSD HD. I also had a second SSD inside a caddy attached to where the DVD writer drive was before. I had Windows 10 preview on the second drive. I decided to upgrade Windows 10 preview to a newer build. After installation, the laptop rebooted. After the reboot, that's when the problem started. No F2, F4 or F10 worked to get into bios. Does not read anything attached vie USB either. Nothing. So my only options are emergency flash or physically un-soldering the chip where bios is and have someone re-flash bios back onto it? Anyone know any computer specialist in the Midwest (Wisconsin) area?
     
  10. joot

    joot Notebook Enthusiast

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    How do I extract only the bios file from this executeble file?
     
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