Sony Vaio X Series - bricked by flashing BIOS

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  1. ComputerCowboy

    ComputerCowboy Sony Fanboy

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    Most Sony motherboards have a special connector on them that I think Sony uses for diag and reflashing. But I don't know if anyone has figured the pinout or how to use it. I know my UX has the connector, and I think I have seen it on the Z also. I imagine it is on the X but what are you going to do with it? Well maybe do some research and find out if someone has figured it out.

    Another bet would be to get a dead X motherboard and have someone with an infrared solder station take the BIOS chip and put it on your board. (that is if the dead board was dead for another reason)
     
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    MasterUMC Notebook Enthusiast

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    Whats the full model number?
     
  3. WeissTeufel

    WeissTeufel Notebook Enthusiast

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  4. WeissTeufel

    WeissTeufel Notebook Enthusiast

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    model: VPCX11Z1E

    there must be a way, if you guys read the posts I've given earlier you can see that those netbooks can be fixed after bad BIOS flashing.
    This is exactly the same BIOS (insyde H20)

    Can anyone advice how to get the *.bin file out of the genuine Sony flash?
    I don't want to open and check if removing the battery will work as the netbook hasn't been opened yet and I would prefer to keep it that way.
     
  5. WeissTeufel

    WeissTeufel Notebook Enthusiast

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    now, I found a program called Universal BIOS Backup Toolkit:
    Universal BIOS Backup ToolKit 2.0.rar

    I have tried it on another Vaio NW Series.
    I will get a backup file from another X Series and I will try to flash it back to my X Series.
    Is there anyone who can help and tell me how to flash a *.rom file?
     
  6. beaups

    beaups New Jack Hustler

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    ^I though virus as soon as I saw your post....and sure enough it is.
     
  7. WeissTeufel

    WeissTeufel Notebook Enthusiast

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    where is the file extracted cos i can't find it :(
     
  8. WeissTeufel

    WeissTeufel Notebook Enthusiast

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    it's not a virus it was my fault.
    can anyone tell me where exactly the EP0000216205.exe file is extracted to?

    I managed to get a rom file but from a Vaio X13 not X11 which is different.
    I will try to flash it anyway but i'm not sure if that Acer/HP way will work :/

    Will keep you posted guys.
     
  9. Achusaysblessyou

    Achusaysblessyou eecs geek ftw :D

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    I think beaups is talking about the file you used... the Universal BIOS Backup ToolKit 2.0.rar
     
  10. beaups

    beaups New Jack Hustler

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    ^Correct....
     
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