Unlock Advanced BIOS Settings VPCS13CGX

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  1. sempervent

    sempervent Newbie

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    What I want to do:
    I would like to unlock advanced BIOS settings to enable the mini PCI-E and SIM card slot for mobile broadband access.

    Current Setup:
    Debian 9 Stretch with kernal 4.9.0-6-amd64

    System Information:
    Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
    Model: PCG-51511L
    Product Name: VPCS13CGX
    Version: C1056W3L​
    BIOS Information
    Vendor: INSYDE
    Version: R2100Q3
    Release Date: 09/21/2010
    ROM Size: 2048 kB​

    If you could point me in the right direction (most of the threads I've located include links to tools that are no longer available, and I have messaged the posters, but many have not been active in years), I would be eternally grateful. Additionally, if you would like to devote some of your time to creating a working BIOS, I would gladly compensate you monetarily provided that you release the BIOS for anyone to use for free.

  2. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Guest

    Oh INSYDE, that's going to be a pain in the ass.

    You could dump your BIOS for now.
  3. sempervent

    sempervent Newbie

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    I can't seem to find any of the files needed to dump the INSYDE bios, as Marcan's site tells me I should not be there: http://marcansoft.com/uploads/insydehacks/

    # biosdecode 3.0
    ACPI 2.0 present.
    OEM Identifier: Sony
    RSD Table 32-bit Address: 0xB37FE0AC
    XSD Table 64-bit Address: 0x00000000B37FE120
    PNP BIOS 1.0 present.
    Event Notification: Not Supported
    Real Mode 16-bit Code Address: F000:B9A6
    Real Mode 16-bit Data Address: 0040:0000
    16-bit Protected Mode Code Address: 0x000FB9B1
    16-bit Protected Mode Data Address: 0x00000400
    OEM Device Identifier: SST2400
    SMBIOS 2.6 present.
    Structure Table Length: 723 bytes
    Structure Table Address: 0x000E8EA0
    Number Of Structures: 18
    Maximum Structure Size: 113 bytes
    PCI Interrupt Routing 1.0 present.
    Router ID: 00:1f.0
    Exclusive IRQs: None
    Compatible Router: 8086:122e
    Slot Entry 1: ID 02:00, on-board
    Slot Entry 2: ID 03:00, on-board
    Slot Entry 3: ID 0a:00, on-board
    Slot Entry 4: ID 0b:00, on-board
    Slot Entry 5: ID 00:01, on-board
    Slot Entry 6: ID 00:02, on-board
    Slot Entry 7: ID 00:03, on-board
    Slot Entry 8: ID 00:04, on-board
    Slot Entry 9: ID 00:05, on-board
    Slot Entry 10: ID 00:06, on-board
    Slot Entry 11: ID 02:00, on-board
    Slot Entry 12: ID 03:00, on-board
    Slot Entry 13: ID 04:00, on-board
    Slot Entry 14: ID 05:00, on-board
    Slot Entry 15: ID 06:00, on-board
    Slot Entry 16: ID 0c:00, on-board
    Slot Entry 17: ID 0d:00, on-board
    Slot Entry 18: ID 0e:00, on-board
    Slot Entry 19: ID 00:16, on-board
    Slot Entry 20: ID 00:19, on-board
    Slot Entry 21: ID 00:1a, on-board
    Slot Entry 22: ID 00:1b, on-board
    Slot Entry 23: ID 00:1c, on-board
    Slot Entry 24: ID 00:1d, on-board
    Slot Entry 25: ID 00:1f, on-board
    Slot Entry 26: ID 10:00, slot number 1
    Slot Entry 27: ID 10:00, slot number 2
    Slot Entry 28: ID 10:05, slot number 3

    When plugging my card into the mini PCI-E slot, there is no change to `lspci`'s output
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