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Alienware 17 R5 Ranger Bricked After Dell Bios Update

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Hey all, 

 

I updated my Alienware 17 R5 Ranger (2014) to the latest Dell bios "AW17A14". I went around to look for possible fixes, I found that I should be uploading the last Bios I had through a USB stick formatted to FAT32. Now that's pretty simple so far (keep in mind the laptop only turns on the LED's and CPU/GPU fans at full speed looking for a bios file). 

 

I downloaded the Bios file from Dell but they have it as an .EXE program. I need it in the proper format to be read by InSyde Bios. I have no idea how to convert it from EXE to the right format. I tried using CMD to run AW17A14.EXE -writehdrfile, but that wouldn't work. 

 

This happened right after Dell replaced the MB for the same reason. The second time, my warranty had just expired. I don't wanna pay Dell 359.99$CAD for a new MB because of an issue inflicted by them.

 

Thanks,

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Hi @Dunder_Mifflin,

 

Do you need the A14 Bios? I have the file "AW17A14_VAS00A14.fd" (which is the BIOS A14) and the "AW17A15_VAS00X64.fd" (newest BIOS). If you want them send me a PM it's about 9,45 MB.

 

Cheers

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