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  1. If it's anything like the other Clevo laptops I've worked with, there are 3-5 chips that have 'bios' information on them. for a gamer laptop, there are two ITE subsystem chips (KB/EC), the main Bios chip, an ME chip.. Maybe a couple Video oriented chips to program as well. One thing you might look into, is the processor model that you have in there. Yes it is a good working chip, but some of the older bios's on the laptops won't post with a newer chip. You have to put in an older chip to get it to post, then flash bios's and then swap the CPU again. The same procedure would be done with the GPU if it isn't posting. It's easiest to find one that it will post with, flash bios's, then swap back to the better card. I'm sure it is possible to un-solder the chip and drop it into a programmer, but I haven't done the research to do that sort of operation on these laptops.
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    Service Manual

    I am now looking for a Service Manual for the NP95xER, Sager NP895x. The Clevo Mirror site has not been updated with it yet. Brian
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    BIOS Flash recovery

    Sorry, I think I might have misread yuour model number the first time. You can access/download the P650HS Service manual (with schematics) from https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1269646/Clevo-P650hs.html
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    Is it normal?

    repasting it shouldn't be that hard. While you're at it, I always tweaked the springs up a bit so they applied more pressure, and that gained a few degrees in temps. Unfortunately, though, from the sounds of it, your GPU has fatigued and is putting off a lot more heat than it should for the work it's doing. I don't have the stats for the currents for that model, but I would not be surprised if it's drawing way too much current as well, either of which (temp or current) could be triggering the emergency shutdown. Which specific games and programs are shutting it down?
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    BIOS Flash recovery

    I just found the Service manual for the P95xHR, I'm not certain how much different that is from the HS. Use with discretion. http://s472165864.onlinehome.fr/anyware/manuels/P95XHR.pdf
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    BIOS Flash recovery

    It's really frustrating to me to have a new BIOS update, or a new model of laptop to flash, and for some reason or other, the flash goes badly and the system is bricked. The only recourse is to get it reprogrammed by sager, since it won't boot. I know there are chip programmers, but I know they have methods of flashing the BIOS, ME, and EC without removing the chips from the board. Are they using the Debug connector to do this? is it possible that I could get the specifications needed to recover the BIOS in the same way? What kind of Programmer interface would I need, and what would the pin-out be for the appropriate connector? Right now I am working with the P775TM1-G, P650HP6-G, p650HS-G and P955HR (physical variant of P950HR).
  7. I am looking for information on the procedures to replace the integrated BIOS Logo on several laptops. The model numbers are the P650HP6-G, and P650HS6-G. In the past, we have been able to replace the logo on those BIOS's using an Asus BIOS Logo tool, and Secure ROM Signing tool successfully. However, with newer BIOS updates, I have been getting an error message "18-Error: Secure Flash ROM Verify Fail." So I have been staying with older BIOS versions instead of trying to force a bad flash. The P650HS is still using a .BIN for the main BIOS flash file, however, the P650HP6-G has changed from a .ROM to a .8M or .04 file, depending on which method of flash used. One file size is very different from the other (most likely because of a combined ME and BIOS flash code in one file. The trouble is, I am unsure whether these are to be seen as a normal BIN or ROM file, just named differently, or as a completely different type of file. I am using the BIOS flash file that is used only for the BIOS, which should be free from abnormal code arrangement for multiple components. I am in need of an appropriate Logo replacement utility, as well as the digital signature utility for Secure boot. If there is the matter of having a valid key assigned to the company for this purpose, I can present that to my managers for their follow up.
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    [REPAIR] Clevo Service Manuals

    I am looking for information on the procedures to replace the integrated BIOS Logo on several laptops. The model numbers are the P650HP6-G, and P650HS6-G. In the past, we have been able to replace the logo on those BIOS's using an Asus BIOS Logo tool, and Secure ROM Signing tool successfully. However, with newer BIOS updates, I have been getting an error message "18-Error: Secure Flash ROM Verify Fail." So I have been staying with older BIOS versions instead of trying to force a bad flash. The P650HS is still using a .BIN for the main BIOS flash file, however, the P650HP6-G has changed from a .ROM to a .8M or .04 file, depending on which method of flash used. One file size is very different from the other (most likely because of a combined ME and BIOS flash code in one file. The trouble is, I am unsure whether these are to be seen as a normal BIN or ROM file, just named differently, or as a completely different type of file. I am using the BIOS flash file that is used only for the BIOS, which should be free from abnormal code arrangement for multiple components. I am in need of an appropriate Logo replacement utility, as well as the digital signature utility for Secure boot. If there is the matter of having a valid key assigned to the company for this purpose, I can present that to my managers for their follow up. --------------------------- I realize I should have posted this in the parent forum, I do not have the options to remove this message though, as far as I know. You may if you can, I will post a copy in the parent forum.
  9. I am looking for some software that I can run on laptops to verify the correct operation of the Fingerprint Reader. We are installing the basic drivers so that the device is operational, but we are not installing the security suite that comes with it, unless specifically requested by the customer. When we first carried the Clevo W150HNQ, the software suite allowed the testing of the fingerprint reader without creating accounts or registering finger prints in the Demo Mode. I was wondering if there is a small program that I can run, without installation, that will show me the input from the fingerprint reader each time it is use, so that I can verify that it has not been affected during the disassembly, painting and reassembly processes. I have been searching for a program to do this for a few years now, and have still not found anything that even comes close (except for that initial version of the security software, which has been verified to be insecure).
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    Accidentially applied P170SMA bios to P170SM

    In the same area of expertise: I am working on my Bosses P157SM (not SMA), and it has the original BIOS on it (1.00.01) and /had/ the original EC firmware (1.00.1) as well. The problem I am running into, is trying to flash the BIOS forward to one of the latest, 1.03.01 . We found the 1.03.01 package on the Clevo Mirror and downloaded it, and flashed in pure DOS. The EC flash worked fine, but the BIOS keeps returning a mismatched Bios ID. I have two ROM files in the BIOS flash directory, one is P15sm.301, the other is P15sm6m.301. Both of them are giving me the ID mismatch errors in their own way (one is a string of flash commands.) The System has the IDs: ROM ID = P150SM ROM GUID = b5c59087-feac-4b41-9d80780ba5aa070f The Rom File p15SSM6M.301 has the IDs: ROM ID = P150SM ROM GUID = 76183244-c0c1-469a-acb9bd90ca0f0f87 and the Rom File P15sm.301 has the IDs: ROM ID = P150SM ROM GUID = 76183244-c0c1-469a-acb9bd90ca0f0f87 The question is.. Would it be safe to override the ID check and force the flash (/x), or am I going to brick this board by doing so? This is the only system of this model that we have in house, and getting replacement boards for this is rather hard at this time.
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    [REPAIR] Clevo Service Manuals

    I had been contacting Sager for their procedures, and they were giving me an EFI method. While I was able to boot into the EFI environment, (which was kinda cool to figure out) the flashing still didn't work, so I went back to old proven methods.. Dos. So far, it's worked flawlessly each time, for both the P650RE and P650RG. We also figured out how to insert a custom logo into it as well, and I am much happier to be shipping a completed product. Edit: Also, the 1.05.13 bios for the P770DM-G is no longer giving 7B bluescreens when booting into a new OS image. Yay!
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    [REPAIR] Clevo Service Manuals

    As of the time you posted this link, I was able to follow the link to the correct page, but I wasn't able to get the download to work. Now that I try the link again, it leads to a page titled and for a file called: Dusk - 07 - Audio - Dusk-Pizz - 09 - Instrument - pizz-01.wav (44.42 MB) which is not the ESM...
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    [REPAIR] Clevo Service Manuals

    Ok, I found the P65xSE, SG, and SA models on your ESM listing, but I haven't seen any mention of the P650RG, and P650RE models. After looking though the Service Manual, it appears the chassis are Identical, and the operative changes are the Nvidia chips. For now, that is an insignificant difference for my uses.. though other departments aren't going to take it with a grain of salt, so I am still looking for the specific ESM's for both the RG and RE.
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    [REPAIR] Clevo Service Manuals

    You are referring to the P650RE or RG models? I can post step by step instructions with pictures if you need. Edit: Not applicable. Phoenix model is P870DM(-G), I have not worked on those.
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    [REPAIR] Clevo Service Manuals

    Unfortunately, one of the reasons I am looking for the P650RE/P650RG service manual, is to see if there are any specific BIOS flash procedures I should be observing. The updated BIOS CD's come with a variety of ways to flash the BIOS/EC, but they do not provide any instructions for this particular model of laptop. I have flashed these laptops successfully on several occasions, however, I have recently had two that bricked on me, due to the flash program crashing during the flash process in windows. I would like to get the proper flash order/procedure set up for DOS application, but a little explanation on all the tools, preset modes, and programs would be beneficial.
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