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IHISI Flash write error in SMI? Bios update
Rhoryn posted a topic in Alienware M14x / AW 14When i click the BIOS version i want to download it opens insydeflash normally but then it comes up with an error. IHISI: Flash write error in SMI! SMI Return Code: 0x25 i downgraded to a08 for no reason, just a test, now when i click on any bios version it comes up with the error.. i downgraded my bios perfectly earlier and it worked so i dont understand why this wont.. all i want to do is unlock my bios and disable damn hyperthreading so i can play a game. Any ideas ? i am pretty computer savvy but try and explain it simply!
Metabox P650SE - Beeping and Flashing (you all know the one)
westjgames posted a topic in ClevoHi Guys. Introduction post & Support Request all in one. I'm westjgames and I am the (still but only just) proud owner of a Metabox P650SE (Clevo/Sager NP8651). There wasn't a subforum for this particular rebadger, but it is nonetheless exactly the same as the P650SE by Clevo. In any case, it's doing the famous beep-n-flash. Started doing it right as I was doing some Linux installs. Luckily, I have another laptop for the time being, so it's gonna be OK for all my web development projects and school for a while. However, still totally pissed at the situation. Pay $2,500 AUD for a laptop and get this crap... but I digress. Laptop was running Prema Mod right up until the beep'n'flash, when I panicked and installed the stock BIOS back. Prema has already given me some advice, which I have followed (erasing EC and leaving the laptop off the hook for 30 seconds), however, this hasn't worked. A mate from the UK says it's the 12v rail to the GPU, but with the number of these types of incidents appearing with this particular laptop, I'm a bit doubtful. I've also tried the following: Re-seating RAM Using each stick in each slot individually Flashing in the stock BIOS Updating the stock BIOS Removing battery for 30 seconds Removing CMOS battery for 30 seconds (and pretty much wrecking the plug at the same time, that little ****er is glued in I swear. It's all good now though) Prema's x and xx fixes Crying and gnashing teeth Sacrificing a lamb to the laptop gods (not really) Obviously, none of these have worked much. I have a ticket in with Metabox, but they're not in the office for another 2 hours (Perth is a terrible place to have your company). I had a previous conversation going with Prema on his/her website, but I've moved it here to avoid clogging his/her comments, as well as let you lovely people have a crack. I'm willing to try anything that doesn't: Involve destroying the laptop Involve electrocuting myself Gives me dandruff I'm not sure about the state of my warrantee after all this, but that's a conversation for 11am with the Metabox crew. Right now, I'm pretty much open to any new ideas. Bestow your mighty wisdom upon me!