Flashing firmware used to be a sort-of haphazard process that often resulted in bricked motherboards. At least, that was my experience when working with pre-UEFI motherboards in a lab environment. The widespread adoption of UEFI in modern motherboards means that usability has been substantially improved, and with that in mind, flashing no longer requires a bootable CD with command prompt loaded.
Abrupt power loss or power disruption by the user can brick the board -- meaning it will be as useful as a brick when it comes to computing. Do not disconnect power at any time during this process. Don't perform during electrical storms. When updating via internet, most boards will store the update locally, wipe the old firmware, and then apply the update. In the event your board does not do this, but instead requires a constant internet connection, it is advisable not to disconnect your wire during the update.
We would also advise opting for a wired connection.
Also note that flashing BIOS will wipe all settings, so it is recommended that you write down any overclocking settings before proceeding. This is a good thing. The reason that flashing firmware can brick a board is because there exist no consumer means to recover a corrupted firmware chip. To update firmware, the board must first wipe the existing blocks housing the firmware, then apply the update block-by-block to the flash device. Failure or power loss during the 'wipe' phase will likely result in catastrophic failure -- or unrecoverable corruption to the Flash memory.
Dual BIOS eliminates this concern. For most users, it is recommended that you don't fix something that isn't broken, to paraphrase an adage. That's it! You're done. Subscribe to the YouTube channel for more tutorials, as always. Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name.
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Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of Tweet this thread Share on Facebook Reddit! Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Here is what you need to do: 1. Download the latest BIOS version 2. Make sure the tablet is plugged in otherwise the flash tool will show an error 6. When the camera indicator lights up, release the start button and wait 8. After several seconds you will see the blue screen of the flash utility I have just tried it on my working TTA, and I was able to reflash with no issues.
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Saved my note!! I though it was dead forever!! After that the computer doesn't turn on again. When I plug the power cord the white light comes on but no boot.
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I tried this steps but without success Please someone help me!! Originally Posted by ghvsoftarts. I frequently answer questions on my phone. The content is usually good, but the words may not be intelligible. If you cant understand my post Hmmm, looks like I have similar problem on THA After installing latest update looked like all was ok but on reboot after firmware update All three lines ended up as OK After rebooting it's stuck on Asus logo I can enter bios and move within, reset it to defaults but can't enter Easyflash, it will just freeze.
BTW the bios update was initiated using WinFlash. Last edited by lifeisfun; at AM. Originally Posted by HairyCube. Originally Posted by jpilch. All Windows updates except Bing. All Asus Live Updates. WIFI driver 5.The content on this page may be out-of-date or have been superseded by newer information, and links on this page to other sites may not work.
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Frank07 Honorable. Feb 8, 92 1 10, 3. Hi, I want to flash my asus zenbook uxlaa bios, it has version Jul 28, 85 0 1, I wouldn't joke about it, it worked for many asus laptops i had, only few g didn't work. Dunlop Estimable Herald.Joinsubscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. The following guide is intended for those that have installed a different BIOS and operating system altogether. That script, if you recall from our guidecreates a backup copy of your BIOS, making it easy to restore.
If you left the write protect screw off, you can continue. Click the Wi-Fi icon at the top right corner of your screen and connect to your Wi-Fi network when you reach the desktop.
You now now run the same script you ran earlier. Open a Terminal window in Ubuntu and paste the following command, pressing Enter afterwards. Just tell the script you do not have a firmware backup file when it asks. The process should complete successfully. Launch the app and connect a USB drive. This USB drive will be erased as part of this process. You can pick it from the list or just enter the codename. Go through Chromebook Recovery Utility wizard.
If your Chromebook has an SD card slot, you can also use this utility to place the recovery media on an SD card instead. When the tool finishes creating recovery media, you can remove the USB drive from your computer and connect it to your Chromebook. With your Chromebook still powered off, press and hold the Esc and Refresh keys the Refresh key is where the F3 key would be on a normal keyboard.
Press the Power button while holding these keys and then let go of the power button. Release the Esc and Refresh keys when you see a message appear on your screen. Connect the USB drive you created to your Chromebook. Your Chromebook will automatically detect the recovery media and use it to restore your device. Ensure the Chromebook is plugged in and allow it to automatically restore the operating system.
Ensure you only have the one USB drive connected to avoid confusing the system.
Your Chromebook will then restart automatically. Sign in and set up Chrome OS normally. Paste the following command and press Enter to download and run the firmware script one last time:.
At this point, you may or may not want to disable Developer Mode. Your Chromebook will wipe its internal drives and re-enable OS verification, which prevents you or malware from modifying the system partition and operating system files.
You may want to re-enable the BIOS write protection, too. Your Chromebook will be back to the same state it was in when you bought it, running the original BIOS and protecting it from modification. Just do the same thing you did when you removed the screw. Turn the Chromebook over and unscrew the bottom.
Locate the screw hole you unscrewed the BIOS write protect screw from previously. Take the exact same screw you unscrewed earlier and screw it back into the hole. Your Chromebook will be in the same state it was in when you purchased it. The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere. Joinsubscribers and get a daily digest of news, comics, trivia, reviews, and more.