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HP Envy 23 AIO: No Beep, Screen Blank, No USB
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Message 31 of 42 (5,755 Views)

Re: HP Envy 23 AIO: No Beep, Screen Blank, No USB

Certainly can. Open the executable on another computer. Run it, wait for it to fail. Then go to c:\Swsetup\spXXXXX (forget the exact Softpaq number). The file you want will have an extension of .rom

You can rename it whatever you like.
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Re: HP Envy 23 AIO: No Beep, Screen Blank, No USB

Anyone have an issue where after the recovery, the BIOS settings keep resetting to default at every boot? I suspect it has to do with the serial numbers and other data not present. I tried the usual programming tools (nbdmifit etc) to no avail. I know these tools usually only support business grade notebooks but I gave it a go anyway. No dice.
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Message 33 of 42 (5,703 Views)

Re: HP Envy 23 AIO: No Beep, Screen Blank, No USB

Sure it's not a dead cmos battery? I haven't had any issues with the bios resetting.
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Re: HP Envy 23 AIO: No Beep, Screen Blank, No USB

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New battery, voltage checks out too.  One solder joint in the back probably came loose from messing with it so much.  I'm done with it though.  Runs well otherwise.  I managed to program all the SKUs and what not with SMBCFG - great tool.  

 

One other thing to note, at least for me.  The Intel ME disappeared completely after this process.  Not the end of the world, but FYI.

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Message 35 of 42 (5,623 Views)

Re: HP Envy 23 AIO: No Beep, Screen Blank, No USB

MUCH love! :D

Succesfully ressurrected a Pavilion 23 AIO 23-b006es. All is well again

 

Was getting a bit nervous when writing the new rom as it took 37 minutes. But no need to worry.

 

Big ups!

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Message 36 of 42 (5,615 Views)

Re: HP Envy 23 AIO: No Beep, Screen Blank, No USB

Great News. Did you write bios through Arudino or Raspberry PI. The Arudino with VM hasn't worked for me - so I was gonna by a Raspberry PI
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Re: HP Envy 23 AIO: No Beep, Screen Blank, No USB

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IT WORKED!!

 

 

  • I ended up buying a Raspberry Pi  (which is a nice new gadget to have) and used that to do the reading and writing of the flash chip.  I didn't have the jumper cables that would work with the Pi - so I ended up using both the Raspberry Pi and Arudino.     I think my problems were with security around the Virtual Box of Ubuntu - so having Ubunto on the Pi directly to the Arudino seemed to help. 

 

  • Even after I "wrote the new" BIOS and was succesful - i was so stressed that my machine didn't come on.  I was able to throw it away for good -- and then decided to re-insert the CMOS battery and move the Recovery Pin (I had lost track which 2 pins it was supposed to cover).    It ended up that I had the CMOS battery backwards or the recvoery Pin in wrong place.   Possibly both were issues - but the machine did start back up!

 

Many Thanks to PhoneixForce and Oxide for all of your help!!

 

I wrote up some details that I used on my site at: https://marcusstouffer.com/2016/11/25/raspberry-pi-and-arduino-uno-r3-to-manually-flash-hp-envy-bios...

 

 

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Message 38 of 42 (5,531 Views)

Re: HP Envy 23 AIO: No Beep, Screen Blank, No USB

Thath's great.  I bet this recovery works on any HP desktop that has the recovery port too.  Hopefully they will continue to build them that way.

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Message 39 of 42 (5,242 Views)

Re: HP Envy 23 AIO: No Beep, Screen Blank, No USB

Hi. Which Raspberry Pi did you get? There seems to be different kinds. I am trying to flash the BIOS using a cheap Arduino UNO R3 compatible board but it gets stuck at reading the flash contents and just sits there.

 

Thanks

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Re: HP Envy 23 AIO: No Beep, Screen Blank, No USB

This one here.

 

 

https://www.buyapi.ca/product/raspberry-pi-3-model-b-armv8-with-1g-ram/

 

I believe they all have the same pinouts though.

 

 

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