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HP PRO All-in-one 3520
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

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on my HP AIO 3520 there is a bios issue (error during flash  update), now the pc doesn't start and it beeps 8 times, blank screen, nothing to do also resetting jumper on mainboard, remove cmos battery ecc...

I need your help to find the correct procedure to create an usb recovery disk to flash the bios. I read the procedure on the hp support website but it is not accurate for my device (I mean, the bios file for my device that you can download from product support page, it does not contain the procedure to create an usb recovery disk but it starts immediately to flash the bios, so it does not work). But, maybe, there is way to create an usb disk with another bios file then to replace the image of the bios with the correct one for my device?

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Hi

More than 1 possibility.

8

VIDEO MEMORY

Power button LED blinks 8 times with 8 beeps

BIOS/CMOS

(ROM) problem,

Perform BIOS recovery with external media (USB/CD-ROM).

 

There are several BIOS downloads, for SSID  2AED or  2AF0 you need the correct one.

 

If in doubt please ask.

 

I guess this is what you already tried?
Hopefully one of these documents will cover (and solve) your problem...

https://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c00042629
https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833

Turn off the computer, and then connect the power cord.
Press and hold the Windows key and the B key at the same time, and then press and hold the power button for 2 to 3 seconds.
Release the Power button but continue pressing the Windows and B keys. You might hear a series of beeps.
The HP BIOS Update screen displays and the recovery begins automatically. Follow any on-screen prompts to continue the startup to complete the recovery.
HP BIOS Update recovery in progress

If the HP BIOS Update screen does not display, repeat the previous steps but press the Windows key and the V key. If the screen still does not display, your computer might not support the feature or there is a hard drive issue. Continue to the next step to install a BIOS recovery file from the HP website.
If the Power light turns off, the Power button was held too long. Repeat the previous steps, making sure to hold the button for only 2 to 3 seconds.

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Hello

I already read the usb recovery procedure but there is not any bios for 3520 that support the usb disk creation. So the questioni is still open, there is a way to use a different bios to create an usb disk then  to put inside the correct firmware for hp 3520?

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Which of these is it?  2AED OR 2AF0?

 

HP Compaq Business Desktop ROMPaq Firmware (ROM Family 2AED)

8.11 Rev. A4.4 MBDec 21, 2012

HP Compaq Business Desktop ROMPaq Firmware (ROM Family 2AED)-00

8.12 Rev. A4.4 MBJan 31, 2013

HP Consumer Desktop PC BIOS Update (ROM Family SSID 2AED)

8.17 Rev.A3.5 MBDec 15, 2014

HP Consumer Desktop PC BIOS Update (ROM Family SSID 2AF0)

8.14 Rev.A2.9 MBFeb 9, 2015

HP Consumer and Small Business Desktop PC BIOS Update (ROM Family 2AED)

8.16 A4.6 MBJun 30, 2014

 

The SP70606 file contains the 3 files, a Batch File (safuwin AZA_814.ROM /p /b /n /r /k /reboot) and the executable and the ROM file.  So your particular experience is...

05/11/2014 20:27 4,194,304 AZA_814.ROM
09/02/2015 08:58 42 flash.bat
26/06/2012 03:49 302,352 safuwin.ex
15/09/2019 09:11 2,941,424 sp70606

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Dear Lil_Boy_Blue

I'd like go flash computer with the original firmware 8.11, but how can see you the file does not contains a procedure to install the firmware from usb. Do you know how can I put the .rom info an usb drive and how to launch a recovery procedure from usb port?

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Hi

Yes Copy and Paste.

Because you wont/dont tell me what Board SSID you have, how can I give you the sequence?

 

Like download the softpaq, like I did.

Open/Extract the internal files with  7Zip like I did.

 

Copy them to a USB, preferably a bootable one, that I didn't go as far as.

 

So while you do not want to help me help you.

 

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S:\Downloads>dir
Directory of S:\Downloads

15/09/2019 15:52

15/09/2019 15:52 sp60272
15/09/2019 15:51 4,559,896 sp60272.exe

 

S:\Downloads>cd sp60272

Directory of S:\Downloads\sp60272

21/12/2012 14:11 69 flash.bat
07/11/2012 15:52 225,664 FWUpdLcl.EXE
17/12/2012 21:58 8,388,608 LEE_811.ROM
19/10/2012 10:59 1,560,576 ME811336.BIN
26/06/2012 17:49 302,352 safuwin.exe
21/12/2012 15:23 1,216 sp60272.cva

 

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Hi Lil_boy_blue

I'm sorry for the misunderstanding

ROM Family 2AED

Thanks for your help

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The procedure is still the same.....

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pro-all-in-one-3520-pc/5299218

 

Select Freedos as the OS.

Download   File name:  sp60272.exe

Open/Extract using 7 ZIP to a local directory or direct to a USB.

Copy the 6 files to a USB or whatever you have.

21/12/2012 14:11 69 flash.bat
07/11/2012 15:52 225,664 FWUpdLcl.EXE
17/12/2012 21:58 8,388,608 LEE_811.ROM
19/10/2012 10:59 1,560,576 ME811336.BIN
26/06/2012 17:49 302,352 safuwin.exe
21/12/2012 15:23 1,216 sp60272.cva

 

Boot from it , or something similar, and run the exe or bat file appropriately.

BAT file is 2 lines.

FWUpdLcl -F ME811336.BIN -allowsv
SAFUWIN LEE_811.ROM /P /B /N /R /K

 

Make a Bootable Windows 10 USB, add in the 6 flash files.

Boot from it.

 

W8 Repair.pngRecovery Reinstall.png

 

Command prompt is X:

CD to the BIOS folder and voila.

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Ho Lil

Thanks for your help but as I wrote my PC does not boot, when I turn on,I hear only 8 beeps, screen black.

But I want to follow your suggeestion, I put the files info an usb bootable drive then? I tried with win+b, ctrl+home, but nothing. Are you sure that copy and paste the files info an usb drive is enough?

Thanks 

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