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10-27-2016 11:44 PM
You can rename it whatever you like.
10-27-2016 11:48 PM
10-31-2016 08:56 PM - edited 10-31-2016 08:56 PM
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.
11-25-2016 06:39 AM - edited 11-25-2016 06:40 AM
- 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...
12-28-2016 10:39 PM
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.