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G62 bios update warning

Just a small warning about the BIOS version F.35 A

Updating to that bios may disable your motherboard.


I have a G62-a50SM and after updating to that bios both graphic cards got disabled.

I sent it in for repairs and they replaced the motherboard and told me that HP is aware that that bios may disable the motherboard for that model, and told me to wait for a newer version of the bios and then update. (Why is that bios still available for download on their site for my model then?)


So, if you don't have a warranty, you should stay away from bios version F.35 A

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Re: G62 bios update warning

Thank you for this info.


Pavilion DV2922TX, XP-SP3 32bit, Intel T5750 2.0Ghz, Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS with 128MB, 4GB 667 DDR2, 250GB HDD
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Re: G62 bios update warning

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A great way to sell new laptops, thanks HP, it should be pulled immediately.


Does not apply to all G62 models. My G62 147nr has a different motherboard and bios.



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Re: G62 bios update warning

and after more than 2 years problem persists...
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