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Ajayajayaj
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Hi, so I have been helping @wiselyzzz and have successfully modified his AMI bios to have Hotplug enabled for all of his PCIe ports. The problem is that he is still getting error 43, and HWiNFO is still showing his ports as Not Capable for hotplug.

After restarting, and dumping his bios, all of the settings were still saved.

Here is the bios:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3dks1uohXLEMW5lWmIySWtsVms/view

This is openable with AMIBCP:  https://ami.com/en/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-4/

Anyone know what's up?

2011 15" Asus U57A + GTX1050@4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC) + Win10 (no guide)


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dani29m
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Ajayajayaj
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Thanks, I'll get back to you on whether it worked.

2011 15" Asus U57A + GTX1050@4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC) + Win10 (no guide)


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Ajayajayaj
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dani29m
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YES,"FLASH" it with FPTW64,not sure about AFUWIN,never tried it.For the recovery......more options....better(do research first don't go blind) Let me know how it goes,fingers crossed here :-)

 

ASUS A53SV: i7-2860QM, 16GB DDR3 running WINDOWS 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016
SSD: SAMSUNG 850 PRO(256GB)+SAMSUNG 850 EVO(120GB)
eGPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW+ PE4C V3.0(mPCIe)+EVGA 650 G3 PSU (internal display ONLY)


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maxwell87
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If hwinfo does not show you that hot plug is enabled, then it was the wrong andress. I had the same problem. After flashing the BIOS to the latest version and using that BIOS to find the right variables, it worked. Unfortunately changing the bit did nothing... After hot plug was enabled I still was not able to install newer drivers...

2015 15" Clevo N150RD + [email protected] (EXP GDC 9.0b) + Win10


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wiselyzzz
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Yup, this is me having a problem. No matter what I try, hwinfo still shows Hot plug not capable despite BIOS is modified to enable for PCI port 1,2,3,4. Also, Maxwell, I did your suggestion in Flashing the latest BIOS version. After we did that using fpt, it showed error 204: Data verify mismatch found.

Since we flashed it and not success, we reflash the modified.rom before flashing the original ASUS BIOS. After that happened, during flashing 45%, laptop suddenly dies black screen. 

We wait for 5 min, nothing happens. Tried to do hard reset, it won't turn off. I took the battery off. It turns off finally. However, when pressing power button. It wont turn on at all. Even plugging in the battery, there is no light from laptop that indicate it's charging.

Ajay can clarify to you. I am successfully bricking my laptop.

To SUMMARIZE:

1. Fail flashing Original BIOS (VERSION 317) from Asus website.  https://www.asus.com/my/support/Download/3/429/0/1/DbF6VqPL705LOi9e/29/
2. cmd shows =>Error 204: Data verify mismatch found.
3. Reflash the modified.rom to revert back to previous settings before flashing the original ASUS BIOS.
4. Black Screen or No response from Anything during flashing like 45%.
5. Turning off laptop using Hard reset (Pressing power button and Hold long) doesn't work. Making me have to take off battery to shut it down.
6. Inserting battery and plugging in the AC again, pressing the power button. Doesn't turn on. Neither is the light indicator on nor the charging indicator on.
7. Completely Bricked the laptop.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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dani29m
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@wiselyzzz which modified bios did you flash,the one i send you guys or........?

EDIT: fptw64 can flash .rom and .bin only,if you tried to flash the original bios without at least renaming it that is what probably caused all the problems.I suggested to use fptw64 to flash the bios i send you guys not ANY bios !!!!!!!

 

ASUS A53SV: i7-2860QM, 16GB DDR3 running WINDOWS 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016
SSD: SAMSUNG 850 PRO(256GB)+SAMSUNG 850 EVO(120GB)
eGPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW+ PE4C V3.0(mPCIe)+EVGA 650 G3 PSU (internal display ONLY)


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wiselyzzz
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Posted by: dani29m

@wiselyzzz which modified bios did you flash,the one i send you guys or........?

EDIT: fptw64 can flash .rom and .bin only,if you tried to flash the original bios without at least renaming it that is what probably caused all the problems.I suggested to use fptw64 to flash the bios i send you guys not ANY bios !!!!!!!

 

No, I flashed it using Original Bios. Before flashing it with fptw64, I modified the settings and enable hot plug using AMIBCP. After that, save and flash it using FPTW64. Finally, error as stated above and reflash the ROM before original one. BOOM, Black screen. Well, I cant continue unless I have the SPI USB programmer and IC CLip test tool to recover BIOS.

IC CLIP TEST tool has arrived. Waiting for SPI programmer. Also, laptop is practically dead.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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maxwell87
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@wiselyzzz

what AMI firmware were you using?

edit: what AMI firmware does your UEFI/BIOS have?

2015 15" Clevo N150RD + [email protected] (EXP GDC 9.0b) + Win10


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wiselyzzz
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Posted by: maxwell87

@wiselyzzz

what AMI firmware were you using?

edit: what AMI firmware does your UEFI/BIOS have?

Do you mean the version of BIOS?

P.S: I am so sorry for replying too long. I was waiting for the USB SPI programmer. The tool is not even arrived yet. It is almost a week and it is driving me crazy. Need to fix my laptop ASAP.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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dani29m
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@wiselyzzz i saw your posts at Voltground and the thing is that the guy over there explained you how to do it,there is two proper  tutorials on top of that page ,the same guy helped your buddy Ajayaja with the same problems but i guess he didn't learn a thing from it and you kept listening to the wrong person instead of at least read those tutorials makes me believe that no one here or anywhere else can help you.Good luck,looks like you have a hard road ahead of you.....or just buy yourself newer laptop with TB3 ,the chances over there to brick the laptop are slim to none(it's plug and play).

ASUS A53SV: i7-2860QM, 16GB DDR3 running WINDOWS 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016
SSD: SAMSUNG 850 PRO(256GB)+SAMSUNG 850 EVO(120GB)
eGPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW+ PE4C V3.0(mPCIe)+EVGA 650 G3 PSU (internal display ONLY)


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wiselyzzz
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Posted by: dani29m

@wiselyzzz i saw your posts at Voltground and the thing is that the guy over there explained you how to do it,there is two proper  tutorials on top of that page ,the same guy helped your buddy Ajayaja with the same problems but i guess he didn't learn a thing from it and you kept listening to the wrong person instead of at least read those tutorials makes me believe that no one here or anywhere else can help you.Good luck,looks like you have a hard road ahead of you.....or just buy yourself newer laptop with TB3 ,the chances over there to brick the laptop are slim to none(it's plug and play).

To be honest, I have a very little knowledge about this stuff. Also, ajay managed to help me far. He even told me he was not sure and asked me to seek help for jcd in voltground. His case and my case are slighty different but still my case is more complicated. It is very hard road ahead. I don't know how I can fix this. I am still waiting for SPI USB programmer to arrive. I hope it works.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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Ajayajayaj
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Posted by: dani29m

@wiselyzzz i saw your posts at Voltground and the thing is that the guy over there explained you how to do it,there is two proper  tutorials on top of that page ,the same guy helped your buddy Ajayaja with the same problems but i guess he didn't learn a thing from it and you kept listening to the wrong person instead of at least read those tutorials makes me believe that no one here or anywhere else can help you.Good luck,looks like you have a hard road ahead of you.....or just buy yourself newer laptop with TB3 ,the chances over there to brick the laptop are slim to none(it's plug and play).

My brick was completely different, I bricked it by flashing with AFUWIN open and Fptfw. 

The tutorials were followed, and they did not work. The brick was from a last ditch attempt to get it working, it was pretty frustrating that it wasn't.

Also, I really didn't know what to do about flashing the original bios. I was worried about it, but decided against better judgement to just try it.

Fixing a bricked bios is pretty easy luckily, so that's good. Hopefully with the actually updated bios installed properly it should work. (Right now the worst part is waiting for the parts to ship :))

Anyways, just trying to help people because jcd and others on the forum can be pretty busy helping others.

2011 15" Asus U57A + GTX1050@4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC) + Win10 (no guide)


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