HP Pavilion and EXP GDC 8.0 Need Help 🙁  


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June 21, 2018 8:43 am  

I'm using HP Pavilion 15-au183sa

So, I bought the exp gdc 8.0 with an ngff connector. Then, I connected it on the laptop and I am greeted with a black screen with flashing caps lock key. HP Website says its a code for "The embedded controller has timed out waiting for the BIOS." I get the black screen even when i only connect the cable itself not connected to the beast. I have already tried the options here:  https://egpu.io/forums/expresscard-mpcie-m-2-adapters/mpcieecngff-m2-resolving-detection-bootup-and-stability-problems/

I have also tried hotswapping the beast and the wifi card after putting the laptop to sleep. All that happens is the black screen again.

I tried hotplugging too while the system is in use and it renders my keyboard unresponsive.

I can't seem to find a solution at all 🙁 any help would be appreciated.

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July 20, 2018 4:50 am  

I have similar HP model and same problem. Were you able to make it work?

bazim jr
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November 9, 2018 1:19 am  

did you find any fix?? i purchased gtx 1060 and i waited so long for this and i'm having the same issue. please help if you have found any solution