Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

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Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby Birgit » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:51

Some Fujitsu Siemens Computers notebooks are experiencing long-term faults in their graphics displays. This is due to faulty graphics cards and chipsets. The problem can be remedied by replacing the graphics card or motherboard.
For more information please click here http://support.fujitsu-siemens.com/com/support/bios_update.html
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Re: Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby barjo » Tue Nov 04, 2008 16:09

dear Birgit,
It seems that it's only for garantee covered machines :-(
Have a nice day.
barjo

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Re: Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby thourios » Sun Nov 09, 2008 15:37

Two days ago while I was copying a cd using my Amilo 1556Pi I heared a click and the notebook shuts down. The notebook was on a ZALMAN notebook cooler. This had happened a lot of times (the sudden shut down) but this time I had to make a clean Windows XP Installation because it wouldn't start up again. Last year I replaced the burned out Nvidia Ge Force Go 7600 graphic card under warranty. Maybe I was "a lucky one". I was advised that this occured because of overheating. I had also read in several forums that this is a common problen in these notebooks. Though the notebook was always used in a room with airconditioning and on a cooler, occasionally when ever it wanted click, and off, even after replacing the graphic card. Checking this site after reinstaling XP I found out that there was a Bios update wich I installed and I think it works. I see that the Nvidia temparture is 50 degrees C. when it was never under 68C. in the same room temperature.

COMMENTS

1) By the way the last e-mail I received by Fujitsu Siemens was: No updates available for your product. Why?
2) Why did it take Fujitsu Siemens more than two years to realise that faulty graphic cards and chipsets were installed in these notebooks and gave now (I hope so) a solution ?
3) How many people have purchased these notebooks, have there graphic cards burned and have to pay now about 400 Euros to get them repaired?
4) I think that Fujitsu Siemens must recall and replace all these notebooks or at least repair them at no cost becuse the notebooks were delivered with faulty graphic cards, chipset as they admit.

:x

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Re: Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby quixpeed » Fri Nov 28, 2008 22:53

hi...
well i'm experiencing the symptoms with my pi 1556, and i'm afraid that damage has been done, but my problem is with your F S supplier or F S its self in the UAE, they are not showing any kind of corporation as my notebook has NOT been updated by them or even as far as i knew they don't have any idea about the issue until i found it by myself, and i followed up with them trying to know how come there is a factory defect and i'm not noticed about it, who's responsibility is this, and on what basis they are speaking of warranty if the product is FACTORY DEFECTED, i'm sorry to say that i am totally un happy with their service, my notebook is down for almost 4 weeks and remaining in their hands for 2 weeks inclusive, and all personal data and work on it, i am totally cornered....

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Re: Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby superkojot » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:26

hi
By my oppinion there is a problem with new bios. I have upgraded it but I had to downgrade back to 1.25.The fan had nonsnece behavior. It ran at middle speed without GPU load. But when I was playing a game The fan speeded down to the lowest speed. I realy dont see the point of this behavior. :(

and sorry for my poor english :wink:

have a nice day

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Re: Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby thourios » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:39

superkojot wrote:hi
By my oppinion there is a problem with new bios. I have upgraded it but I had to downgrade back to 1.25.The fan had nonsnece behavior. It ran at middle speed without GPU load. But when I was playing a game The fan speeded down to the lowest speed. I realy dont see the point of this behavior. :(

and sorry for my poor english :wink:

have a nice day


I have noticed that the fan has a weird behavior too, but I must admit that the temperature has fallen sufficiently
By the way how did you downgrade?

:?:

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Re: Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby superkojot » Mon Dec 01, 2008 17:12

Because temperatures rises very high during full load. And the graphics card gets overheat much more soon.... I donloaded exe file with BIOS 1.25... You can find it at support.fujitsu.....

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Re: Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby BTK2007 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 22:06

I have the same problem with PA 2548 an the newest Bios :(

Nvidia Driver is 180.70
Win Vista Ultimate x64 ( but the problems are on XP or Vista x86 too)


sorry my english is not good ;) ...

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Re: Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby paplac » Thu Dec 18, 2008 0:47

thourios wrote:Two days ago while I was copying a cd using my Amilo 1556Pi I heared a click and the notebook shuts down. The notebook was on a ZALMAN notebook cooler. This had happened a lot of times (the sudden shut down) but this time I had to make a clean Windows XP Installation because it wouldn't start up again. Last year I replaced the burned out Nvidia Ge Force Go 7600 graphic card under warranty. Maybe I was "a lucky one". I was advised that this occured because of overheating. I had also read in several forums that this is a common problen in these notebooks. Though the notebook was always used in a room with airconditioning and on a cooler, occasionally when ever it wanted click, and off, even after replacing the graphic card. Checking this site after reinstaling XP I found out that there was a Bios update wich I installed and I think it works. I see that the Nvidia temparture is 50 degrees C. when it was never under 68C. in the same room temperature.

COMMENTS

1) By the way the last e-mail I received by Fujitsu Siemens was: No updates available for your product. Why?
2) Why did it take Fujitsu Siemens more than two years to realise that faulty graphic cards and chipsets were installed in these notebooks and gave now (I hope so) a solution ?
3) How many people have purchased these notebooks, have there graphic cards burned and have to pay now about 400 Euros to get them repaired?
4) I think that Fujitsu Siemens must recall and replace all these notebooks or at least repair them at no cost becuse the notebooks were delivered with faulty graphic cards, chipset as they admit.

:x



Yes, I'm thinking same, because i never buy any other FSC notebook in the future.

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Re: Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby Henriksn » Tue Jan 27, 2009 18:32

/signed...

Luckily I had my geforce replaced for free - but the performance and heat issues haven't changed at all. I would like to kick the designer for making the cooling WAY underdimensioned. Now it only works as a word processing computer with an overheating semi-gaming graphics card.

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Re: Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby knorbika » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:51

Hi,
I have exactly the same problem. Unfortunately I did not know about the graphic card failure and my notebook stopped working at all!
RECALL THESE DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS AND/OR GIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO BOUGHT THESE NOTEBOOKS!!!

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Re: Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby nblueman » Thu Feb 05, 2009 20:49

my bios crashed and now my laptop is dead ,because i update the new bios,during the update my laptop power off and now i have a black screen ,and the laptop power on and power off by loop always,someone told me that is dead now,dont know what to do

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Re: Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby Rogier » Wed Apr 01, 2009 18:17

My Amilo Pi 1556 notebook is suffering from exact this problem.

1. Where can I download the latest BIOS? The link in the top post doesn't work, and I can't find it anywhere on the Fujitsu Siemens site (all I find is this which describes the same issue, but doesn't contain any relevant download link!)

2. If the problem was due to faulty chips in the first place, why are they only replaced on machines that are still in warranty? This is just a matter of FS shipping wrong hardware, and they should replace them all, warranty or not. It's not like everything was OK first, and went broken later on after the warranty period or something.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby thourios » Wed Apr 01, 2009 20:30


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Re: Bios Updates for AMILO Notebook Pi 1556, Xi 1526, Pa 1538, X

Postby thourios » Sat May 09, 2009 23:14

Has anybody instaled the new Bios update 1.27 ?
Any comments?

:?:


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