AMILO Pi 1536 dead after BIOS 1.25

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gmv
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AMILO Pi 1536 dead after BIOS 1.25

Postby gmv » Sat May 30, 2009 18:44

Hi Forum,

I tried to update the BIOS of my Amilo Pi 1536 to version 1.25. I started the update, and 5 minutes later, I returned to see how that was proceeding. The laptop had rebooted (as it was expected), but could not boot up.
Now, when I try to start it, the power led comes up, along with the num lock, the caps lock and the scroll lock. If the CD drive is not open, the HDD led comes up too, and goes off after the drive makes the boot noise.

I tried to recover a BIOS from the CD drive, with the ISO image from FSC, with no luck.

Has anybody else seen this behavior? Are there any Amilo specific BIOS recovery practices?

Thanks,

GM

gmv
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Re: AMILO Pi 1536 dead after BIOS 1.25

Postby gmv » Sun May 31, 2009 19:57

Here are some news...
The board seems to have an AMI bios, not a Phoenix one, like all other Amilos. If I press CTRL+HOME and power it on, it will stop from constantly rebooting, and activate boot block. The thing is that the screen is off, so I don't know what file name it expects to find, and from where.... USB stick light comes up, but it doesn't seem to try to read something.
The standard AMI BIOS name "AMIBOOT.ROM" does not work for CD nor USB stick.

Any ideas for the name?

gmv
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Re: AMILO Pi 1536 dead after BIOS 1.25

Postby gmv » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:24

Does somebody by any chance have the service manual of this thing, or a BIOS recovery procedure?

mhiggs
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Re: AMILO Pi 1536 dead after BIOS 1.25

Postby mhiggs » Tue Jun 02, 2009 16:32

gmv wrote:Does somebody by any chance have the service manual of this thing, or a BIOS recovery procedure?


Hi GMV

Did you find a solution as I have the same problem and they want to charge me about R7000 (700USD) to repair it?

Regards

Marius

dedier
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Re: AMILO Pi 1536 dead after BIOS 1.25

Postby dedier » Wed Jun 03, 2009 13:15

I have the same problem since yesterday, but i didn't do the update for the bios... I did just nothing :s If anyone has a solution, please let me know!!!

KountZERO
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Re: AMILO Pi 1536 dead after BIOS 1.25

Postby KountZERO » Thu Mar 18, 2010 23:28

It seems that i too have an ami bios on my 1536 as i have to press ctrl and home to get it to go into bios recovery mode. Trouble is i cant find an ami bios for it.
It flashes with a phoenix bios recovery disk and a bios.wph file but surely it should be looking for an amiboot.rom?

Atm as i have posted elsewhere i just get a single beep, lights flash once and it reboots forever. Why is it acting like an ami and using a phoenix file :?


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