A544 bios update issues - now resolved

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stevemac
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Product(s): LIFEBOOK A544

A544 bios update issues - now resolved

Postby stevemac » Tue Apr 23, 2019 19:45

Hi,

I have been attempting to update the bios on my Lifebook A544 - without success!

Current installed bios is version 1.11 - there are several updated bios available from Fujitsu but none of them will flash. Error code is 'ERROR 216 - Failed to read BIOS from ROM! Status = 1501.'

I understand the updated bios is critical on this model, due to battery overheating & non-charging issues. Bios is Phoenix - I've tried searching for some way of updating via USB but cannot find a suitable loader program.

Can any of you help?
Last edited by stevemac on Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:55, edited 1 time in total.

stevemac
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Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:55
Product(s): LIFEBOOK A544

Re: A544 bios update issues

Postby stevemac » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:51

Problem now resolved.

Running Windows 10 64bit. Bios version 1.11 will only update using the admin pack - to version 1.13. launch the admin pack from within Windows & ignore the warning messages. Computer will shutdown & install BIOS version 1.13.
After reboot, the BIOS update launcher that windows presents will now work & update the BIOS to the current version (1.24)


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