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Old 04-25-2019, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default Alienware 18 (2013 edition) bios dump please

hello
im looking for an alienware 18 bios dump please
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Alienware 18 (2013 edition) bios dump please

Post your serial number and bios backup if you have it .
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: Alienware 18 (2013 edition) bios dump please

unfortunately i dont have the backup as im stuck on 8 beeps and no display issue but this is the tag number for it
GK8KSY1

motherboard VAS10 LA-9332P REV 1.0

last working bios was VAS10A14

is it possible to have the same dump of that version ?

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Old 04-25-2019, 04:25 PM   #4
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Default Re: Alienware 18 (2013 edition) bios dump please

in case you need the original bios from dell website
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File Type: rar VAS10A14.rar (4.49 MB, 49 views)

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Old 04-26-2019, 03:00 AM   #5
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Default Re: Alienware 18 (2013 edition) bios dump please

The VAS10A14 is only a 4MB bios update,not the full bios.I found a full bios that you can try, but the 8 beeps is an LCD error.Try the bios,if it doesn`t work reseat the LVDS cable on the motherboard and screen.Its also possible it could have a corrupt EDID, there`s a post over on notebookreview about the problem.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/thre...panels.779449/
http://forum.notebookreview.com/thre...781467/page-56

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Old 04-26-2019, 06:44 AM   #6
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Default Re: Alienware 18 (2013 edition) bios dump please

Ok i will try and get back to you but do i have to flash the EC as well ? Or just the bios chip only ? If both can you help find the IC location on the mobo ?

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Old 04-26-2019, 07:47 AM   #7
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The bios is UH14 . Backup your old bios and verify it .Post your bios backup here, it may be repairable.
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:55 AM   #8
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ok i got that but still didnt get the answer for the EC do i have to flash it as well or just the bios only? the bios still on the mobo i have to pull it out andi will upload a backup sure
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:29 AM   #9
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Default Re: Alienware 18 (2013 edition) bios dump please

got the backup here can you check it out for me ?
i saw alot of forums talking about BIOS setup menu switch graphics settings from SG to PEG, would you be able to modify that in the bios and make it SG as default ?
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Old 04-27-2019, 02:36 AM   #10
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Try this new bios . If you want a modified version post your bios over at bios-mods.com .
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File Type: zip VAS10 LA-9332P A14 ME_CLEAN.zip (3.01 MB, 79 views)

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Old 04-27-2019, 02:43 PM   #11
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Default Re: Alienware 18 (2013 edition) bios dump please

it was a faulty lcd and some peoples said you have to fix the eeprom i think in the lcd using a programmer, overall i tried another screen it work fine but was curious if there is a simple way to reprogram the screen ic or something ??
i do have a bios programmer so would that work ???
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Old 04-27-2019, 04:21 PM   #12
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it was a faulty lcd and some peoples said you have to fix the eeprom i think in the lcd using a programmer, overall i tried another screen it work fine but was curious if there is a simple way to reprogram the screen ic or something ??
i do have a bios programmer so would that work ???
Did you read post #5 ? The Alienware eeprom EDID dumps are on notebookreview. Yes you can reprogram the chip: https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?p=881365
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The VAS10A14 is only a 4MB bios update,not the full bios.I found a full bios that you can try, but the 8 beeps is an LCD error.Try the bios,if it doesn`t work reseat the LVDS cable on the motherboard and screen.Its also possible it could have a corrupt EDID, there`s a post over on notebookreview about the problem.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/thre...panels.779449/
http://forum.notebookreview.com/thre...781467/page-56
Hello friend, I have an AW 18 r3 2013, it has a problem, every time I cold boot it, there will be completely black screen for 30 minutes, after that everything just fine, I learned that this is due to bios ME region corruption, and the only way to fix it is to rewrite the bios with a bios programmer. Thanks for your infomation let me know the chip is UH14.
I have a question, can I use this file you posted to rewrite my bios chip?
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Old 07-19-2020, 05:51 AM   #14
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yes .
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yes .
Thank you. Sorry what I forgot to is sya is I have updated the GPU to GTX970, and the bios file you posted look like has a 765m, will that be ok for my laptop?
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Thank you. Sorry what I forgot to is sya is I have updated the GPU to GTX970, and the bios file you posted look like has a 765m, will that be ok for my laptop?
I don`t know,you may have to modify the vBios, do some research https://uk.alienwarearena.com/ucf/sh...de-to-gtx-970m
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The VAS10A14 is only a 4MB bios update,not the full bios.I found a full bios that you can try, but the 8 beeps is an LCD error.Try the bios,if it doesn`t work reseat the LVDS cable on the motherboard and screen.Its also possible it could have a corrupt EDID, there`s a post over on notebookreview about the problem.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/thre...panels.779449/
http://forum.notebookreview.com/thre...781467/page-56
its working perfectly
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