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Yuna44
11-16-2010, 06:24 AM
G73jh vBios update tutorial, for GSOD matter.


Hello everybody, this tutorial is based on the GARY KEY one’s, made originally on notebook review forum further to the development by ASUS of a new vBIOS, to solve the problems of GSOD. So I’m doing nothing more than illustrating it.

Original tutorial :How to Fix Your GSOD Blues (http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/515309-how-fix-your-gsod-blues.html)



vBIOS history:


Chastity: " @Yuna44: Here's a quick review of the vBIOS History:



HYN vBIOS is an alpha vBIOS
SAM vBIOS is first Beta
v93 vBIOS is 2nd Beta, and now is bumped to final "



I put this vBios history as some people have received from Asus support the wrong revision of the vBios like G730810.hyn which is the Alpha revision !:confused:


The vBIOS is certified to operate with the Bios 211
So Gary deeply recommends to update BIOS in version 211 before the vBios update.



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vBIOS update :


1st Step : Creation of a bootable USB stick.


- First of all download the following file: 93vBIOSa.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/?xjc63tdnscvv4ul)
- Unzip the file, you obtain the following files:

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/341404Sans_titre.jpg


- Unzip also those files: HPUSBDisk.rar and win98boot.rar

- Insert your USB stick then launch the software freshly unziped "HPUSBDisk": mark the option " Create a DOS startup disk " then indicate the directory where you have unziped the file win98boot.rar (normally "win98boot", Not the CDROM subfolder). Then "Start"

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/223487Sans_titre_2.png


- Copy then the 3 files : atiflash, BR38352.001 and Vflash on your USB stick.

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/458796Sans_titre_3.jpg




2nd Step : Flashing the new vBIOS ( The computer must be connected to power supply during all the operation)..


- Let plugged the USB stick.
- switch off your computer.
- Restart and tapping on the key "Escape" Until the following window appears. Then select your USB stick and validate (it is the same name as the one who appears when you format the USB stick with HP USB Disk, For me: IOCELL celldisk...).

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/608804P1030586bis.jpg


- Type Vflash then validate.

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/347762P1030588.jpg


- Here's it's done !!! :);)

http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/663096743141P1030589jpg.jpg


- Unplug the USB stick.
- Then restart with the three magic fingers Ctrl+Alt+Del .

Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool:



P.S.: (We see on the last photo that the new and the old vBIOS are the same. It is normal in my case, because I had already made the update. I just redid the flash to be able to take some photos.)




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****!!! The flash failed I do not have display anymore!!!!!!!!

No problem... Here is the solution: ;)
(There is very little chance that, that arrives at you, but it is always better to have the solution in case of.)


This manipulation was reported by a member of " notebook review " for whom the flash failed, and he resolved his problem in this way. I have tested the method and that works ! The computer boot automatically on the USB stick and the flash is made automatically.


- Take back your USB stick and rename the file "Vflash" to "autoexec".
(So the file become auto-executable :) ).

- Check if there is not of disk in your reader.
- Remove the 2 HDD (disconnect your computer and remove the battery).
- Connect your USB stick (only your stick, nothing else).
- Start your computer (reconnect your computer and put back the battery).
- Wait 2 minutes then switch off your computer.

- Put back your 2 HDD.
- Then restart.



Here is! Everything is back to normal ! :cool:

P.S.: Sorry for my english, I'm french... :D

Spunkgamer
11-16-2010, 12:10 PM
Nice job.

Yuna44
11-16-2010, 12:44 PM
Thank you!

Just hope it will help some people!
And also let's help "Asusrog.com" to be the official and the most visited Asus dedicate web site! As for sur it will be helpful for us later on...

Brian@ASUS
11-16-2010, 05:30 PM
thanks yuna!

mateomalimat
11-16-2010, 09:43 PM
Now, will this vBios work with OverDrive? I have a 93vBIOS that is supposed to enable OverDrive, not sure if it's the same one.

Spunkgamer
11-17-2010, 05:38 PM
nope the true unoffical vbios does not unlock ati overdrive that is a edit changed vbios that chasity has.

Yuna44
11-18-2010, 12:27 AM
To be right:

This vBios is the official Beta. And not the final yet, that's why it's not on the official Asus support website.

Brian@ASUS
11-18-2010, 12:38 AM
yuna the bios we have loaded here the v93a is the official bios supported by ASUS.

http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?519-G73Jh-GSOD-Vbios-Update

Yuna44
11-18-2010, 12:53 AM
Yes I know. It is officially supported by Asus. But it's still a Beta as they were waiting for custom feedback before making it to final.

And not of all the Asus support people are aware about this v93a and still sending the Alpha vBios "G730810.hyn".
And regarding the last post of Gary on "notebook review" they are preparing official update of Bios and vBios.asus-updates-official (http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/531373-asus-updates-official.html)

But anyway, yes for sure it is an official vBios. And my link is the same as yours

wteo40
11-22-2010, 02:10 PM
Yes I know. It is officially supported by Asus. But it's still a Beta as they were waiting for custom feedback before making it to final.

And not of all the Asus support people are aware about this v93a and still sending the Alpha vBios "G730810.hyn".
And regarding the last post of Gary on "notebook review" they are preparing official update of Bios and vBios.asus-updates-official (http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/531373-asus-updates-official.html)

But anyway, yes for sure it is an official vBios. And my link is the same as yours



http://es.asusxperts.com/asus-gaming-series/4292-recursos-y-soluciones-g73jh.html
still I am in doubt therefore in this forum indicate me the presence of two VBIOS here a beta and one another officer with improvement of powerplay, already I carried through the exchange of the original for the beta but and this officer what it would move and will be necessary to carry through the exchange?

Brian@ASUS
11-22-2010, 05:44 PM
I am ASUS, and gary has confirmed with me and i am tell everyone what i have on the thread is official. we are getting it out to the service team for anyone that wants to send in their notebook for repair. or you can save time and do it yourself.

Yuna44
11-23-2010, 04:48 AM
wteo40,
You can trust without any doubt Brian and Gary, they are Asus parts.
“I” call this vBios “beta” as it is not yet uploaded on the Asus support website. But any way it is the official fix from Asus.
Sorry if I got you confused with this naming (beta).

vBIOS history:

Chastity: " @Yuna44: Here's a quick review of the vBIOS History:



HYN vBIOS is an alpha vBIOS
SAM vBIOS is first Beta
v93 vBIOS is 2nd Beta, and now is bumped to final "

Spunkgamer
11-23-2010, 03:25 PM
I am ASUS, and gary has confirmed with me and i am tell everyone what i have on the thread is official. we are getting it out to the service team for anyone that wants to send in their notebook for repair. or you can save time and do it yourself.

Brian and Gary I don't want to start a pissing match but if this was a true offical vbios release it would be on the asus support web site and not hidden on a forum. There are indeed people in the world that will not download off a forum for fear of software hacks and do not want to have a 2 to 6 week wait for a simple vbios update to take place by RMA. What seems to be the problem with placing the vbios on the offical asus support web site?

Yuna44
01-31-2011, 07:31 AM
Up. Just to keep it at the first page.

krychek
09-04-2011, 01:56 AM
Am I able to do this vBios update with an SD card, DVD, or CD? I don't have a flash USB-drive available at the moment. When I go into the bios, I am unable to find an option to boot from the SD card slot. But I will do it with a CD or DVD if it's possible. Thanks in advance.