[BIOS] EP121AS 501 [Modding Thread]

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  1. SpAiK

    SpAiK Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'm also looking to flash my bios, but how could I know what's the version I have before getting dirty?
     
  2. Sobi

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  3. CF77

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    your bios is bricked...
    need to send it in to ASUS or a good local shop to repair...
    ensure the fan cable is not damaged..

    read forumm...
     
  4. lastot069

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    WinFlash.exe /force
     
  5. docfate

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    I am new to this site.
    I purchased my Asus state as soon as they came out (I believe 2011).

    I always felt that my tablet was not as fast as it could have been, but had it confirmed this month. The reason I knew something, Was wrong, was because I received a "GoPro" as a gift recently.

    According to forums on editing GoPro footage, my Asus should have been adequate for doing this. However, when I tried to view my footage, the playback was choppy, and audio was not in sync.

    At trying to research a solution, I came across this board, and am thankful to everyone that contributes to its success. I especially would like to thank "CF77" for his work on the "704" Bios fix.

    Needless to say, after applying the fix, editing my videos was like day and night! My videos run smooth, editing is fast, and my tablet feels brand new!

    Now, if you could only fix the 4 GB memory limit problem. So that we could upgrade to 8 GB RAM, we would truly have a machine that people would envy us for having!

    I look forward to helping others, and contributing as best as possible!
     
  6. DaveT

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    I updated my EP 121 to Win 8.1 before flashing the bios.
    Now I hold the F2 key on boot and Win 8.1 seems to by pass and I cannot get into the Bios.

    Is this an issue with 8.1?
    Is there another way to get in to the bios?

    PS, my son does not have the original recovery disks.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  7. CF77

    CF77 Love Tablet. Senior Member

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    I'm still on Win7...there were couple users had the same issue when win 8 first came out. I think they have to go back to Win 7 to update bios...the accident to brick your computer seems to be higher under win 8...
     
  8. DaveT

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    I have reinstalled Win 7 and the chipset drivers.

    F2 at boot still does not open the BIOS.

    But esc and del will get to the boot manager. So I know that the keyboard is seen.

    Tell me that Asus did not make suck a fragile pos?
     
  9. TAL333

    TAL333 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I have flashed 704 mod2 on 4 ep121's usung Winflash and all worked perfectly. I have an ep121 with a bad drive and no oem partition so I loaded Win7 on a new drive complete and added all of the Asus programs including APRP but couldn't get Winflash to install. I was Stupid and impatient and flashed 704 mod 2 with Easyflash through Bios. It went all the way through and then erased and flashed a shorter file and at the end just shut down. I disconnected the battery overnight and pushed the reset for 10 seconds in the morning but no power at all. I can't find anyplace selling bios chips so is there something else I could try to get in to reflash the bios or is it toast? It had Bios 501 on it.
     
  10. DaveT

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    As it turns out I did not brick the the device. No mistakes
    It seems that the type of USB Keyboard is important.
    I had an older usb1 keyboard and it did not work.
    After using a newer wireless keyboard form another system, F2 worked.
    Bios updated through the Advanced settings in the BIOs.
    Win7, drivers and programs installed and working just fine.

    Just one question, There are not many settings in the BIOS to work with. Time/Date and a few enable/disable settings. Is this normal?

    Thanks
    DaveT
     

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