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Flash Bios amilo D1845 and get Divorced !! well .....

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Flash Bios amilo D1845 and get Divorced !! well .....

Postby mgc » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:15 am

In December 2006 I logged onto the Fujitsu Seimens web site and checked for updates for my Amilo D1845.

it had been working like a treat. I had noticed that it reccomended a BIOS update and also another programe I was running suggested I get the latest BIOS update for my computer.

this I did. I followed the instructions, charged the battery , left AC power on and flashed the bios via ISO disk image.

no problems .... or so I thought ....

A week or two (or three later) ... I noticed that the computer was not able to run on the battery., I thought that well the battery is dead after 2 1/2 years, so I ordered a new one. When the new battery arrived I plugged it in and it said

4% charged charging ....

However several hours later it was still charging and it was only 4 % charged .

Next thought .. faulty battery or wiring problem between a/c adaptor and battery charger....


However looking into this there seems to be a wealth of problems where the computers firmware no longer charges the battery. Especially with microsofts ACPI driver and AC adaptor system there seems to be a problem. Microsoft reccomends a reinstall of operating system after BIOS update .. this I tried with no luck .

If you try http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305037 or related topics you may see some issues.

One issue said microsoft may have a hotfix but only for specified issued with battery charging. However as my laptop is now out of warrenty I cant go back to the manafucturer for support and as operating system is OEM version microsoft not able to offer unpaid support.. ( The laptop is 2.5 years old and yes I did look for optional extra 3 year warranty but was not available outside mainland GB).

Can any one help here.

And yes my wife is treatning divorce as I have spent probally too much time trying to fix this problem ... it would have been much cheaper for me to work and buy 2 or 3 new notebooks!!!

My advice would be stick with the your current set up and dont threaten your set up and risk divorce by flashing (?dodgy?) BIOS !!!

anyone know where I can get a copy of my original BIOS or should I just try a format of my hard disk and reinstall the operating system. (current Bios version 1.04 or 1.04c)

Anyone else experiencing similar problems ??

Not going to reccomend Fujitsu - seimens at present . Support access not great. ( I had excellent system with Scaleo Desktop but this notebook ... a disaster)
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Postby aspettl » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:16 pm

I'm not even sure that is related to the new BIOS. Maybe there's a hardware failure.
At least it is not a known problem of this BIOS version - never heard of it in over 2 years of reading in the German forum...

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Postby izunec » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:05 am

I have almost same problem ... is it really hardware fault or something else? My notebook is also out of warranty ... so I'm looking for some other solution.
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